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Sport and Exercise Sciences


Find out about the course options in Sport and Exercise Sciences
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Why Study Sport and Exercise Sciences?

Within the area of Sport and Exercise Sciences we draw on over 40 years of experience in delivering related undergraduate degree programmes and were one of the first Sport and Exercise Science Schools to offer a Master's programme.  We pride ourselves on offering a real transformational journey during your studies.  You'll have many exciting ‘hands on’ experiences in the laboratory or the sport, health, exercise and coaching environment. Our research-led curriculum, covers the core Sport and Exercise Science topics of physiology, psychology, exercise health and medicine, biomechanics, and effective coaching, and will give you the knowledge and skills required for both a practical or research career in the expanding sport, health, exercise, and adventure markets.


in the UK for research in Sport Science

Research Excellence Framework (2021)


of research either world-leading or at an international level

Research Excellence Framework (2021)

Watch - Applying Neurofeedback in Croquet

Dr Andrew Cooke, a Lecturer in Performance Psychology in the School of Human and Behavioural Sciences explains how neurofeedback research and training can be applied to sport performance and clinical conditions.

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Career Opportunities in Sport and Exercise Sciences

Our sports science degree programmes aim to maximise your employability by enabling you to undertake practical work alongside theoretical work, via hands-on laboratory practicals, a research project/dissertation and through demonstrations, tutorials and research. You can gain real life experience working abroad and gain additional professional qualifications in a range of areas. Through our extensive links with sporting organisations, the NHS, and the National Exercise Referral Scheme, we are able to offer you short mentored work placement opportunities alongside your degree programmes.

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Our Research in Sport and Exercise Sciences

All our staff are research active and this world-class research informs all our teaching.  We place a strong emphasis on the application of research to practice and all students, regardless of the course they are on, undertake an in-depth supervised research experience. For a successful career in all Sport and Exercise professions, being able to identify relevant questions whilst having the skill set to conduct research to develop answers to these questions is highly valued by employers.

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