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Sport and exercise science

This course covers the three main disciplines of sport science: physiology (including nutrition), bio-mechanics and psychology. You’ll gain a fundamental understanding of physiology, anatomy, psychology, bio-mechanics, sports performance, biochemistry, nutrition, and strength and conditioning – and then apply your knowledge through practical classes and research. Throughout your studies, you’ll have many opportunities to use our state of-the art human performance labs, where you’ll learn to assess and improve sporting performance, as well as gain invaluable knowledge on the role exercise plays in improving health and wellbeing.

You’ll also develop the analytical, written and verbal skills expected from employers. This course is also a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recognised undergraduate course, and will give you the opportunity to complete the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist qualification near graduation.

Sports studies

This course covers three specific themes: sports coaching, sports development and sports management, which build in breadth and depth as you progress. You’ll study a range of subjects that impact on sports participation and performance, including an Introduction to Sports Science and Sociology of Sport. During your studies, you’ll benefit from some of the best university sports facilities in the UK, and take part in coaching and other work experience opportunities. This work-related experience, combined with an academic focus on communication skills, will enhance your career prospects.

Sports therapy

This course gives you the latest skills needed to work in the cutting-edge field of sports therapy. You’ll learn how to assess injuries, apply treatments (such as sports massage, electrotherapy and joint mobilisation), learn pitch-side injury management and design injury prevention and rehabilitation programmes.

You’ll also study the underpinning theory of practice: anatomy, clinical biomechanics, exercise physiology, sports nutrition and psychology. Our students enjoy access to specialist labs and high-tech facilities, such as our dedicated sports injury clinic, and take valuable clinical placements in a diverse range of sport and exercise environments.

Foundation and extended degrees

If you are worried about getting the correct grades, you can also learn more about foundation and extended degrees for an alternative entry pathway into these courses.

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