• Sports science student at UQ. Photo credit: the University of QueenslandSports science student at UQ. Photo credit: the University of Queensland

University of Queensland sport science ranks in top 5 globally

The University of Queensland’s School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences has ranked 4th and 5th in the world for sport science in two highly respected global rankings systems.

Recently UQ ranked in 5th place in ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2016. The ShanghaiRanking assessed key areas of research performance, including the number of papers published in top sport science journals and the number of citations of articles.  You can find out more about the Academic Ranking of World Universities and other global university ranking systems on this page.

The School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences also placed 4th in a global ranking of sport science schools conducted independently by CEOWORLD magazine.  The World’s top universities for Sport Science in 2016 ranking is based on six major indicators of quality: Academic reputation; admission eligibility; job placement rate; recruiter feedback; Specialisation; global reputation and influence.  You can see the full ranking table here.

Head of School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Professor Andrew Cresswell said the accolade was a reflection of UQ’s dedication to being a world-leader in sport and exercise science education and research: “Our strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research is paramount to our success, and permeates everything we do. We aspire to be at the forefront of learning and strive to ensure students meet the needs of the sport science industry, are job-ready, and equipped with the skills and knowledge to succeed in their chosen careers.”

You can find out more about studying sport science programmes in Australia and New Zealand here and more about the University of Queensland on their university profile here. You can also contact Study Options to talk to a student advisor about the range of sport science programmes available.

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