Hartpury College
BSc (Hons)

Sport and Exercise Sciences



Sport Science

Course Overview

This programme draws together the main disciplines of the sport and exercise sciences to give you a thorough understanding of sport and exercise performance and practice from a scientific perspective. After the first year, the programme gives you the opportunity to tailor your degree around your own interests and focus more on the discipline(s) you find most enjoyable. You will also study specific modules designed to develop the skills needed to work as an applied sport and exercise scientist. At Hartpury, you will be exposed to a range of sports participants from the highest level student athletes to recreational participants, in a range of disciplines.

This course is firmly rooted in practice, you will study practice-based modules to develop a range of practical skills. In the early stages of your studies, you will work in a closely supervised environment on the campus in small groups. You will progress to working more autonomously in more challenging environments that may include practice experience away from the campus. Practice experience is already a strong feature of many courses at Hartpury, so you will benefit from well-established practice placement networks. Students on the programme will also benefit from having an Elite Sports Academy on site which offers you the chance of working within a professional environment that is based at Hartpury.

To help you make the most of your degree at Hartpury we have decided to pay for your membership of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (Bases) in your first year. This membership includes benefits such as being part of the largest sport and exercise sciences network in the UK; keeping ahead of the field with leading edge BASES conferences and workshops; and a subscription to BASES' quarterly publication, The Sport and Exercise Scientist. For more information visit http://www.bases.org.uk/membership

Our students have gone on to some fantastic careers in a wide range of industries and enjoyed some exceptional work placements all over the world, helping them open doors to their dream careers. 

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Entry Requirements


Five GCSEs at Grade C or above to include English, Mathematics and Science

Tariff points range


A level subjects grades

Two A2s to include a Biological Science/PE/sports studies subject

Level 3 Extended Diploma subjects grades

DMM in a science subject

International Baccalaureate

25 Points




For the most up to date information on your programme, you can find your course information sheet here

In Brief

Tuition fees

Fees for September 2017 entry

UK: £9,250
EU fees: Will remain the same as UK students, £9,250
International: £11,250
Please contact us to discuss part-time fees 

EU students starting this course in Sept 2017 will be eligible to apply for UK student loans for the duration of their course. 

When should I apply

You can apply for September 2017 entry now.  Please check the UCAS website for application deadlines.

How to apply

You must apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
Hartpury is an Associate Faculty of the University of the West of England. The Hartpury UCAS code is H22. If you feel that you have accredited prior learning please contact us to discuss your application.
If you want to study this degree on a part-time basis, please apply directly to Hartpury. Contact the Enquiry Line on +44 (0) 1452 702244 or email admissions@hartpury.ac.uk  to request a part-time university application form.

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    • Intro to the Physiology of Sport and Exercise
    • Intro to the Research Process
    • Biomechanics and Functional Anatomy
    • Introduction to Psychology 
    • Research Process
    • Physiology of Sport and Exercise
    • Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise
    • Sport and Exercise Psychology
    • Independent Project
    • Exercise Psychology
    • Sport Psychology
    • Advanced Strength and Conditioning
    • Managing High Performance Sport
    • Exercise Physiology for Health