Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences

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Serious about physical health, mental health, and sport

The School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences provides cutting-edge programmes in sport and exercise science, sports performance and coaching, physiotherapy and sports therapy.

At Essex you can study a range of courses relating to sport, health and rehabilitation. We offer undergraduate and Masters degree courses, Continuing Professional Development pathways, and postgraduate research programmes in a range of subject areas from physiotherapy to sports science.

Our three research groups explore basic science questions alongside projects with strong societal impact. The groups have received funding from a range of prestigious organisations such as the Economic and Social Research Council, International Olympic Committee, World Anti-Doping Agency, Sport England, Rugby Football Union, and British Heart Foundation.

We have an outstanding reputation for both education and research. We were ranked in the top 25 for Sports Science in the Times Good University Guide 2023, and 23rd in the UK for research power in sport and exercise sciences (Times Higher Education research power measure, REF 2021).

Whatever your path, you'll find an active and engaged community of sports and therapy professionals, who will help you develop the skills you need for your future.


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choose us?

Top 25 for Sports Science (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023)
93% of our SRES graduates are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2022)
23rd in UK for research power in sport and exercise sciences (THE research power measure, REF 2021)
12th in the UK for Sports Science in The Guardian University Guide 2023
Dr Sue Innes using an ultrasound to check a patients arm.
A physiotherapist checking a patient's leg.
A student using a protractor to check the angle of a persons knee.
A young man wearing a red sports vest and holding a tennis racquet up behind his head.
Professor Ian Maynard, Head of SRES
Our goal is to become a ‘player’ on both a national and international stage and bring an integration of the different disciplines to create cutting-edge teaching and research programmes, with real world impact. Our aim is to make a difference. 
Professor Ian Maynard Head of school
Dr Sue Innes using an ultrasound to check a patients arm.
Continuing Professional Development

Are you a clinician in the musculoskeletal field who wants to advance their practice? Do you want to access musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging? Our CPD pathways allow you to do just that!

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Colchester Campus Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ
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Telephone: 01206 873354