Sport and Exercise Sciences – Courses (2023)

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  • Entry requirements
  • Course modules
  • Fees
  • Careers
  • Student stories
  • Teaching staff
  • Industry links
  • Placements

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What is Sport and Exercise Sciences?

Your degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences will allow you to apply scientific principles to the promotion and maintenance of exercise and health and to sporting performance.

Our Sports Science courses are ranked in the top 20 in the UK for teaching satisfaction by the Guardian University Guide 2022.

This programme is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and The School of Natural, Social and Sport Sciences are in partnership with The Chartered Institute of the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

You will explore:

  • How the human body responds to exercise to maintain health and optimise performance.
  • How nutrition can influence health and performance.
  • How psychological interventions can promote a healthy lifestyle as well as support athlete achievement.

Key disciplines include biomechanics, physiology and psychology. Our interdisciplinary modules include nutrition for sport and exercise, performance analysis, exercise for special populations, sports injuries and modules dealing with “big data” and new sports performance technologies.

Study style

You will study through interactive lectures, seminars, tutorials, and practical sessions in a blended learning approach, while gaining real-world experiences, on placement. You will be assessed using a variety of methods allowing you to demonstrate your strengths.

You will develop advanced skills in scientific research methods, undertaking a research project in your final year, in an area that interests you.

You will 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).

You will learn in fully equipped sport and exercise science, physiology and biomechanics labs and a brand new sports arena, all on one campus– frequently used by professional teams and athletes.

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Entry requirements

    • 104 – 120 UCAS tariff points, BCC – BBB at A levels, MMM – DDM at BTEC, or a Merit in your T-Level.

      If you are unsure whether we could make you an offer or you have any questions, just get in touch with ouradmissions teamwho will be able to advise you.

    • English Language or Literature and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

    • In order to study this course, offer holders will need to complete a satisfactory DBS check.

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    • This course is available with an integrated foundation year to help you prepare. A degree with an integrated foundation year starts your studies with a year spent learning the skills required to progress onto a full honours degree. You will develop valuable study skills, communication, team work and problem-solving techniques which help to build your confidence and prepare you for the rest of your course.

      Typical offers
      48 UCAS tariff points, DD at A levels, PPP at BTEC or a Pass in your T Level.

      GCSEs
      Grade C/4 in English Language/Literature and Mathematics, or equivalent (e.g. Level 2 Functional Skills).

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants, although some entry requirements may still apply for Professionally Accredited Courses. We accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas and make offers on an individual basis.

    • Please read the entry requirements for your country– and you’re welcome to contact our admissions team if you have questions.

Course modules

Here's an example of the types of modules you'll study (the contents and structure of the course are reviewed occasionally, but it is unlikely that there will be significant change).

Module information is not available for this programme.

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Fees and costs

See the further details offees and potential extra costswhen studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

Start dateLocationUCAS codeFee (UK)
per year
Fee (international)
per year
Sep 2022Oxstalls, GloucesterC600£9,250£15,000
Sep 2023Oxstalls, GloucesterC600£9,250TBC
Sep 2024Oxstalls, GloucesterC600TBCTBC

International students can benefit from a range of scholarships and bursaries across many undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

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Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work as:

  • Sports Dietician or Nutritionist
  • Interdisciplinary Sports Scientist or Consultant
  • Performance Analyst
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Specialist Fitness Instructor
  • Sports Development Officer
  • Primary or Secondary School Teacher
  • Laboratory Technician.

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Teaching Staff

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Accreditations, memberships and partners

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The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)

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Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)

Industry links

Make the most of our industry links on placement and in the classroom. Neil Grieg, Head of Medical for Brentford FC, was recently a guest speaker – and students have worked with organisations such as Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, Bristol Rugby, Swindon Town Football Club and British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation. They’ve also undertaken laboratory and research roles across university departments.

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Specialist sport and exercise facilities

Our specialist teaching and research laboratories will enhance your learning. You will apply your knowledge and skills allowing you to work with both professional sports people and with clinical populations.

