Sports development, education and research
The University has an international reputation in sports science. Its alumni are influential in many areas: as players, coaches and managers; as researchers and teachers; in sport and leisure management; in national and international sports bodies; and in the sports industry. The University was the first to offer an honours degree course in sports science and a Masters programme in recreation management. It has since developed many other sports-related degrees and shows great strength in researching youth sport; in physiology, nutrition and sport fitness testing; and in biomechanics/gymnastics modelling.