Sport and Exercise Science

These activities in Sport and Exercise Science will open your students' eyes to how they can 'Make it Real' - from taster sessions in first-class facilities, to working on projects applying their knowledge to real-world challenges.

90%satisfaction with teaching – BSc (Hons) Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health**National Student Survey 2021
100% overall student satisfaction – BA (Hons) Sport Management **National Student Survey 2021
100%of students agreed that staff are good at explaining things** BSc (Hons) Performance Analysis and Coaching Science, National Student Survey 2021

Making it Real events

Bringing your students on-campus is the perfect opportunity to open their eyes to higher education, and inspire them to pursue their future career. Our visit days are filled with practical activities and talks from current students and staff experts, so your students can get a feel for studying at university, and how Derby can help them make their dreams real.  

You can mix and match a variety of sessions on your visit day, including: 

  • Academic-led masterclasses and taster sessions
  • Student Ambassador-led campus tours
  • Student Ambassador Q&A panel
  • Alumni talks, to hear from graduates on how they made their dreams real
  • Information, advice and guidance sessions 

We can work with you to develop your visit day based on the timings and content that works best for you. Therefore please get in touch to discuss your requirements.  

Below you can also see an example of a Sport Making it Real event, to give a flavour of what we can offer.  

This example is based on a 4-hour visit 

  • Welcome talk, including information about how to apply to university 
  • Academic masterclass
  • Extended tour of our facilities, including our Biomechanics and performance analysis suite, Physiology laboratory, Library, Sports Centre and Union of Students 
  • Careers in Sport talk 
  • Student Q&A panel with current undergraduate students, to hear their experiences of studying at university 

Talks from our academics

We have a range of talks and masterclasses on offer, delivered by our academic experts, to showcase exciting topics and careers available within the sport and exercise science sector. These sessions can be delivered virtually, or in your school or college, and link to Gatsby Benchmarks 4 and 7. 

Our academics are experts in their fields, with experience in everything from coaching Olympic Team GB athletes to conducting exciting research on the impacts of caffeine on people’s feelings during exercise.  

Our experts can deliver masterclasses for your students, to excite them about the subject and support the curriculum they are learning on their Level 3 studies.  

Book an Academic Masterclass

We know it's important for students to be able to visualise what their future career could look like. Our academics have had varied careers in jobs across the world, so can share their experiences and the breadth of careers on offer within the sector.  

We can offer Careers talks in the following subjects:  

  • Sport and Exercise Science 
  • Performance Analysis and Coaching 
  • Strength and Conditioning 
  • Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health 
  • Sport and Education 

Book a 'Careers in...' talk

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Sport and Exercise Science

With superb facilities, expert staff and exciting real world learning experiences, our sport courses help students understand the role of sport in modern society and how they can make an impact.

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