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Gain valuable industry experience

Gain insights into the career you want to move into through a carefully chosen work placement. Students have worked at clubs such as Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, Bristol Rugby, Swindon and Cheltenham Town football clubs, as well as across university departments.

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Tailor your studies to follow your area of interest

With three specialist pathways – sports performance, fitness and exercise, and nutrition – you can tailor your studies to suit your interests and career goals. You’ll also be able to choose a mix from each pathway if you want to explore a breadth of sport and exercise science topics.

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Internationally-excellent and world-leading research (REF 2014)

Our sport and exercise research is at the forefront of developments in the sector. This expertise ensures that you’re at the forefront of sports and exercise science knowledge and that you develop high-quality research method and data analysis techniques.

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School of Natural, Social and Sport Sciences

Delivering the best possible learning experience through cutting-edge technology and strong practical elements. You’ll work closely with expert lecturers and other students in the seminar room, the laboratory and the field.

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Ranked in the top 20 in the UK for teaching satisfaction (Sports Science)

Our Sports Science courses are ranked in the top 20 in the UK for teaching satisfaction by the Guardian University Guide 2022.

Placements

You’ll develop skills through placements with professional teams and individuals undertaking challenging outdoor expeditions. You’ll support training phases by measuring VO2max and lactate threshold testing, and work with coaches and athletes to individualise training programmes for maximum performance. You could also experience clinical work placements or work as part of cardiac and stroke rehabilitation programmes.

In these placements you can work in the community to support improved health and disease prevention programmes, which is a growing employment area.

"I own my own sports nutrition business, Nutrition X"

“I work with clients across the UK, including Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Bolton Wanderers Football Club, Super League’s Widnes Vikings and Scotland Rugby League. My degree gave me an understanding of what is needed for athletes to perform at the highest level and I was able to put theories into practice with lots of hands-on practical opportunities. The university and lecturers go out of their way to provide you with contacts and opportunities in the workplace. They notified me about relevant training courses and work experience opportunities at the clubs they were involved with. Through university I have also learnt to embrace challenges with a ‘can-do’ attitude.”

James Markey, Sports graduate

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"We put forward students so they get a taste of the professional world"

“My interests lie in paediatric sport and exercise, with an emphasis on injury prevention. Predominantly I’ve worked with football clubs, to identify injury risk in academy players and provide advice on recovery strategies and screening techniques. We’ve been working with Athletic Bilbao for a number of years – last year they approached us to look at an increase in injuries in their youth academy players, so we went for a week to do testing. We’ve also started a project with the England and Wales Cricket Board looking at back injuries in youth fast bowlers. For every project we’ll always put forward as many students as we can so they get a practical taste of the professional world.”

Mark de Ste Croix, Professor of Paediatric Sport and Exercise

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FAQs

What qualifications do you need for sports science? ›

You could take a degree in sport and exercise science. Courses that cover the 3 foundation subjects of biomechanics, physiology and psychology, will keep your job options broad. Alternatively you could do a degree in a science related subject followed by a postgraduate qualification in sports science.

What can you do with sports and exercise medical science degree? ›

You will be well equipped to work as a professional in sport performance, injury prevention and rehabilitation, sport science research and industry, clinical exercise prescription and population health.

Which universities do sports and exercise science? ›

Where can I study Sports Science in the UK?
  • University of Glasgow.
  • University of Bath.
  • Loughborough University.
  • Anglia Ruskin University.
  • University of Strathclyde.
  • University of East Anglia.
  • Durham University.
  • University of Edinburgh.

WHAT A levels are good for sports science? ›

Most courses want to see an A-level in:

biology. chemistry. maths. physics.

Can you do sports science without biology? ›

Most sports science courses require the prospective student to have studied at least one science-based subject at school. Biology is arguably the most valuable subject, while physical education, chemistry and physics are all useful and would give a future sports science student a good foundation.

How much do sports scientists get paid? ›

The salaries of Applied Sports Scientists in the US range from $140,000 to $210,000 , with a median salary of $175,000 . The middle 67% of Applied Sports Scientists makes $175,000, with the top 67% making $210,000.

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