Department profile

School of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Liverpool John Moores University
2023/24 edition

About School of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Liverpool John Moores University’s (LJMU) School of Sport and Exercise Sciences was the first institution in the world to host a single honours degree programme in sport science back in 1975, and the first academic department to offer a single honours in science and football in 1998.

The School continues to be at the forefront of development and innovation in sports and exercise sciences and is truly recognised as a world-leading department. We are ranked 9th in the world for sports science (QS World University Rankings 2023).

We welcome students from over 100 different countries and work in collaboration with businesses, professional bodies and educational institutions from all over the world. Our research-active academic staff are world-leading experts in their fields of expertise.

Our facilities

We have made multi-million pound investments into our facilities to ensure they are world-class. All of our state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching spaces feature the latest equipment.

  • The Tom Reilly Building offers some of the best facilities in the world
  • The Life Sciences Building houses laboratories for biomolecular and stem cell biology
  • Primrose Hill is home to our high performance gym and performance analysis suite
  • Our Copperas Hill site features an eight courts sports hall to Sport England specification, two multi-purpose sports hall and techno gym

Our extensive range of labs and equipment includes:

  • Brain and behaviour lab
  • Biochemistry teaching lab
  • Biopsy lab
  • Cardiac assessment suite
  • DEXA scanner
  • Environment chambers
  • High resolution ultrasound
  • Indoor 70-metre running track
  • Isolation unit for sleep research
  • Movement function research lab
  • Neuroscience lab
  • Normobaric hypoxic chambers
  • Respiratory clinic
  • Temperature chambers for acclimation

World-leading staff

Staff from the School are research active and work with a host of high-profile organisations.

Future career prospects

Our Postgraduate programmes offer a routeway into many career destinations spanning high performance sport, exercise, health and clinical settings including:

  • Athlete development co-ordinator
  • Performance analyst
  • Health advisor
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Sport psychologist
  • Performance and lifestyle advisor
  • Teacher and lecturer
  • Physiologist
  • Cardiac rehabilitation specialist
  • Sports nutrionist

More information and apply

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For enquiries, please contact:
Tel: +44 (0) 0151 231 5090

Contact details

0151 231 5090
School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Tom Reilly Building
Liverpool John Moores University
Byrom Street
L3 3AF
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