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Sport and Exercise Science with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This degree offers you the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree.

Course description

The foundation year will help you hit the ground running if you want to gain a respected honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science.

  • Choose a four-year course featuring a foundation year for a strong start to your University of Derby studies
  • Fulfil your ambition and potential: the foundation year is a smart move if you are planning a career change or are keen to explore a new subject area
  • Explore the roles of biomechanics, physiology and psychology in sport performance
  • Indulge your passion for sport in our superb new £10.8 million Sports Centre
  • Become skilled with the latest technology via our High Performance Resistance Training Facility, VICON 3D motion capture system and breath-by-breath analysis system
  • Gain vital experience by applying for placements or internships: our students have worked with organisations like Derby County FC, Derbyshire County Cricket Club and Burton Albion FC
  • Work alongside renowned sports scientists who are actively involved in research and consultancy
  • Take the opportunity to achieve extra professional qualifications such as National Governing Body coaching awards

This is a challenging and action-packed course for anyone with a keen interest in the science behind sport and exercise.

Sport and Exercise Science at Derby

This exhilarating course deepens your understanding of the science behind sport and exercise, so you’ll investigate the roles of biomechanics, physiology and psychology in sport performance.

We place great emphasis on helping you realise your career potential. You can tailor your studies to match your career plans by selecting modules in specialist areas such as nutrition, performance analysis, and strength and conditioning. Masterclasses delivered by sport and exercise science professionals will also give you insights into the employment opportunities which lie ahead.

Practical scientific skills lie at the heart of this degree. When you graduate, you will be fully equipped to test and measure health and fitness, using the latest computer software to analyse performance results.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,045per year

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

University information

University of Derby

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  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    57th out of 84 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    123 62%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%



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