School of Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition

We offer a diverse range of subjects

Approaching our research and scholarship with passion for excellence and a multidisciplinary focus.

Working at local, national and international levels our focus is on development, innovation and supporting best practice. We work collegiately and in partnership to develop and enhance staff, students and partners’ knowledge and experience.

A creative, inspiring and dynamic school that challenges student thinking and develops passionate and innovative individuals.

Director of the School of Sports Studies, Leisure and Nutrition -
Dr Barbara Walsh

Our research

With an excellent reputation for diverse, cutting-edge and multi-disciplinary research, our staff are closely aligned with the University mission, which strives for research to inform scholarship. We are regularly involved in producing publications, take active roles in conferences and are members of professional associations. Our research activities have informed the policies and practices of various external organisations.

We collaborate with over 300 external partners to enrich our programmes. We are working alongside a wide range of public, private and voluntary organisations including schools; local authorities; sport, dance and outdoors organisations; and tourist and leisure attractions.

Sports field at IM Marsh campus - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Grounds of the IM Marsh Campus.

Our expertise

  • Dance
  • Nutrition and health
  • Outdoor education
  • Sport
  • Tourism, leisure and events

Find out more about our research


of outdoor education grads found jobs within 6 months of graduation


in the country for tourism (Times Higher Education 2016)


in the UK for student satisfaction in dance (NSS 2014)

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