About us

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

The School is highly-rated in national university league tables and has been ranked No.1 in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for for eight years in a row (2017-2024).

Our 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.

An international reputation for teaching and research

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.

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.