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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 make the most of our professional sports campus as you learn in our new human performance and biomechanics laboratories. You'll understand the science behind the mechanics of movement, sports psychology, health and exercise. You'll then apply your theoretical knowledge by working to improve athletes' physical and psychological qualities. As you progress, you'll tailor your studies to suit your career goals, getting hands-on with both elite and recreational athletes and specialist equipment on campus.

During your time with us you’ll learn from lecturers who are also industry professionals, whether that’s in biomechanics, physiology, psychology, or performance analysis. 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, exercise physiology. 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 new 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 industry experience outside of your studies, for example, helping tackle obesity as part of the Hartlinx project or support young athletes in local schools. These experiences and opportunities will aid your understanding of essential areas of sport and exercise sciences. As a graduate you could expect to gain employment in professional or amateur sport, the NHS, or in private healthcare, as a performance analyst, exercise physiologist, or biomechanist. You'll be encouraged to complete various qualifications 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

A typical offer for this course is:

UCAS tariff points | 112 UCAS tariff points or equivalent.

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.

We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications to ensure this is the right course for you.

The minimum offer for this course is:

UCAS tariff points | 80 UCAS tariff points or equivalent, providing this is combined with relevant experience.

Previous learning towards a university-level qualification or relevant work experience may count as credit for this course. Please contact our admissions team for further information.

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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  • University accommodation

    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.

    Whichever option you go for, you’ll get the best of both worlds.

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