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Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Overview

If you're interested in improving sporting performance or understanding the health benefits associated with physical activity, this endorsed BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science course helps you turn your interest into a fulfilling career.

You’ll use a combination of theory, research and practical laboratory techniques to understand and improve human performance, while minimising the risks of sport-related injuries. You'll develop tools to help everyone – from those who play sport for fun to elite athletes – get the most out of their exercise.

By the end of the course, you'll have in-depth scientific grounding in the fields of professional sport, health and education, helping you secure your ideal career when you graduate.

Endorsed by

This course is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES).

What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

  • Be taught by expert staff with industry-relevant accreditations who are actively engaged in research projects that inform the future of sport and exercise science
  • Put what you learn into practice using our ties to local sports and healthcare providers
  • Boost your transferable skills such as teamwork, decision making, communication and time management
  • Have the opportunity to learn a language and earn credit towards your degree as part of the University's Institution-Wide Language Programme

Careers and opportunities

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

Previous graduates have gone on to work in roles in areas such as:

  • the NHS
  • health and fitness training
  • teaching and education
  • strength and conditioning
  • sport science support (UK Sport, EIS, professional clubs)

Roles our graduates have taken on include:

  • PE teacher
  • fitness instructor
  • NVQ coordinator
  • sports development officer
  • sports and exercise scientist
  • sports therapist and physiotherapist
  • cardiac rehabilitation technician

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you find the coaching roles, placements, internships and voluntary roles that will help you to kick-start your ideal career and complement what you’ll be learning on the course.

After you leave the University you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    74th

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 5,200 of the university's 29,000 students come from 150 countries around the world. The Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    62nd out of 85 43

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    123 56%

    43rd

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    50th

    44
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    48th

    31

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