College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School of Education name change honours sport

Moray House School of Education has been renamed as Moray House School of Education and Sport.

The new name comes into effect from 1 August 2019.

Pioneering role

Moray House has been a part of the University since 1998, but its origins date back to 1848.

Sport has played a key role in its history. In 1987 it merged with Dunfermline College of Physical Education, a pioneering institution that highlighted the importance of gender in sport and the first in Scotland to train women to be physical education teachers.   

Sport research

In recent years, Moray House has become home to the Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences (ISPEHS).

Academics from ISPEHS have explored the physical and social effects of sports such as football, swimming and motor racing. They have also investigated how pupils learn through physical education and the impact of being taught in the outdoors.

The Institute’s academic, professional and technical staff have carved a place for sport in Moray House’s history and future, the School’s leaders say.

Major contributor

Moray House is a major contributor to the field of education in Scotland and worldwide. Its students, staff and alumni have influenced, improved and transformed learning and teaching and wider educational policy in the UK and beyond

A public celebration will be held in October to showcase the history of sport at Moray House and to jointly commemorate 25 years in Applied Sports Science at the University.

Related links

Moray House School of Education and Sport

Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences