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About our Sport Institute

The University of Worcester has a proven record of excellence in the field of sport and exercise science, with plenty to offer anyone who has an enthusiasm for sport, exercise and health.

Top class facilities

The fact that we have been selected as a training base for athletes preparing for the 2012 Olympic Games is testament to the strength to our facilities. We have a multi-purpose indoor sports centre, two floodlit synthetic pitches, an exercise physiology suite, two further sports science laboratories, nutrition laboratory, teaching rooms, gymnasium and dance studio. Recent major developments have seen the introduction of the award-winning Riverside Building and the 2,000 seat Worcester Arena.

Our innovative Motion and Performance Centre is situated on the St John's campus has expertise in a wide range of areas, ranging from Physical Activity, Exercise and Health to Biomechanics and Sport and Exercise Physiology.

Sporting links

The University has a particular strength in basketball. Our mens and womens teams have both enjoyed considerable success. The British Basketball League professionals Worcester Wolves are also based on campus. The University also has good links with the region’s sports teams, particularly Worcester Rugby Club, Worcestershire County Cricket Club, Worcester Hockey Club and Worcester Rowing Club.

Scholarship opportunities

If you are already involved in competitive sport, we offer sports scholarships in basketball, cricket and hockey. You will have to meet certain academic and performance criteria, but the scholarships are a great way to combine study with competitive sport.

Sport and Exercise Science News

  • Student Returns for Another Season with the Worcester Wolves

    Wednesday, 13 September 2017

    A University of Worcester student will continue to juggle his degree studies alongside professional sport after earning himself a return to the Worcester Wolves squad for a second season.

  • Student Signs with Worcester Wolves' Squad

    Monday, 11 September 2017

    A University of Worcester student will combine his studies with playing elite level basketball after signing with the Worcester Wolves squad.

  • Rising Rowing Star Earns GB Place

    Wednesday, 06 September 2017

    A University of Worcester graduate has been selected to race for the Great Britain Para-rowing team at the forthcoming World Championships having triumphed over adversity and injury to win her place.