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Sport and Exercise Sciences

Our Sports Science research activity is multi-disciplinary and supports work from across NTU. We focus on sport, physical activity, exercise and elements of lifestyle.

Exercise Physiology


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The Sport and Exercise Sciences subject area provides an environment for researchers from across the University to interact, engage and deliver research focused on sport, exercise and physical activity, and their interaction with other elements of lifestyle, as well as leisure service provision.

Our Sports Science research activity is multi-disciplinary and is clustered under a number of themes:

  • Musculoskeletal physiology
  • Sports performance
  • Exercise and health
  • Sport in society

Sport Analysis and Performance Service

Nottingham Trent University has all the tools needed to help you to achieve your personal best. Using our cutting-edge facilities and world renowned staff, this service aims to provide you with all the guidance and information required to help to achieve your goals.

From physiological tests to our wide variety of workshops, including sport psychology and environmental challenges, this service has a huge range of possibilities to suit all of your individual or team performance requirements.

Our physiological and biomechanical services provide bespoke testing to help with a client’s understanding and application of training thresholds, running form and injury prevention.  We will also be running the following workshops:

  • Sport Psychology
  • Environmental Challenges
  • Nutrition & Supplementation
  • Sport Coaching
  • Sport Sociology
  • Biomechanics
  • Human Physiology & Performance
  • Team Sports Physiology

The workshops will provide you with a competitive advantage whatever your playing level or sport, and guarantee to give you an unforgettable experience and insight into that field. You can adapt our workshops to benefit those around you or use them solely for the improvement of your own performance.

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The SHAPE (Sport Health and Performance Enhancement) centre's work is based on three key platforms, which include; Active Health and Wellbeing, Performance Enhancement and Sport Development and Leisure Management. These platforms encompass the work of researchers from the Sport; Animal, Rural and Environmental Science and Undergraduate and Professional Education departments

We work in partnership with individuals, teams, organisations and communities both throughout the UK and abroad, as well as with our colleagues throughout NTU and the wider academic community. We value working in partnership, to improve our performance more quickly, learn from and inspire each other and provide the most meaningful benefits in the most appropriate ways.

Case Studies

The following Impact Case Studies are linked to this subject area:

The Nottingham BBSRC Doctoral Training Programme

You can apply for the Nottingham BBSRC Doctoral Training Programme as a training partnership with University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University and the National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC). Find out how to apply here.

Still need help?

Professor Craig Sale
+44 (0)115 848 3505