Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Invest in our experience – Northumbria has been delivering programmes in sport, exercise and rehabilitation for over 30 years and is one of the “top 10” sport Universities in the UK.

Our physiotherapy programme is rated #3 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2015). We also cover sport & exercise science, strength & conditioning, exercise behaviour, physiology, and sport marketing, management & coaching.

Do you want to develop a career in one of the most dynamic and diverse industries in the world? Do you want to gain the right skills, knowledge and competences to work in a truly global environment?  Do you need help and advice from world- renowned professionals who have access to state-of-the-art facilities and a network of experts across the globe?  Then read on!

The Department of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation is committed to delivering excellence in every aspect of work it undertakes.  We recognise that in a world that is constantly changing, we need to provide stakeholders with the current knowledge and expertise to succeed whether they are students, researchers, employers or business.

Exercise testing on bikeWith a strong reputation for teaching and research excellence, our range of innovative and exciting programmes produce global graduates who have benefited from learning and teaching and “cutting edge” facilities, described as some of the best in the country, including:

  • Specialist physiology, biomechanics and nutrition laboratories
  • Strength & conditioning suites
  • Clinical skills centre and indoor sprint track
  • £30 million Sport Central facility

Our students have the opportunity to learn in a friendly, open and supportive environment. Many of programmes are accredited and endorsed by professional and national governing bodies, which help to ensure that we are providing students who have the right attributes when they graduate in the profession of their choice.

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Students also have the opportunity to undertake exciting placements within organisations across the globe, including: the International Olympic Committee (Switzerland); the World Association of Sport Management (Taiwan); Adidas (Germany); England Netball (UK); the Football Association (UK); Primary Care Trust (UK) and La Manga Sport Resort (Spain). This allows our students to gain expertise,  in an applied manner, but also contacts and a network which is vital in today’s competitive job market.

Staff are internationally renowned within their disciplines, with many sitting on the boards of international federations and acting as advisors to industry.  Our research is pioneering helping to inform students, practitioners and  Government policy.

The department also provide bespoke help and advice with a range of industries and professional bodies in the areas of: contractual  research - Berghaus, GlaxoSmithKline, Nova International; continuing professional development - Lawn Tennis Association, FIBA; and consultancy – Commonwealth Games, English Institute of Sport, Newcastle United Football Club.