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.

Our teaching team includes accredited professionals who will provide you with high quality teaching and support. They are actively involved in research, high-performance sport and applied sport science consultancy. They are also members of leading professional bodies.

The Applied Approach

"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."

"The course and facilities were constantly developing and improving allowing me to develop a broad set of skills that covered a number of key disciplines within sport science. The Sport Science staff are also an amazing team, they are very approachable, helpful, and friendly and have such in-depth knowledge of the subject area."


95% of our BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science students said that they were satisfied with the overall quality of the course (National Student Survey, 2017)

Specialist Facilities

During your Sport and Exercise Science studies, you can take full advantage of the facilities in our new Sports Centre, including:

Accreditations and endorsements

Our BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), and our BSc (Hons) Sport Therapy and Rehabilitation is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists.

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Placements and internships

To give you the best possible preparation for life after study, you’ll have the opportunity to go on placements and internships with our partners; our students have enjoyed placements with Derby County FC, Leicester City FC, Leicester Tigers Rugby Club, Derbyshire County Cricket Club, Derventio Swimming Club and the Derbyshire Institute of Sport, as well as local schools, hospitals and leisure centres.

Our Sport courses offer an ‘Industrial Placement Year’ giving you the opportunity to enhance your practical skills by putting theory into practice, network in your industry and stand-out in the graduate job market. The placement year takes place in your third year, once completed, you would return to University to complete your final year studies.

What our Sport and Exercise Science graduates do

Career opportunities open to graduates include: