Sport at Derby campus

Sport at Derby is centered on one clear vision; to help you build the foundations of a specialist career in sport. Our courses are designed to fuel your passion, empower your ability, and strengthen your understanding.

Why study Sport at our Derby campus?

  • Our new £10.8m Sports Centre comprises a main hall, fitness gym and associated strength and conditioning area, studios, squash and badminton courts, an internal climbing wall, sprint track, changing rooms, treatment rooms, and a cafe
  • You’ll have access to a wide range of high quality facilities, including our Physiology Laboratory, and Strength and Conditioning Suite
  • Our teaching team includes active researchers - giving you a greater insight into modern developments 
  • We champion real world learning, giving you the opportunity to work with industry leaders such as Derby County Football Club, Leicester Tigers Rugby Club, Derbyshire County Cricket Club, and Derventio eXcel Swimming Club
  • You’ll gain the skills that employers are looking for. Our graduates have gone on to secure roles such as health advisers, sports coaches, personal trainers, and cardiac physiologist assistants.

You'll choose from a range of specialist courses:

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
BA (Hons) Sport Management
BSc (Hons) Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation
BSc (Hons) Performance Analysis and Coaching Science
BSc (Hons) Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health
Sport and Exercise Studies (Joint Honours)

Discover Derby: an exciting city, an exciting future

The city itself makes up a large part of your university experience. Derby boasts:

  • a thriving nightlife and social scene, including numerous nightclubs, restaurants, and bars
  • continued investment in entertainment and sporting sites, like the multi-purpose QUAD and Derby Arena facilities
  • the fastest growing economy in the UK.

Join us at an Open Day

Choosing the right university is a big decision, so we’d love to help by showing you what we have to offer. You can find out more about sport at Derby by speaking to our friendly staff and current students. You can also tour our Derby campus and halls of residence, to discover if we’re the university for you.


Employable graduates

Many of our graduates progress to exciting careers in the sports industry. BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science graduate, Calum Hayes, recently secured a position at Walsall FC, providing pre-match and post-match analysis.

"Academically, I enjoyed the Sports Coaching modules, as they allowed for the application of the theoretical knowledge obtained during lectures and seminars. Coursework and deadlines mimic the real working world and the whole course is designed with an emphasis on gaining skills that are desirable and essential to prospective employers." Read more of Calum’s story.