Applied Sport and Exercise Performance at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

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Course summary

Overview Whether you’re interested in analysing and optimising sports performance through individual and community engagement, or at international and elite-level, this course will give you the skills you need and will deepen your knowledge of the physiology, psychology, performance analysis and biomechanics of sport. On this MSc course, you'll learn the biomechanics, physiology and psychology that underpins performance enhancement. You'll develop applied techniques, practical skills and research expertise which show how scientific support can be integrated into the world of top-level sport. The UK is Europe’s leading market for sport and sports tech with sport and physical activity contributing £39 billion to the UK’s economy. The global sports market is expected to reach $707.84 billion in 2026. The UK’s globally renowned sporting events provide many career opportunities and we’ll provide the expertise and support that will enable you to pursue a career in sports performance with professional sports clubs, national sports organisations and private clinics, or develop your own professional practice. During your studies, you can choose to work toward British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accreditation as a sport and exercise scientist. What you'll experience On this course, you'll:

  • Develop an interdisciplinary approach to enhancing and maintaining sports performance and understanding the techniques used to measure team and individual performanc
  • Develop an interdisciplinary approach to enhancing and maintaining sports performance and understanding the techniques used to measure team and individual performanc
  • Use your laboratory and field-based skills to conduct multidisciplinary analysis of athlete performance including notational systems, performance profiling, assessing physiological determinants of performance and motion capture
  • Learn to communicate with clients in a professional and approachable style
  • Study key topics in high-growth employment areas like sports biomechanics and performance analysis
  • Use our professional facilities in biomechanics, physiology, psychology and performance testing
  • Benefit from our outstanding new Ravelin Sports Centre, designed to be one of the UK’s most sustainable sports facilities
Careers and opportunities When you graduate, you'll be qualified for a career in areas such as teaching, sports development, science support and the health and fitness sectors. This course will also give you the theoretical basis for further academic research – you could go on to do a ProfDoc in Sport Exercise and Health Science or Sport and Exercise Psychology. What can you do with a Applied Sport and Exercise Performance degree? Career opportunities include:
  • Fitness and Health Manager
  • Sports Physiologist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Performance Analyst
  • Sports Coach
  • Sports Physiologist
  • Wellbeing Personal Trainer
Our previous graduates have gone on to work for organisations including:
  • Wellbeing Personal Trainer
  • Nuffield Health
  • English Institute of Sport
We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

Modules

Core modules (full-time) this year include:

  • Applied Performance Analysis
  • Applied Sports Biomechanics
  • Applied Sports Physiology
  • Applied Sports Psychology
  • MSc Research Development and Practice
See our course page for the part-time course modules. We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry. If a module doesn't run, we'll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through practical and written exams, laboratory reports, role plays, presentations, projects. You'll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on practice and formal assessments, so you can improve in the future.


Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants who hold a non-related degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For those who do not hold a degree or relevant professional qualification, extensive experience together with evidence of scholarly ability will be required.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.5.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 176 with no component score less than 176.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 176 with no component score less than 176.
TOEFL (iBT)9191 with a minimum of 24 in Reading, 23 in Listening, 25 in Speaking and 24 in Writing.
PTE Academic61An overall score of 61 with a minimum of 61 in each skill.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £3470 Year 1
England £3470 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3470 Year 1
Scotland £3470 Year 1
Wales £3470 Year 1
Channel Islands £3470 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £3470 Year 1
International £5730 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship. Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation.
Applied Sport and Exercise Performance at University of Portsmouth - UCAS