Sports Science, BSc Hons

This programme involves the scientific study of sport. It is comprised of technology-based study, in our well-equipped sports science labs. It covers in-depth scientific topics including the anatomy of the human body, physiological function during sport and exercise, nutrition, principles of biomechanics, psychological approaches to sport, performance analysis, and fitness testing. You will get the opportunity to apply these topics to the study of a sport or health-related exercise form, according to your choice, using some of the most sophisticated equipment, including 3D cinematography and respiratory gas analysis. We have a team of expert tutors and are one of the read more

Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

3 years full time

4 years sandwich programme

Overview

Overview

This programme involves the scientific study of sport. It is comprised of technology-based study, in our well-equipped sports science labs. It covers in-depth scientific topics including the anatomy of the human body, physiological function during sport and exercise, nutrition, principles of biomechanics, psychological approaches to sport, performance analysis, and fitness testing. You will get the opportunity to apply these topics to the study of a sport or health-related exercise form, according to your choice, using some of the most sophisticated equipment, including 3D cinematography and respiratory gas analysis.

We have a team of expert tutors and are one of the few sports science programmes in the UK, where you will have the opportunity to gain work experience from between 4 to 6 weeks, in the sport and exercise science industry, including Charlton Athletic Football Club and Medway Hospital.

The aims of the programme are to:

  • Give you the chance to develop, to a high level, your knowledge of the science of sport, including physiology, biomechanics, nutrition and psychology, as well as sports performance analysis
  • Provide you with a comprehensive practical experience within well-equipped labs, in relation to the study of sports science
  • Give you an opportunity to develop your own research skills, using the most technologically-advanced and sophisticated sports science equipment to make measurements in sport
  • Offer you an opportunity to get work experience in sport science, applying your knowledge to support the sports performer, thus giving you a head start in the world of work.

What you'll study

For information on courses for this programme click here.

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework
  • Presentations
  • Project reports.

Careers

Recent graduates have secured roles in areas such as sports science support, sports development, and health education and promotion. You may become self-employed as, for example, a personal trainer or sports adviser or continue on to postgraduate programmes in areas such as teaching, physiotherapy or research.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

Already got your results?

Call us now

020 8331 9000

or

Chat live to an operator

Opening hours

Mon-Weds 9am-5pm

Thu 6am-8pm

Fri 7.30am-6pm

Sat 8am-6pm

Sun 10am-3pm

Medway Campus

A recently modernised, splendid Edwardian redbrick and ivy-clad campus based at Chatham Maritime, Kent.

Chatham Station (approx. 5 min by bus)

Gillingham Station (approx. 20 min walk / 10 min by bus)

Free parking is available for motorbikes and scooters. Public car parks nearby.

From Gatwick Airport take the National Express 270 coach service.

Campus bus service between campuses.

More about the campus

Travel information and maps

UNISTATS