About the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport

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.

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Our courses

Our undergraduate, postgraduate, CPD and short courses integrate academic learning, research and professional practice. They’re designed to develop your employable skills for careers in healthcare, nursing and sport.

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.

Health sciences and sport research
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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.

Privatisation in the UK has cost lives, research suggests

Privatisation in the UK has cost lives, research suggests

The UK’s privatisation of public services has led to an increase in the number of health and safety disasters which have caused multiple fatalities, according to new research from the University of Stirling.

Pandemic has worsened global childhood physical inactivity crisis – and Scotland is no exception

Pandemic has worsened global childhood physical inactivity crisis – and Scotland is no exception

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated shortfalls in children’s physical activity around the world, including in Scotland, according to a new study involving the University of Stirling.