Sport and Exercise Science Undergraduate Courses

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

Whether you aspire to become a sport coach, performance analyst or a health adviser, we deliver high-quality, applied programmes that will get your career off to a flying start.

Sport Accreditations


Andy Hooton

Introduction from Dr Andy Hooton

"There has never been a better time to choose a career in sport. As our society's enthusiasm for sport continues to rise, the range of career options is growing at an equally rapid pace."

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"The applied nature of the course was something that was eye-catching on my visit to the University’s Open Day. From day one of the course this was apparent with lots of practical sessions and hands-on work throughout a number of the modules on the course." Mark Faghy, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science graduate

Sport academic expertise
Akbar Shabir researching runners

The chance to undertake a research project via the independent study module really enables you to stretch yourself as an undergraduate.

Akbar Shabir
Graduate, now a Research Associate at the University of Derby

Boosting your employability

Our graduates are now excelling at senior levels in areas spanning everything from coaching to performance analysis, health and lifestyle advice to sport development, expedition leadership to outdoor facility management and teaching to scientific research. 

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Our Clearing hotline is now open

Worried your exams haven't gone to plan or changed your mind about where you want to study? Call our Clearing hotline on +44 (0)1332 592019 to secure your place for 2019.

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