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About us

The Faculty for Health Sciences and Sport is the premier research-intensive education and research provider for nurses, midwives, allied health and sports professionals in Scotland. We’re dedicated to transforming lives by improving the health and wellbeing of individuals, patients, carers and communities.

Our courses

Our courses integrate academic learning, research and professional practice. They’re designed to develop your employable skills for careers in healthcare, nursing and sport. We pride ourselves on our people-focused ethos which has helped us to win Student Nursing Times Awards in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. The awards recognise our development of new student talent, and our delivery of excellence in education.

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Our research

Our 330-acre Stirling campus provides the perfect setting to study and participate in sport. As Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, sport is at the heart of life at Stirling. We offer extensive study and research opportunities in sport science. Our scenic sports campus has state-of-the-art research and performance sports laboratories, and exceptional sports facilities, including a 50m swimming pool and indoor tennis centre. Our connections within the sports sector ensure you’ll have every opportunity to shape your future career.

Research

Professional development: achieving quality practice

For professionals already working in health sciences or sport, we offer continuing professional development (CPD) modules to help you achieve high-quality practice.

A university for sporting excellence

Our 330-acre Stirling campus provides the perfect setting to study and participate in sport. As Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, sport is at the heart of life at Stirling. We offer extensive study and research opportunities in sport science.

Eating breakfast prior to exercise helps burn more carbs

Eating breakfast prior to exercise helps burn more carbs

Eating breakfast prior to exercise may “prime” the body to burn carbohydrates and more rapidly digest food post-workout, according to research involving the University of Stirling.

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Breakthrough in battle against Type 2 diabetes

Breakthrough in battle against Type 2 diabetes

Experts from the University of Stirling have made a breakthrough in understanding how people respond to lifestyle treatment for preventing Type 2 diabetes.

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Open Day

Open Day

By attending one of our Open Days, you’ll be able to explore our beautiful campus, check out our diverse range of courses and spend invaluable time with staff and students to get a taste of what life as a Stirling student is really like.

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