School of Sport

Welcome to the School of Sport

York St John University’s philosophy of sport is a school of thought framed around social justice, the right to play, putting the performer before the performance, a focus on the healthy athlete, stressing participation over consumerism and holding to account those who seek elitism rather than sporting excellence. 

This approach puts values at the centre of how we teach, research and practice sport.

To give our philosophy meaning we have adopted a student-centred approach to education. We seek to recruit students who aspire to change both the world and their community through sport by, for example, understanding the role sport has in international development through promoting peaceful competition and collaboration.

You’ll also benefit from:

  • Studying in York; which is ranked as the most physically active city in the region and one of the top 10% in the UK for participation in physical activity
  • Learning at our multimillion-pound Nestlé Rowntree Park sports campus; one of the largest of its type in the country
  • Gaining industry experience with University partners across the region; including experience in physical education and coaching through our links with local schools

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