School of Sport and Health Sciences

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Join us for an applicant event!

If you’ve applied for an undergraduate course starting this September learn more about the course and get to know us better at our events for applicants and offer holders. Upcoming events for Sport and Health Science applicants: Wednesday 21 February 2024 Online subject Q&A sessions Ask any questions you might have before you attend your…

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New facilities at the Falmer campus

Development work at our Falmer campus is well underway and in January our Sport and Health Complex opened its doors Newly opened leisure facilities included a gym, dance and fitness studio, spin studio and a social area. The next phase of the development will see the opening of the swimming pools, two show court hall, …

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Funding for new dual-capability environmental chamber

University of Brighton has secured funding of £325k to support its research into the health impacts of climate change – including longer, hotter summers in the UK – on vulnerable groups. The award from the Wolfson Foundation will be used to expand research carried out at the University’s pioneering Environmental Extremes Lab. A new, dual-capability…

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Sport and exercise science graduate secures £0.9m UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship

Brighton sport and exercise science graduate Dr Jessica Mee has this month secured a £0.9m UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship grant to investigate the impact of heat strain on women’s health and performance. The study, for which Dr Mee has received £942,349 in funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), will look at how to improve women’s health…

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Providing psychological support to Ukrainian elite athletes

Senior lecturer Dr Anastasiya Khomutova, course leader for the Sport Coaching BSc(Hons) degree, is working as part of a disciplinary team to support Ukrainian elite hurdlers as they train to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics. Ukrainian national track and field athletes have been unable to train in Ukraine since the outbreak of war and…

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University of Brighton teams up with Ringmer AFC to give students football industry experience

Students from the School of Sport and Health Sciences will have the opportunity to gain vital industry experience as part of a new partnership with the club. The partnership means that students will be able to shadow members of Ringmer AFC’s coaching and support staff throughout the 2023-24 season and beyond. The University of Brighton’s…

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Guardian University Guide 2024 results

The Guardian University Guide 2024 arrived this week and we’re delighted to report that: Brighton is 1st in England, 2nd in the whole of the UK, for physiotherapy courses Brighton is 7th in the UK for sport science courses Brighton is 6th in the UK for education courses Brighton is 16th in the UK for Children’s…

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Moving on up: Brighton climbs again in latest Complete University Guide

Brighton rose to 68 in the rankings – an overall improvement of 13 places on last year – and has now climbed a total of 44 places over the last three years. The university has also been ranked seventh in the south-east and in the top 60 nationally for graduate outcomes, reflecting the proportion of…

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Meet sport coaching student Rebecca

We asked first year Sport Coaching BSc(Hons) student, Rebecca Maye to reflect on her time on the degree to date: Why I chose Brighton for my degree “I loved sport growing up, always played football and all other sports I could. “I loved the location of Brighton/Eastbourne as it was by the beach. I was…

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Meet the sport coaching team

The team at Brighton has a wealth of coaching experience in a wide range of sports. They have worked, and continue to work, for organisations including the English Institute of Sport, The Rugby Football Union and British Tennis. Dr Anastasiya Khomutova – course leader Dr James Wallis – principal lecturer Flo Pietzsch – principal lecturer…

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