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Situated in the heart of a beautiful and historic city, the University of Lincoln was named Modern University of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

Whether you are thinking about coming to study or undertake research with us, you can be confident that you are joining a university that places the quality of the student experience at the heart of everything it does.

Employers are increasingly looking for individuals who can make a difference in today’s global workplace. With our expert staff, modern facilities, close links with business, and pioneering research we aim to provide the tools you need to achieve your career aspirations.

Lincoln’s School of Sport and Exercise Science provides students with an opportunity to study a range of sport and health-related subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level, underpinned by scientific research. Students are able to make the most of their studies and can access the range of facilities available at our beautiful Brayford Pool Campus.

The University’s Human Performance Centre (HPC) offers innovative, industry-focussed equipment to meet the academic needs of our students and support laboratory projects and field investigations. We have dedicated practical and teaching spaces which include physiology and biomechanics laboratories, designated psychology and sports therapy laboratories, and consultation suites alongside specific practical spaces to support exercise instruction and referral work.

To further enhance your studies, the School maintains strong links with industry and professional practices to offer varied opportunities for work experience within the community.

Choose from a wide range of sports science programmes

The School of Sport and Exercise Science provides an educational experience within an enthusiastic and supportive environment and offers students the opportunity to equip themselves with the practical skills needed to succeed in many areas including professional practice, performance, and research.

BSc programmes include Sport and Exercise Science, Sport and Exercise Therapy, Health, Exercise and Nutrition, Health and Exercise Science, Strength and Conditioning in Sport, Physical Education and Sport and Sport Development and Coaching. These degree courses examine the role of physical activity in health and disease, strategies for increasing participation in sport and physical activity, and study the approaches that can be utilised in optimising human performance.

If you are looking to develop your knowledge, enhance your salary or would like to stand out from the crowd, the School offers a selection of multidisciplinary postgraduate programmes, including : MSc Sport Science, MSc Sports Therapy, MSc by Research Sport and Exercise Science/Sports Studies, and MPhil/PhD Sport and Exercise Science/Sports Studies. Our courses allow you to develop advanced specialist knowledge of a particular subject by devising and pursuing a chosen topic of interest under the supervision of research-active academics within the School.

Facilities that strengthen learning and research

As a student at Lincoln, you will be able to make the most of access to our learning and teaching facilities, such as the Human Performance Centre This specialist resource incorporates physiology and biomechanics laboratories, a dedicated sports therapy suite and a strength and conditioning suite. Specialist laboratories are used for teaching, academic research, and external consultancy with businesses, sports teams and elite athletes.

Equipment available to students and staff ranges from motion capture systems, an isokinetic dynamometer, multiple force plates, treadmills, cycle and kayak ergometers, gas analysis, and blood lactate measuring systems, and an endless pool swimming flume tank.

Small-group practical teaching focuses on maximising student access to this specialist equipment so that you can gain hands-on experience and develop as an applied practitioner. The HPC is also a collaborative, transdisciplinary research centre used by our academic team to investigate current real-world issues faced by in the fields of sport, exercise science, and human performance. Our collective academic expertise helps to inform teaching and can also support student-led research projects.

Research projects allow students to gain confidence and experience as independent practitioners who are better equipped to solve problems and make informed decisions in helping athletes optimise performance and minimise injuries.

Career-focussed teaching

Our industry-engaged approach to teaching provides you with the chance to choose a tailored approach to your learning. Whether you select a programme that emphasises an applied focus, placement opportunity or extra-curricular experience within your area of interest, we are here to support you in your future career.

Students can take advantage of the School’s career-ready initiative – IMPress – which provides an opportunity to gain real-world experience with local, regional, and national partners. These connections are supported by opportunities events, where students have the chance to meet industry partners, and alumni eventswhere they can receive guidance from the School’s graduates working across a wide range of industries

Students have the opportunity to pursue sports in their leisure time at Lincoln and can choose from a wide range of sports clubs and societies. From archery, football, and climbing, to fencing, volleyball or yoga, there are plenty of options to choose from.

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