About the BHFNC
About the BHFNC

About the BHFNC

The British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health (BHFNC) was established in April 2000 with funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF). We are part of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University and are well recognised across the UK for leadership in the promotion of physical activity and health.


BHFNC vision

Our vision is to create an active nation.


BHFNC mission

We are helping to create an active nation by:

Developing evidence
We conduct research and evaluation to improve the evidence base on how to influence physical activity and sedentary behaviours


Translating and communicating evidence
We synthesise, interpret and communicate research and practice-based evidence relating to physical activity promotion from across the world


Inspiring and supporting practitioners
We provide high quality, evidence-based training and resources to increase the knowledge and skills of practitioners to support them in creating a more active nation


Providing leadership and advocacy for policy and practice
We work with partners across the UK to make physical activity a priority