Sport & exercise
Discover our range of sport & exercise courses, find out more about our facilities and hear from current students about their experience at University of Gloucestershire.
Study an undergraduate degree in sport at the University. Discover our undergraduate sport courses below.
Postgraduate taught courses
Study a postgraduate degree in sport at the University. Discover our postgraduate sport courses below.
Postgraduate research degrees
Research degrees including PhDs, Doctorates or Masters by Research enable you to pursue your own research enquiry.
Higher and degree apprenticeships
Higher and degree apprenticeships are a great and cost-effective way for employers to upskill their staff, and for individual learners to obtain both a higher qualification and professional skills.
96% of our graduates are in employment or further study*
*Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2023 and based on 2020/21 leavers
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Sport & exercise FAQs
We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions about sport & exercise at the University.
Those who are interested in studying a sport and exercise degree at the University will likely have a strong interest in either sport sciences, sport business or sport coaching and education. Our range of sport and exercise courses allow students to tailor their choice of degree to meet their goals, ambitions and careers paths.
So, whether you’re interested in becoming a sports therapist, sports psychologist or want to market sporting events, there’s something for everyone.
Studying a sport and exercise degree creates a range of exciting opportunities in an ever-growing industry.
Our sport and exercise degrees offer you an opportunity to gain new skills and experiences which play an integral part in molding your future in the sports industry. Our staff comprises of expert lecturers, industry guests and current athletes.
We also offer a range of placements and trips to gain firsthand knowledge of the sport and exercise industry.
We offer a variety of sports and exercise degree courses that will allow you to specialise in the area of the sector that most interests you. We have degrees that focus on physical sport and others that focus on science and theory.
Our undergraduate sport and exercise degrees include:
• Sports Therapy
• Physical Education
• Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation
• Sports Business Management
• Sport Coaching and Physical Education
• Sports Performance
• Sport and Exercise Sciences
• And Physiotherapy.
All of our undergraduate courses award a Bachelor of Science (BSc).
Our postgraduate sport and exercise courses include:
• Sports therapy
• Performance analysis
• Strength and conditioning
• and Physical education.
In some cases, Postgraduate courses award a Master of Arts degree (MA) or Master of Science (MSc), however some of our courses also offer a Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate option.
Completing a sport and exercise degree will create a number of exciting and varied career opportunities.
For example, by gaining a degree in sports therapy or physiotherapy you might be offered a job as a sports therapist or physiotherapist, perhaps in a clinical setting.
If you are interested in the business side of sport, you could go into a management career or sports marketing, policy and planning.
An education-based sports degree would give you a route into teaching, while a coaching degree would arm you with personal training and fitness coaching experience.
You could also go into a career in community sport and development or if you want to specialise in sport science, you could work in sports research or sport and exercise sciences.
Interested in applying for one of our sport and exercise courses? Applications for undergraduate sport and exercise degrees are made through UCAS, while applications for postgraduate sport and exercise degrees are made directly to the university.