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About the School of Health and Sports Sciences

 The School of Health and Sports Sciences is a dynamic, diverse and growing academic unit which offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate degrees and apprenticeships, placing a high focus on critical thinking, employability and applied learning.  We offer a range of innovative programmes in the health and care professions, alongside our sports science and performance provision.  We have a strong and established research profile in sports science and health care. 

Within the School we pride ourselves on working closely with regional, national and international partners to ensure our student’s experience the very best learning, teaching and research opportunities; graduating with a critical understanding of their profession, fit for the future.  Among our current partners are the NHS, for whom we provide high-quality training for healthcare professionals, STATsports, and DanceEast.  

By working closely with private and public sector organisations we ensure that our students: 

  • Develop practical skills and confidence in a real-world setting

  • Make relevant contacts in industry 

  • Maximise their employability prospects 

  • Have a transformative effect on health and wellbeing in the community 

With access to state-of-the-art clinical simulation facilities and specialist sport science laboratories, our students get an individualised learning experience, with high levels of support, and can expect to have life-long employment opportunities. We are extremely proud of the employment rates of our students within six months of graduation. 

The Integrated Care Academy (ICA), the first of its kind in this country, is an exciting partnership between the University of Suffolk, the Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System (ICS), Suffolk County Council and Healthwatch Suffolk and others from the voluntary and community sector, such as Suffolk MIND and local hospices. This new initiative has been established to support the changing needs of health and social care, and to help sustain and develop joined-up services for the health and wellbeing of our population in Suffolk, North East Essex and beyond. 

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