School of Sport and Biological Sciences

Welcome to the School of Sport and Biological Sciences

Welcome to the School of Sport and Biological Sciences

The Bolton School of Sport and Biological Sciences is a unique and inventive centre of education where our students are at the heart of everything that we create and achieve. Our excellent academic staff always work with you, as a team, to create unique and exciting learning environments and world-class work experience opportunities. Covering subjects including sport rehabilitation, physiotherapy, medical biology and sports development and coaching, our focus is on helping you develop industry-relevant knowledge, skills and behaviours, so that you are well prepared to achieve your career ambitions.

From the Sports and Sport Rehabilitation courses at the University of Bolton

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Sports and Sports Rehabilitation


Medical Biology

School of Sport and Biomedical Sciences

In Biological Sciences, our highly qualified team conduct research into a diverse range of scientific questions, bringing their passion for the life sciences into their teaching. Our students are at the very heart of our activities, taking a leading role in shaping their own futures and striving confidently to get great jobs in exciting and rewarding industries. Supporting them are our excellent academic staff.



Andrew Ibitoye

BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation | 2018

"My ambition is to work in professional football, and the knowledge and skills I’m gaining at Bolton and the professional network the school has in place make that a real possibility.

The tutors are very supportive, my degree leads to a professional qualification valued by elite sports teams and the school has a growing reputation in the sector. So long as I put in the hard work, I have a real shot at the title!"


Tracy Lumer

Operations Manager, Sport and Active Living Service at Bolton Council |

"Working in partnership with the University Bolton provides an opportunity for us to give much needed valuable experience to students. By creating volunteering opportunities, students gain first hand experiences of working in a sport and physical activity development environment. When students are placed with us, they bring with them new experiences and ideas that give added value, not just to them, but to the Sport and Active Living Service. We have found that all the students that have been placed with us added real benefit to our day to day roles and support our shared agenda of reducing inactivity in communities. Both the students and the service really benefit from the work experience placements."


Phil Mason

Head of Community Trust | Club Chaplain for Bolton Wanderers Community Trust |

"At Bolton Wanderers Community Trust we are delighted to be working in partnership with the University of Bolton. The university Sports Development and Coaching students have really added value to our work in the community. They have undertaken a series of work experience placements, community volunteering roles and events, research projects and have had progression into employment. They have supported us in helping to achieve our goals as the charity arm of Bolton Wanderers, helping those in our communities realise their potential."


Georgia Wells

Medical Biology | 2018

"The laboratory practicals are always interesting, exciting and teach us many skills for a range of careers."




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We’re Still Enrolling Students for Sport and Sport Rehabilitation Courses

08 Sep 20

Working in the world of competitive sports or sports rehabilitation is one of the most rewarding careers you can have. You’ll be working closely with people and making a positive impact in their lives, so job satisfaction will not be l...


Get inspired - study BSc Sport Rehabilitation

27 Aug 20

If you love helping people, especially people who have suffered injury and need help getting back to their best, this could be the perfect degree for you. The University of Bolton offers one of the best student experiences in the UK and ...

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Getting People Back on Track - BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation

20 Aug 20

Are you looking for a university degree that is accredited with a recognised industry body? Then look no further than our BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation degree. It will prepare you for a career helping both injured sportspeople and memb...

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Which Sports Coaching Jobs Can I Get After a PGCE?

18 Aug 20

Working closely with students and in a results-driven way makes sports coaching one of the most rewarding jobs you could have. With a PGCE at master’s level for 14+ in Sports Coaching at the University of Bolton, you’ll be able to te...

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What a career in Medical Biology looks like

01 Jun 20

Deciding on a career path can seem like a tremendous task to begin with. After studying multiple subjects for years, you finally have an idea about what you enjoy learning and potentially a career to pursue. The next step is to look for ...


New Intern in the Sport & Spinal Injury Clinic

01 Jan 20

The Sports and Spinal Injury Clinic have introduced the opportunity for recently qualified graduates to endure a six-month internship within the Sports Rehabilitation team, using the clinic as a means and chance to gain experience and bu...

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