Sport and Exercise Science at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

Course summary

Our Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons) degree aims to develop your scientific and critical understanding of issues relevant to sport and exercise, to improve both performance and health. You’ll learn how the body responds and adapts to exercise, how to optimise sport performance and how to promote positive behaviour change to improve health. You’ll use the fantastic range of facilities and specialist equipment in our biomechanics and physiology laboratories: from measuring fitness through gait analysis and muscle strength through isokinetic dynamometry, to measuring reaction forces on the Kistler Force Plate, and capturing high-speed movements on our 3D motion analysis system. Why Study Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? As well as delving into Sport and Exercise Science on campus, you’ll gain real-world experience on a work placement in your second year, while also putting the skills and knowledge gained on the course to the test. In your final year, you can personalise your degree by selecting a discipline specialisation, and you’ll complete a student-led research project. This course is endorsed by The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)’ undergraduate scheme, BUES. It’s endorsed, also, by Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)†. This enables you to gain industry recognised standards and qualifications (including gym instructor or personal trainer, and work with people with long-term conditions) that are recognised by major employers in the sector aligned to your degree. Post-university, you could go on to work in sports science support and strength and conditioning, as well as a physical activity coordinator, performance analyst, health advisor, sports development officer, personal trainer, exercise referral specialist; or after further training, a teacher in educational settings or a researcher. Professional Bodies This course is endorsed by The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), BUES (BASES Undergraduate Endorsement Scheme). Reflecting our commitment to equipping you with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to effectively transition into roles in the sector, this course is endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)†. This enables you to gain industry-recognised standards and qualifications – including Gym Instructor, Personal Trainer, and Working with People with long-term conditions – that are recognised by major employers in the sector aligned to your degree. † On successful completion of the course, you’ll be eligible to apply for CIMSPA graduate membership, at your own expense. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


This is a common first year, comprising: • Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport and Exercise • Foundations of Bioenergetics Metabolism and Nutrition • Foundations of Biomechanics for Sport and Exercise • Foundations of Psychology for Sport and Exercise • Foundations of Coaching • Research Methods 1. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

You'll be taught through seminars, group work, practical experience, tutorials, independent study, and lectures. Assessment will include of coursework, practice/competency-based learning, and examinations. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences
  • The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent. If you have alternative qualifications or do not meet the IELTS requirement we also offer a range of Pre-Sessional English Programmes (

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Sport and Exercise Science at University of Huddersfield - UCAS