School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

About us

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Ranked 1st in the World for Sports-related Subjects (QS Subject Rankings 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)

Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences is renowned as an internationally recognised centre of excellence for the study of sport, exercise and health through the natural and social sciences.

I chose Loughborough University because it is famous for its sport reputation all over the world.

Victor Lin, MSc Sport Management

Highly-rated in national university league tables and ranked No.1 in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for for five years in a row, the School’s wide-ranging expertise encompasses such diverse areas as medicine, molecular biology, nutrition, biomechanics, economics, pedagogy, psychology, sociology and sport management. The unrivalled breadth of our undergraduate courses, postgraduate programmes and research degrees attracts students from all over the world.

Over the years the School has built an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research.  With our globally renowned staff collaborating with other academic institutions, centres and industry partners around the world, the School has been recognised for both the quality of our research and our highly competitive undergraduate, postgraduate taught and doctoral programmes.

Our important, cutting edge research regularly sees the School making headlines and appearing on television and radio, such is Loughborough's prominence in the fields of health, sport, exercise and biomedical science.

The establishment of a pioneering sport and exercise medicine centre at Loughborough - one of three regional hubs that, together, form the country's first ever National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine - further cements our reputation at the forefront of these fields.

With access to state-of-the-art laboratories, teaching resources, equipment, sport and exercise facilities, Loughborough University and the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences offer both a truly unique student experience and a dynamic centre of research excellence.