School of Clinical & Applied Sciences

Our work is focussed on those aspects of the health sector that contribute to the health of the whole body. These disciplines include physiotherapy, sports therapy, nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy, environmental health, health and safety, and biomedical sciences.
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Contributing to the health of the whole body

Our staff work across discipline boundaries to create a dynamic research community. The quality of our research in Biomedical Sciences, Musculoskeletal Health, Nutrition and Pain are strong, with our academic staff regularly publishing in respected peer-reviewed journals, including 'Nature' and ‘The Lancet’. The quality and diversity of our research work has recommended us to leading institutions who have commissioned our work, including the Ministry of Defence and NHS, and several members of the School regularly bring their expertise to the public domain through Radio and TV.

Academic staff also remain active in their clinical practice and professional roles – including through our Environmental Health Consultancy Service, Occupational Therapy, Lifestyle and Wellbeing Service, Microbiology consultancy service and clinical roles across the NHS and with elite sports teams.

Our students recognise the value of being part of an academic community that brings research and teaching together, and record high levels of satisfaction with their student experience. This enthusiasm for collaboration extends beyond the School, which exploits the additional benefits of being part of a University that offers a wide range of subjects. For example, our Sports and Exercise Therapy students benefit from their course being co-delivered with the Carnegie School of Sport and the proximity to high performing sports students.

This approach, as well as access to specialist facilities, contributes to our students being successful in achieving high levels of employment post-graduation.

It's about making a difference in people's lives

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Professional Development

We recognise that every organisation needs to be adaptable, informed and agile in order to remain efficient and effective in times of constant change. Each year, our university helps to ensure more than 2,000 practising professionals keep up-to-date with the skills, knowledge an innovative practice they need.

For business

We offer a number of professional services for business. Whether you’re looking for collaboration on a project, in need of expert consultancy, or you are looking for state-of-the-art equipment and professional spaces to hire for training and workshops, we can more than meet your needs. We provide:

  • Consultancy
  • Contract research (including service evaluation)
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
  • Access to modern facilities

Our range of Clinical & Applied Sciences facilities can be hired for the purpose of training and delivering workshops – from clinical simulation to food inspection, health and safety, interview skills, and testing of sound equipment. 

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