Sport at the University of Derby

Our sport science research underpins our teaching to produce skilled graduates, as well as our consultancy services to optimise human performance and sporting potential for amateur and elite athletes. Discover how you can be a part of the team.

Sport at Derby

Our courses

Our Sport courses are developed in conjunction with industry, ensuring they are representative of existing working environments. We deliver real world learning programmes that are engineered to develop industry-level knowledge and skills, designed to boost your employability. You'll benefit from working with lecturers who have a wealth of experience in their chosen profession, so you're getting industry-relevant teaching to help you shine in your career. Many are also involved in research, bringing the latest theories into the classroom. With courses ranging from Sport Therapy and Rehabilitation, to Performance and Coaching Science, we have a course for you.

Our research

Research in our Human Sciences Research Centre benefits individuals and society alike - changing, improving and saving lives. As a sport student, you'll learn from research experts who have led the way with investigations such as healthy aging through exercise, to wellbeing and physical health. We also carry out sport science research designed to optimise human performance and sporting potential.

Our Human Performance Unit

Our Human Performance Unit (HPU) is based within the University of Derby’s Sports Centre. It's a dedicated space focused designed to provide expert sports science services to sports clubs and individual athletes, from beginners to elite performers. Our HPU offers support packages across a variety of sports such as golf, cycling and running. We apply the latest research and technology in a specialist environment to provide you with a first-class, personalised experience.