School of Sport and Wellbeing

School of Sport and Wellbeing

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The School of Sport and Wellbeing delivers exceptional teaching, research and consultancy in the areas of sport and exercise, sports coaching and development, nutritional sciences and food safety, sport business management, studies and the outdoors.

Our academic team consists of dedicated professionals with an active research profile, many of whom also have strong links with industry and relevant professional organisations.

Our students, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, gain in-depth subject knowledge, as well as developing a wide range of personal and transferable skills, highly valued by today’s employers.

Strong Industry Links

We have strong links with a large number of sports organisations, including professional sports teams, public and private sector sports providers and grassroots sports clubs including Wigan Warriors RLFC, Preston North End FC and Preston City Council.

Valuable work experience

Students can take advantage of a wide range of work experience opportunities in the UK and around the world, including 48-week placements, shorter internships and volunteering roles, aided by our relationships with partner organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Top class facilities

Our outstanding facilities have welcomed local and professional sports teams and elite athletes alike, from Preston North End FC, Wigan Warriors RFC and Preston Harriers, to Oceania during the 2012 Olympics, and members of the Ireland team for the Rugby League World Cup 2013.


The School places a high priority on enhancing its research reputation and activity is centred around six institutes, each led by our internationally renowned professors. Find out more about our research groups below...

Centre for Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences (CASES)

CASES unite research relating to sport and exercise related to physiology, biomechanics, technology, nutrition, psychology and wellness. 

Institute of Coaching and Performance (IcaP)

The Institute of Coaching and Performance (ICaP) at UCLan focuses on the enhancement of performance.

International Football Institute (IFI)

The International Football Institute (IFI) links UCLan in research partnership to the National Football Museum, England.

International Institute for Golf Education (IIGE)

Our vision is that IIGE becomes a nationally and internationally recognised golf education institute.

International Research Institute for Sport Studies (IRiSS)

The International Research Institute for Sport Studies (IRiSS) is a multi-disciplinary research institute.


International Institute of Nutritional Sciences and Applied Food Safety Studies

INSAFSs has been established to advance and promote the development of teaching and research within the field of food and nutrition.