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Course summary

Why this course?

  • Ranked in the top 5 universities in London for Sports Science (Guardian University Guide 2024).
  • Ranked 4th in the UK for graduate prospects in Sports Science (Times Good University Guide 2024).
  • Give your career a head-start though the option of a one –year work placement after year two.
  • Develop the skills and knowledge required to become a CIMPSA qualified level 2 gym instructor and level 3 personal trainer.
  • Silver in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.
  • Learn in our state–of-the-art physiology and biomechanics laboratories.
  • We have partnerships with a number of leading sports organisations , including Crystal Palace FC, the Lawn Tennis Association, Fulham FC, Hercules Wimbledon Athletics Club, schools and coaching agencies.
About this course: Study the real-life applications of sport and exercise science in a changing society at Roehampton, alongside developing interpersonal and professional skills for future careers. Explore the science behind how to optimise athletic performance, prevent injuries, improve wellbeing and help athletes with recovery. Skills: This course will introduce you to the world of sports and exercise and give you a comprehensive overview of an ever-growing industry. The field of Sport and Exercise Science encompasses three fundamental disciplines:
  • Physiology - Delving into the intricacies of bodily functions.
  • Biomechanics - Unravelling the mechanics of movement and underlying forces.
  • Psychology - Exploring the impact of thoughts on behaviour.
You will study the latest developments in the field, develop skills in providing sport science support, and have the option of completing a Work Place Learning modules giving you hands-on vocational experience as part of your degree. This course has been designed to equip you to meet the necessary requirements for two Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) accredited qualification; Level 2 gym instructor and Level 3 personal trainer. These are industry recognised qualifications that you will have the option to apply for following completion of the necessary modules within the course. Career Opportunities You could go on to work in a wide range of roles in sports & exercise industries, including:
  • Personal training
  • Sports science support
  • Performance analysis
  • Coaching
  • Sports development
  • Sports administration
  • Sports psychologist
Having developed scientific, analytical and employability skills you will also be able to apply for general graduate level jobs in a wide range of fields outside the sport & exercise industry. You could also continue onto postgraduate study (e.g. PhD, MSc, PGCE) and begin an academic, research, or teaching career.


Examples include: Principles of Human Nutrition, Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology, Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology, Survival Skills, Biomechanical Analysis of Movement, Good Science.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with a minimum of 5.5 in each band
TOEFL (iBT)80with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20
PTE Academic59with no less than 59 in any band
Cambridge English AdvancedCgrade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band

We may accept other high school English qualifications if you are applying for an undergraduate degree. Please contact us at [email protected] to clarify.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

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Please note the fee amounts listed are from 2023. In some cases fees will increase for the following year.
Sport and Exercise Sciences at University of Roehampton - UCAS