The University of Kent’s School of Sport and Exercise Sciences (SSES), founded in 2012, is located at Chatham’s historic docklands as part of a unique partnership with the University of Greenwich and Canterbury Christ Church University to form what is collectively known as the Universities at Medway. SSES, previously the Centre for Sports Studies, provide academic degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The school produce high-quality research in two distinct areas: (1) Endurance Exercise Research and (2) Sports Therapy & Health Research. To support SSES’ research, a recent investment of £850,000 was made as an addition to the £11 million project developing Medway Park as a regional centre for sporting excellence and research; designated as an Olympic and Paralympic training venue. Facilities include a swimming pool, athletics track, sports halls, sport science laboratories, sports therapy clinics, fitness suite and spa.
We are a research-intensive School of Sport and Exercise Science within a leading UK University; ranked in the top 20 of UK universities according to the 2015 Guardian University Guide. Our school produces rigorous and applicable knowledge, develops employable graduates and impacts the training and performance of coaches and athletes. SSES is one of eight schools within the Faculty of Sciences at Kent; we have recognized expertise in the fields of: Physiology, Nutrition, Respiratory health, Endurance exercise, Sports therapy and Biomechanics. The 2015 Guardian University Guide ranks SSES 11th for Sports Sciences amongst UK universities and our research has impacted the training and performance of coaches and athletes from British Cycling, GB Boxing, GB Swimming, Professional Football clubs, NHS, English Institute of Sport (EIS) and the Ministry of Defence.
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