Here at the School of Sport & Biological Sciences, we adopt a team approach for every aspect of what we create and achieve. From unique and exciting learning environments to world-class work experience opportunities, our students and academic staff work in unison throughout.

Inside Our School

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.

Our Sports faculty have unparalleled experience of working in elite sport and clinical practice, from Olympic Games to World Cups, Premier League football to Super League rugby, and acute medical care to high-performance rehabilitation.

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.

We have gathered together an exceptional faculty of practitioner scholars, who not only produce leading research but also continue to lead in best practice, and it is this combination of skills which makes our teaching, research and consultancy so distinctive and relevant.

Medical Biology

Sports & Sport Rehabilitation

Purpose-built Facilities

The School of Sport and Biological Sciences has excellent facilities.

Our sports students can expect to spend much of their time in the £31 million sports, health, leisure and research centre Bolton One, home to our fully-equipped teaching clinics, sports science laboratories, the BUPA-registered Sports & Spinal Injury Clinic, and our Athlete Development Centre.

The Queens Specialist Building is the primary home for our Biology and Medical Biology students, offering modern teaching laboratories and classrooms, plus a dedicated cell imaging and biochemistry suite.

Andrew Ibitoye

BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation

“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!”

Industry Links & Partnerships

We work hard to build and maintain links with professional bodies, professional sports clubs, sporting events, clinics and employers. These help ensure the relevance of our courses and research, and that our academic content and focus keeps pace with industry changes and innovations. These relationships can provide placement opportunities for our students, as well as providing research collaborations and consultancy opportunities.

Roger Draper

Chief Executive Officer, Warrington Wolves

“The University of Bolton is a great place to study. It’s easily becoming the UK’s best learning experience and the School of Sport & Biological Sciences continues to make a strong contribution to sports and exercise in the UK. As a centre of excellence and innovation, it’s right up there!”

Before Roger Draper’s appointment as CEO of Super League side Warrington Wolves, he was CEO of Sport England from 2003 to 2006 and moved to the Lawn Tennis Association until 2013. He was also involved in London’s 2012 Olympic bid and the Wembley National Stadium construction project.

Research & Projects

The Sport & Biological Sciences Research Centre is a rapidly expanding initiative for inter-disciplinary research. Research subjects within this Centre currently include genetics, exercise physiology, environmental physiology, rehabilitation, and behavioural, personal and social aspects. If you would like to find out about the Centre’s research opportunities, please contact Dr Colin Robertson.

Staff from The School of Sport & Biological Sciences also collaborate on research projects conducted by the Centre for Worktown Studies.