National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine

The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) is an Olympic legacy project delivering research, education and clinical services in sport, exercise and physical activity from three hubs across England:

The activity of the NCSEM covers five areas:

  • Research

    Leading research in sport, exercise and physical activity.

  • Evaluation

    Providing academic rigor to evidence impact.

  • Influence

    Using influence to effect changes in government policy around physical activity.

  • Education

    Supporting the education of healthcare professionals to improve the use of exercise prescription.

  • Translation

    Translating discoveries into improved pathways of patient care.

Our work comes under five key themes, each relating to a different aspect of the value of physical activity:

  • Optimising health and wellbeing, through lifestyle, physical activity and nutrition
  • Exercise in the management of health conditions
  • Rehabilitation and musculoskeletal health
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Supporting athlete performance and injury prevention