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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of how scientific methods can be used in sport, exercise, and health.
  • Explore a range of sport and exercise science theories and concepts.
  • Develop important laboratory skills in physiology, psychology and biomechanics.
  • Have the opportunity to work abroad – with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.
Work with well-known sporting organisations and examine how the disciplines of scientific research can be used to improve the performance of athletes. You’ll explore how important physical activity and exercise are for a healthy lifestyle in different populations. Performance analysis, strength and conditioning are all areas with growing career opportunities. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. In your foundation year, you will study 4 modules that have been specially designed to prepare you for the degree pathway in your chosen area. The assessments for the course have also been designed with flexibility in mind and allow you to complete assessments on topics that you are interested in and relate closely to your chosen degree pathway. The course is specifically designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes you’ll need for a professional career within sport or the wider employment sector. You learn through
  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • project supervision
  • demonstration
  • practical classes and workshops
  • workshop or studio time
  • field trips
  • external visits
Applied learning Work placements You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Previous students have worked as strength and conditioning coaches, applied sports scientists, cardiac rehabilitation assistants, physical activity referral specialists and as a performance analyst for a professional sports team. Many of our students choose to complete their placement abroad, at a range of sporting organisations around the world.


Year 1 Compulsory modules Contemporary Issues In Health, Sport And Social Care 40 Foundation Project In Health, Sport And Social Care 20 Personal And Professional Skills For Health, Sport And Social Care 40 Elective modules Applied Science For Health, Sport And Social Care 20 Introduction To Social Science For Health, Sport And Social Care 20 Year 2 Compulsory modules Developing Professional Skills In Sport And Physical Activity 20 Foundations Of Applied Physiology And Nutrition For Sport And Exercise 20 Foundations Of Biomechanics In Sport And Exercise 20 Foundations Of Physiology And Nutrition For Physical Activity And Sport 20 Foundations Of Psychology In Sport And Exercise 20 Foundations Of Research In Sport And Physical Activity 20 Year 3 Compulsory modules Applied Professional Development 20 Biomechanics Of Sport And Exercise 20 Physiology And Nutrition Of Sport And Exercise 20 Psychology Of Sport And Exercise 20 Elective modules Enterprise And Innovation 20 Physical Activity And Health 20 Principles Of Conditioning For Sport Performance 20 Sport And Exercise Analysis 20 Year 4 Optional modules Placement Year Final year Compulsory modules Issues In Sport And Physical Activity 20 Project In Sport 40 Elective modules Applied Analysis Of Performance In Sport And Exercise 20 Applied Biomechanics Of Sport And Exercise 20 Applied Physiology And Nutrition Of Sport And Exercise 20 Applied Psychology Of Sport And Exercise 20 Managing Sporting Enterprises 20 Physical Activity Programming For Special Populations 20 Strength And Conditioning For Sport Performance 20

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

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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 £15860 Year 1
International £15860 Year 1

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Sport and Exercise Science with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS