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BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences

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Benefit from industry-standard scientific technology as you explore all aspects of human performance through sport and exercise. Focus on practical, work-based learning. Develop the skills you need to become a sport and exercise scientist within a rapidly growing industry.

You’ll benefit from our excellent sports facilities as you put into practice what you learn, managing athlete health, fitness, strength and power levels to maximise their potential. This is a fast-growing industry with plenty of opportunities to apply your skills.

During your time with us you’ll learn from lecturers who are also industry professionals, whether that’s in biomechanics, physiology or psychology. You could also have the chance to work alongside one of our competing sports teams or elite-level athletes on campus.

Your first year will give you theoretical understanding of a range of subjects. You’ll examine and understand the science behind the fascinating areas of the mechanics of movement, sports psychology, health and exercise. As you progress through the course you’ll be able to tailor your studies towards what you want to do when you graduate.

From your second year you’ll take a more hands-on approach, focusing on industry techniques to get you ready for employment. You’ll make the most of our professional-style sports campus, learning in our human performance and biomechanics laboratories as part of our new Sports Academy developments. You’ll get hands-on with sports people and specialist equipment, bringing together everything you’ve learnt to make a real difference to the sportspeople you’re working with.

Industry opportunities

You’ll have lots of opportunities to gain experience outside of your course, from working in sports clubs to private and public healthcare facilities. You will also have opportunities to work with schoolchildren, helping to tackle obesity and promote healthy living as part of the Hartlinx project. You’ll be encouraged to complete ISAK training to better understand human growth, exercise, performance and nutrition. You could also volunteer with our sports teams and elite and recreational athletes through our on-site Sports Academy.

This course is ideal for those who...

Want to use science to promote change in the health, exercise and performance industry.


This programme comprises of different modules, which focus on specific subjects. The modular structure of the programme gives you flexibility and choice and you can attend introductory sessions for optional modules before having to finally decide which ones you wish to study.

Learning and assessment

You will be assessed through a mixture of written exams, practical exams and coursework. Many of the modules will be marked based on a mixture of assessment types, whilst others will be based solely on one type of assessment.

Graduate destinations

Sport, health and exercise science is an exciting and expanding industry with a wealth of opportunities. A Sport and Exercise Science graduate could expect to gain employment within professional or amateur sport, as well as with the NHS or in private healthcare, as an:

  • Analyst
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Health and lifestyle adviser

Sport and Exercise Science graduates are also able to progress onto postgraduate study.

Is there an integrated placement year option?

Three years full-time (four years with integrated placement year)
How to apply for this course

Course Duration

3 Year
3 Year course
Course type:
Full Time
Part-time study options available

Entry Requirements

GCSE | A minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded) or equivalent, to include English Language and Mathematics. 

A Level | Typical offer is BBC or equivalent. This must include a minimum of two A Levels including one in a Biological Science, Sports Studies or PE subject.

Vocational award | Typical offer is a DMM in an Extended Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject.

We welcome students with equivalent qualifications, including Access and the International Baccalaureate. Contact the admissions team to discuss.

Why study Sport at Hartpury University?

Our students go on to change the lives of professional athletes, as well as the people involved in community and school sports. They also graduate with valuable skills to succeed in a range of different careers.

You'll learn from lecturers who are also experienced industry professionals. Many have even been at the top their game in their specialist sporting areas. Find your Hartpury sports degree.

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    At Hartpury you could choose to live on campus surrounded by Gloucestershire’s beautiful countryside or off campus in the heart of Gloucester City centre.

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