Stirling is Scotland's leading area for sports performance
Based at Stirling University you will find the Scottish Institute of Sport and the National Tennis and Swimming Centres. This is complemented by the new sports village at Forthbank Performance Sports Centre.
Within the University, The School of Sport possesses expertise in areas such as coaching, psychology, management and science, which includes nutrition and diet, and there are extensive sports science research and teaching laboratories. Last year the School of Sport was recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework as having over 75% of their research as internationally excellent or world leading.
Sports nutrition has become the fastest growing category in consumer health. Substantial growth rates have led to more attention from consumer health producers and retailers alike, which has, in turn, greatly expanded access for average consumers.
Being able to work in collaboration with experts in sports nutrition and science to develop products is the key to success in this field. Operating in this area from Stirling places this opportunity on your doorstep.
Combined with the access to many of the raw materials that are increasingly important in research and development for sports nutrition, particularly meat and dairy, and easy access to a large pool of skilled graduates in Food Science and related qualifications means that Stirling offers one of the best locations in the UK for businesses and organisations in this field.