School of sport, health and community

We are a multidisciplinary department with programmes designed to support the development of academic and professional skills, which meet the needs of employers within a range of organisations working in Health, Wellbeing and Sport.


The School of Sport, Health and Community sits within the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing. We offer a range of undergraduate courses including Childhood and Youth Studies, Health and Social Care, Sport and Exercise Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, Strength and Conditioning and Animal Science and Conservation.

We endeavour to provide the best quality educational experience for all our students within a friendly and supportive learning environment. We are very pleased that our programmes consistently achieve good overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey.

Our values echo the University; as a department, we are a community committed to making a difference, passionate about seeing individuals and communities flourish. Staff and students are empowered to change the world for the better. We learn and teach to challenge convention with compassion and stand up for what we believe to be true.

At the heart of the department is wellbeing, we explore the role it takes and how it can be enhanced as a resource that permits people to lead individually, socially and economically productive lives. We seek to nurture compassion and embody social justice for people, animals and the planet.

Our department members excel in teaching, research and service in their respective fields, and their valuable perspectives of the industry can help you select the course of study best suited to your interests.

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Whether you are a potential student, researcher or client, please feel free to get in touch with us to discuss what we can offer.

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Head of School

Dr Rachel Locke, Senior Lecturer in International Development (Global Health)

Department of Community and Health

Meet the academic team

Department of Sport, Exercise and Health

Academic team

Research staff

Technical staff

  • James Maiden, Senior Sports Science Laboratory Technician (Psychology)
  • Eloise Paine, Senior Sports Science Laboratory Technician (Physiology)
  • Edward Tasker, Senior Sports Science Laboratory Technician (Biomechanics, S&C, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing)
  • Eleanor James, Nutrition and Dietetics Laboratory Technician

Research in the School of Sport, Health and Community

Research is coordinated by the department's Sport and Exercise Research Centre. Visit the SERC website to find out more.

The department is also the home of the Health-Enhancing Lifestyle Programme (HELP) for Stroke in Hampshire. HELP Hampshire is a community-based exercise and education clinic designed to improve the health and quality of life of stroke survivors. Visit the HELP Hampshire website to find out more.

We have state-of-the-art research, teaching and knowledge exchange facilities, and are excellently equipped for Biomechanics, Physiology, Strength & Conditioning, and Sport Psychology. Find out more about our facilities.

Explore our courses

Find out more about our courses in Sport, Health and Community

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