Department of Sport and Exercise Science

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Department of Sport and Exercise Science undertakes research across the full range of discipline specialisms including physical activity, health promotion, clinical exercise programming, exercise physiology, biomechanics, coaching, strength and conditioning, nutrition, player development and sports management. At any given time, we typically have 20-25 research postgraduate students registered in the Department, with most on PhD research tracks. Our research involves active collaborations with national and regional stakeholders in the sports, physical activity and health promotion sectors including both Waterford hospitals.  The research groups based in the Department are the Centre for Health Behaviour Research and the Football Research Group.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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