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Course summary

Are you passionate about sport and fascinated by the science behind it? Are you driven to make a difference through sport and exercise? From boosting the performance of elite athletes to improving the quality of day-to-day life for the elderly, studying the Sport and Exercise Science BSc at Kent gives you the knowledge and experience needed to apply these skills in a fast-paced field. Our lecturers have vast research and applied experience in sports and exercise training, physiology, nutrition, biomechanics and psychology. Working with experts ensures you gain a good mix of theoretical knowledge and hands-on practice, in our first-class facilities and in the local community. We offer module options and placement opportunities which allow you to specialise and work towards your career goals and increase your employability. Reasons to study Sport at Kent

  • Our lecturers have top-level experience in their fields, having worked with the England Football team and Olympians, Science in Sport and Team Sky, as well as links with sports clubs and companies, the NHS and many sporting bodies.
  • Our excellent facilities enhance your learning experience with hands-on practice in our laboratories and custom-built teaching spaces. Our public clinics provide the opportunity for applied real-world experience supporting athletes and the public.
  • Overlooking the historic city of Canterbury, our beautiful campus has an outstanding sports centre, gym, outdoor pitches, indoor and outdoor tennis and netball courts as well as more than 60 sports societies
  • The programme is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)
  • If you are already competing at county level or equivalent (at least), you can apply for a sports scholarship from the University.
  • Sports Science at Kent scored 88% overall in The Complete University Guide 2023.
What you’ll learn
  • You will develop a knowledge of anatomical and physiological principles, the human response to exercise and a theoretical basis of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • As you progress with your degree, you can select optional modules in nutrition, sport and exercise psychology, massage techniques, case study work around specialised issues in sport and exercise, or an industry placement. There is also an option of completing a year in industry. There are other opportunities for experience working with us on community engagement projects (e.g. outreach work in schools).


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C602
Institution code:
K24
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

Please visit our website for further information:

https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/how-to-apply/english-language-requirements.html


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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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 £22700 Year 1
International £22700 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see the programme page at www.kent.ac.uk for further information on fees and funding options. Please be aware that if the Government permits, the UK fee quoted may increase in line with inflation. Full-time fees for 2024/25 for international students are £22,700 for laboratory programmes and £18,600 for non-laboratory programmes
Sport and Exercise Science at University of Kent - UCAS