University of Hertfordshire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sport and Exercise Science

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Course summary

This is a multifaceted degree concerned with the study and application of scientific aspects of sport and exercise. With this degree you gain an in-depth understanding of key aspects such as physiology, anatomy, psychology, biomechanics, sports performance, biochemistry, nutrition, strength and conditioning and biochemistry. You study the theoretical aspects of sport and exercise and apply your knowledge through practical classes and applied research. The emphasis is not only on understanding and improving individuals’ and/or teams’ sporting performance, but also on the role of exercise in health and well-being. You can be actively involved with our staff gaining valuable analytical, practical and personal skills which reinforce learning and significantly add value to employability prospects. Some examples include an ongoing arrangement with sports nutrition manufacturer Hi-5 to test the effectiveness of their products on endurance performance; support work for world-champion tri-athletes, cyclists, polar explorers, golfers, and English National Ballet dancers; and research programmes that relate to the psychological benefits of dog-walking, professional practice in sport psychology. All students on this degree get the chance to complete: A certificated Emergency First Aid at Work course; A Certified Fitness Instructor course; A Personal Training Certificate (a REP's level 3 qualification); and a ACSM Health Fitness Specialist course. Students can also study for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) fitness instructor's course, which can help you gain valuable work experience in a gym while you are studying.

Course details

Professional bodies

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

  • British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band or equivalent

Unistats information

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93%
Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sport and Exercise Science at University of Hertfordshire - UCAS