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The Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation’s offer to business is characterised by a dynamic combination of world leading facilities, cutting edge research and up to date industry knowledge and experience. We offer multidisciplinary expertise across a range of sport, health and physical activity agendas and our flexible, user-led approach is ideal for the provision of bespoke products to support both simple and more complex business needs.

Our areas of expertise can be broadly categorised within the following themes:

1. Elite performance
2. Physical activity and health promotion.
3. Coach Education and athlete well-being
4. Sport Management and development.

We have successfully designed and delivered a range of business focused products for partners including Arla Foods, Berghaus, British Cycling, Lawn Tennis Association, English Institute of Sport, GlaxoSmithKline and a number of prominent Professional sport clubs and organisations.

Examples of our business and enterprise offer include;

Continuing Professional Development
We can provide a range of CPD options for workforce development. Our innovative Professional Practice frameworks allow access to undergraduate and postgraduate study that is specifically tailored, to support professionals wishing to combine university qualifications with their full time work.   For those not interested in university qualifications, we can host and deliver targeted workshops,seminars and taster days capturing the latest developments in sport, health and physical activity.

Contract research
We are a research active Department with a track record in industry collaborations. The majority of our research staff are embedded within multidisciplinary research centres, which are outward facing and experienced at managing the particular needs of industry clients. We offer a range of research options from exploratory pilot work, facilitated by student projects, up to full scale studies designed and delivered by our experienced academic staff. 

We offer multidisciplinary consultancy services that can be tailored to your specific business needs.  Our consultants combine academic expertise with practitioner experience and are adept at translating theory into practice.  We have experience of delivering to a range of industries and can offer consultancy services that vary in length and scope depending upon client needs.

There are a variety of ways to work with us and benefit mutually through collaborative approaches to enterprise. We are happy to discuss the support mechanisms we have to work collaboratively with you to develop industry sponsored degrees, co-funded PhD studentships Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), staff exchange programmes and student placements and internships.



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