Understand the science of human performance in sport and exercise. The degree offers flexibility with module choices and the opportunity to pursue one or a mix of three specialist pathways; sports performance, exercise and health and nutrition.
You’ll learn from a team of practising professionals, either accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), chartered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) or registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). They are at the forefront of global research, with 71% of our sport and exercise research achieving internationally excellent or world-leading in the REF 2014.
Students develop skills through placements with professional teams and individuals undertaking challenging outdoor expeditions. They support training phases by measuring VO2max and lactate threshold testing, and work with coaches and athletes to individualise training programmes for maximum performance. Students could also experience clinical work placements or work as part of cardiac rehabilitation programmes. In these placements they would work in the community to support improved health and disease prevention programmes. This is a growing employment area.
All three pathways include the study of biomechanics, physiology and psychology. Key themes include exploring the body’s physiological adaptation to exercise, understanding the mechanics of movement and how they influence performance, and examining the psychological aspects of performance and health.
You’ll develop advanced skills in scientific research methods, undertaking a research project in your final year in an area that interests you. You’ll learn in fully equipped sports science, physiology and biomechanics labs and suites – frequently used by professional teams and athletes – including an environmental chamber, CV exercise stations, online CPX gas analysis, eye-tracking technology, hematology lab, lung function and spirometry equipment. You can see these facilities at our open day.
Interactive lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and e-learning materials make up the course. Your assignments may include coursework, presentations, case studies, laboratory work, group debates and exams.
Take a look at the course map for a breakdown of modules that you'll study to complete the course. Some modules are compulsory, but in some cases you can also choose modules which interest you from outside your core area of study.
Clearing 2018 : TIP
If you do not meet the entry requirements specified in the box below, please give us a call on 03330 432 414 as we may be able to help or offer you a place on a similar course.
Tariff information for 2018 entry*
120 tariff points
BBB at A levels, DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
2018 UCAS tariff table
Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.
International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.
If you do not meet the academic and English language requirements, you should consider a preparation course at INTO University of Gloucestershire, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree. INTO University of Gloucestershire is based at our Park campus and offers a range of courses including International Foundation Business, Hospitality and Tourism.
Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required.
If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application.
Please email our admissions team for further information.
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|UCAS codes available for this subject|
|BSc (Hons) - 3 years full-time||C600|
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