Sport and exercise sciences guide
Interested in studying a degree in sport and exercise science? Check out our helpful guide on sport and exercise sciences.
Discover what sports and exercise science is, which courses are available to study in sport and exercise science, career options and more.
What is a sport and exercise science degree?
A degree in sport and exercise science allows you to apply scientific principles to the promotion and maintenance of exercise and health and to sporting performance.
A degree in sport and exercise science can come in a range of different formats and study routes.
Sport and exercise undergraduate degrees
At undergraduate level, you could choose to study a sport and exercise degree in:
Sport and exercise postgraduate degrees
At postgraduate level, you could choose to study a sport and exercise degree in:
What can I do with a sport and exercise science degree?
There are plenty of things you can do with a sport and exercise sciences degree. You can go on to further study at postgraduate level, for instance, a PGCE, and progress into a teaching role.
You could also explore the range of career opportunities that a sport and exercise science degree presents. Check out the options below.
What to do with a sport and exercise science degree?
Once you’ve gained a degree in sport and exercise science, you can explore the range of job opportunities available. Here are just a few career options to consider:
- Sports therapist
- Interdisciplinary Sports Scientist or Consultant
- Performance Analyst
- Strength and Conditioning Coach
- Community sport and development
- Fitness and training
What is a sport science degree?
Much like sport and exercise science, a degree in sport science is the scientific study of how the human body performs during sport and exercise. This includes physiology, psychology, dieting and nutrition and using this knowledge and experience to advise on sport-related injuries and issues.
What can you do with a sport science degree?
Depending on what degree you have in sport science, there are plenty of options for career paths or future study.
For example, if you graduate in sport and exercise sciences you could look at careers in:
- Personal Trainer
- Specialist Fitness Instructor
- Sports Development Officer
- Primary or Secondary School Teacher
- Laboratory Technician.
Interested in studying a sport and exercise science degree?
Interested in studying sport and exercise sciences at the University? Applications for undergraduate sport and exercise science degrees are made through UCAS, while applications for postgraduate sport and exercise science degrees are made directly to the university.