Department profile

School of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Institution
Liverpool John Moores University
Edition
2018/19 edition

About School of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Liverpool John Moores University’s (LJMU) School of Sport and Exercise Sciences was the first institution in the world to host a single honours degree programme in sport science back in 1975, and the first academic department to offer a single honours in science and football in 1998.

The School continues to be at the forefront of development and innovation in sports and exercise sciences and is truly recognised as a world-leading department.

We welcome students from over 100 different countries and work in collaboration with businesses, professional bodies and educational institutions from all over the world. Our research-active academic staff are world-leading experts in their fields of expertise.

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Worldwide reputation

  • 13th for Sport Science – the Complete University Guide 2019
  • Named the 9th best department in the world and the sixth best in Europe in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2018 for the sports sciences area
  • 97% of research activity is rated world-leading or internationally excellent*
  • In 2016, LJMU became the first University to receive two commended judgements in the Higher Education Review by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)
  • Top ranked institution in the UK for research in sports and exercise sciences. Our in-house research department (RISES) has been ranked 1st in the UK for Research Quality in Sport and Exercise Sciences*
  • Excellent employment rates – 99% of graduates from the School secure employment or are in further study six months after graduation**

* Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014
** LJMU Graduate Destinations Report 2016

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Our facilities

You will study in our award winning Tom Reilly Building. £35 million has recently been invested into state-of-the-art laboratory facilities with a range of amazing high-tech equipment for all students to use.

Our extensive range of labs and equipment includes:

  • Brain and behaviour lab
  • Biochemistry teaching lab
  • Biopsy lab
  • Cardiac assessment suite
  • DEXA scanner
  • Environment chambers
  • High resolution ultrasound
  • Indoor 70-metre running track
  • Isolation unit for sleep research
  • Movement function research lab
  • Neuroscience lab
  • Normobaric hypoxic chambers
  • Respiratory clinic
  • Temperature chambers for acclimation
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World-leading staff

Staff from the School are research active and work with a host of high profile organisations, including:

  • Alder Hey Hospital
  • British Cycling
  • Countess of Chester Hospital
  • Derby Football Club
  • Doncaster Rovers Football Club
  • England Netball
  • England Rugby
  • Everton Football Club
  • French Football Federation
  • French Institute of Sport
  • Leicester City Football Club
  • Lille Football Club
  • Liverpool City Council
  • Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Liverpool Football Club
  • Liverpool Gymnastics Club
  • Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
  • Liverpool Women’s Hospital
  • Merseyside Blind Football
  • Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospital
  • Sefton Council
  • Sports Coach UK
  • Steel Habitat
  • Team Sky
  • The British Horseracing Authority
  • The Football Association
  • The Professional Jockeys Association
  • The Racing Foundation
  • University Hospital Aintree
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Postgraduate courses

  • MSc Sport and Clinical Biomechanics
  • MSc Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • MSc Exercise Physiology
  • MSc Sport Psychology
  • MSc Sport Nutrition
  • MSc Strength and Conditioning
  • Professional Doctorate Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Professional Doctorate Applied Sport and Exercise Science

Hear what our students think about the course:

MSc Clinical Exercise Physiology

MSc Exercise Physiology

MSc Strength and Conditioning

MSc Sport Psychology

MSc Sport Nutrition

Professional Doctorate Sport and Exercise Psychology

Professional Doctorate Applied Sport and Exercise Science

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Future career prospects

Our Postgraduate programmes offer a routeway into many career destinations spanning high performance sport, exercise, health and clinical settings including:

  • Athlete development co-ordinator
  • Performance analyst
  • Health advisor
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Sport psychologist
  • Performance and lifestyle advisor
  • Teacher and lecturer
  • Physiologist
  • Cardiac rehabilitation specialist
  • Sports nutrionist
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More information and apply

For more details or to apply, go to:

www.ljmu.ac.uk/about-us/faculties/faculty-of-science/school-of-sport-and-exercise-sciences

For enquiries, please :
Tel: +44 (0) 151 231 2888
Email: [email protected]

Contact details

Email
[email protected]
Telephone
0151 231 2888
Address
Tom Reilly Building
School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Liverpool John Moores University
Byrom Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 3AF
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