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There has never been a more exciting time to undertake an MSc in Sports Physiology. Sport now represents one of the world?s major businesses and scientists have an increasingly prominent role in working with athletes, coaches, governing bodies and industry to help optimise elite performance. Sport and Exercise Science is also playing an increasingly important role in society by using physical activity to promote good health and reduce the risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease, cancer and obesity. An MSc in Sports Physiology provides students with a focussed and detailed knowledge of physiology applied to sport and exercise contexts. Students attain expertise in understanding how knowledge in applied physiology can enhance sport performance and enable people and communities to embrace and engage in positive sport and physical activity behaviours. About the School With a Teaching Quality score of 2424 and a top UK rating for world leading research, the figures speak for themselves - the authors of the Times Good University Guide agreed when they ranked us first in the country. This School is the only Sport and Exercise institute in the UK to receive maximum scores for both teaching and research. The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences has a long-standing tradition in the field of Sport Science. It initiated the first undergraduate honours degree course in Sports Science in 1975, and has developed a world-wide reputation for Sport Science teaching and research. It has hosted several international conferences and regularly receives visitors from overseas. It is active in pursuing links with both EC and international institutions with similar teaching and research interests. The School is situated in the brand new Tom Reilly Building which houses all our state-of-the-art laboratories. These provide an excellent venue for innovative teaching and research. The postgraduate experience is a challenging one, which emphasises critical reflection on both theory and practice. The School's excellence in teaching is further enhanced by being the only Sport and Exercise Science Department in the UK to be awarded a 'Centre of Excellence in Leadership and Professional Learning'. This Higher Education Funding Council for England award is a ?4.5m initiative designed specifically to enhance student employability. Staff research interests Please go to: http:ljmu.ac.ukspsRISESindex.htm ?The Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences (RISES) was established in 1997 and continues to be the cutting-edge and vibrant home of research activity within the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences. The success of RISES staff since its inception in 1997 is obvious and a high profile international reputation has been gained for its Research Training and Research Outputs. Across broad but multi-disciplinary research areas the RAE in 2001 rated the Institute as 5**. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 RISES submitted 22 staff and maintained its position as a leading research centre in the UK with recognition of its world leading and world-class activities. We are joint 1st nationally for world leading (4*) research (25%) 85% of our research is of an international standard. The School has published over 750 academic papers, over 135 each year. Non HEFCE QR funding is well over ?5 million and is currently running at c. ?1.2 million a year. There have been over 60 MPhil and PhD graduates from the School, at least 12 per year. Also of interest was the RAE panels rating of research environment as 50% 4* or world leading stating that RISES provides an exceptional focus for research training and staff development. This performance recognition comes on the back of significant and recognized research activity

There has never been a more exciting time to undertake an MSc in Sports Physiology. Sport now represents one of the world?s major businesses and scientists have an increasingly prominent role in working with athletes, coaches, governing bodies and industry to help optimise elite performance. Sport and Exercise Science is also playing an increasingly important role in society by using physical...

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