Pushing boundaries. Breaking records. Competing in extreme environments.
On this BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree, you’ll learn to apply scientific principles that help athletes perform at their best.
But it's not just elite sportspeople who will benefit from your knowledge and skills. Become a passionate advocate for the essential role sports science plays in society as you uncover ways everyone can use physical activity to boost their health and wellbeing.
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Introduction to Sport and Exercise Biomechanics – 40 credits
An introduction to the fundamental principles of biomechanics (the science of technique).
Introduction to Sport and Exercise Physiology – 40 credits
An introduction to the fundamental principles of sport and exercise physiology.
Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology – 40 credits
An introduction to the fundamental principles of sport and exercise psychology.
Advanced Exercise Physiology – 20 credits
Develop your understanding of the fundamental physiological concepts of exercise performance.
Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise – 20 credits
You'll build upon the fundamental principles of biomechanics covered in your first year.
Preparing Research, Innovation or Enterprise Projects – 20 credits
An introduction to a range of qualitative and quantitative methods.
Psychology of Sport and Exercise – 20 credits
Explore common psychological issues in sport and exercise.
Exercise in Different Environments – 20 credits
Examine the effect that different environments have on various modes of exercise performance.
Nutrition for Sport, Exercise and Health – 20 credits
Explore current topics in nutrition related to health-related fitness and sport.
Physical Activity and Exercise for Healthy Ageing – 20 credits
An insight into the immediate and possible future benefits of physical activity and exercise training for health early in life.
Principles of Performance Analysis – 20 credits
Principles of Skill Acquisition – 20 credits
An introduction to the fundamental principles of skill acquisition in human performance.
Strength and Conditioning for Sport, Exercise and Health – 20 credits
Examine the principles and application of strength and conditioning programmes.
Modern Foreign Language (IWLP) – 20 credits
Study 1 of 8 modern languages on the University's free Institution-Wide Language Programme.
Project – 40 credits
This module provides you with an opportunity to pursue, by independent investigation, the detailed study of a particular topic in the broad subject area of sport and exercise.
Advanced Sports Nutrition – 20 credits
You'll be introduced to the nutrient and energy requirements needed for sport.
Advanced Strength and Conditioning – 20 credits
You'll focus on the advanced principles of strength and conditioning.
Applications of Exercise Physiology – 20 credits
Focus on the application of physiology in exercise and sports performance.
Applied Skill Acquisition – 20 credits
You'll be provided with a theoretical framework for understanding the application of skill acquisition in practice.
Biomechanics in Practice – 20 credits
You'll apply biomechanical theories and tools to the evaluation of musculoskeletal biomechanics.
Biopsychosocial Approaches to Physical Activity and Health Promotion – 20 credits
Examine multiple disciplinary perspectives on physical activity and movement.
Environmental Physiology – 20 credits
Develop your understanding of how the environment can influence human physiology.
Introduction to Teaching – 20 credits
An introduction to the role and expectations of a teacher.
Professional Development – 20 credits
Consolidate your development and employability skills to progress towards your respective graduate or research career.
Professional Practice in Sports Psychology – 20 credits
Develop your understanding of sport psychology application and professional practice.
English language requirements
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
Tuition fees (2022 start)
In today's health-conscious world, the sports and health industries continue to expand. Sport and exercise scientists have a vital role in keeping sportspeople, athletes and the general population in peak physical health.
What jobs can you do with a sport and exercise degree?
Roles our graduates have gone onto include: