In recent years public health has grown to focus on the fitness and wellbeing of the wider population.
From the health risks linked to obesity, to the connections between mental health and activity in green spaces, exercise and rehabilitation are key areas of public health.
As a result there is a growing need for trained professionals who understand the scientific underpinnings of sport, exercise and health. Whether you want to focus your career on coaching, or want to study our pre-registration physiotherapy degree, we’ll give you the skills and support to become an expert practitioner in your field.
In a competitive job market a Masters degree in your chosen area can help you stand out by taking your skills to the next level through an advanced programme of study. It can also help if you are thinking of taking on a more specialised role within your field, or if you are contemplating a career change.
Our research is closely linked to the modules that make up our courses, which are taught by expert staff who have extensive experience in their fields. From physiotherapy practitioners to coaches who have worked with elite athletes, you will benefit from the collective professional experiences of your module leaders.
We also offer Continuing Professional Development modules and courses for healthcare staff who wish to enhance their professional experience and specialise in musculoskeletal practice.
Government guidance currently allows for Physiotherapy students only to have some face-to-face teaching.
We will continue to remain in contact with our Physiotherapy students about timetable changes, and students in our other courses about online teaching.
If you apply for a Sports-related degree programme at Essex (Sports and Exercise Science; Sports Performance and Coaching; Sports Therapy), you may be invited to interview.
This provides you with an opportunity to visit the University, have a tour of the campus and our School, receive more information about the degrees, and talk to both staff and students. The interview itself allows you to ask questions as well, so you can be confident that Essex is the right university for you.
We look forward to welcoming you to our School so that we can share our passion for Sport, Exercise and Health.