The University of Exeter combines world class research with excellent student satisfaction at its campuses in Devon and Cornwall in the south west of England. It is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities. Formed in 1955, the University has more than 22,000 students from more than 130 different countries. Its success is built on a strong partnership with its students and a clear focus on high performance.

Research at the University focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today with recent breakthroughs including the identification and treatment of new forms of diabetes and the creation of the world's most transparent, lightweight and flexible conductor of electricity. 

Exeter was named The Times and The Sunday Times Sports University of the Year 2015-16 acknowledging the University as the best in the country in academic and athletic achievement across a wide range of sports. The University was also voted the Sunday Times University of the Year 2012/13. It is ranked amongst the UK’s top universities in the Higher Education league tables produced by the Times and the Sunday Times. It is also ranked amongst the world’s top 200 universities in the QS and Times Higher Education rankings. 

The department of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter consistently ranks as one of the UK’s top sport science departments and is currently ranked 1st for Sports Science in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and 12th in the world for Sports-related subjects in the QS World University Rankings 2019.  Recognised for world-leading and internationally excellent research across the discipline in the Research Exercise Framework 2014, all of its teaching staff are active researchers and their work informs public policy on exercise and health.

DHGE and the University of Exeter recently announced their partnership to deliver non-credit bearing programs in nutrition rehabilitation and recovery.