University of Hull

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sport and Exercise Science

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Course summary

Why study at Hull? First, your work placement is already built into your degree. So you get to apply the scientific theory of physiology, psychology and biomechanics with hands-on experience. You can tap into our close links with Hull City, Hull KR and Hull FC: all three clubs have former Hull students working for them. Plus the NHS, City Health Care Partnership, First Step Sport, Body Type Nutrition, Hull Sport and many local schools. And, of course, our partners Team GB – more on them later… Second, you’ve got some of the best facilities in the industry on your doorstep. Like our Health and Human Performance Lab, Environmental Chamber and Exercise Physiology Labs. And then there’s our new £16-million sports centre, and the opportunity to join one or more of the 50 Athletic Union clubs run by the students’ union. Third, you join a university that invests in your potential. Each year, we award scholarships on our Talented Athlete Programme. As well as a cash award, you get personal support to suit you and your sport. Fourth, you learn from tutors who work with both elite-level sports performers and NHS patients. As well as FIFA, the International Olympic Committee and the World AntiDoping Agency. And fifth – the big one – you join the only university in the UK to have an official partnership with Team GB. What does that mean for you? It means opportunities you can’t get anywhere else. Elite athletes and industry experts giving guest lectures and seminars, possible internships, and more. Plus in your final year, you get to decide what you want to study. You can follow your passions and interests in psychology, biomechanics, physiology or nutrition and choose whether you want to focus on health and exercise, or sports and performance. Add it all up, and you’ll leave here a well-rounded sports graduate with standout industry experience. Just what you need to pursue a truly rewarding career. Official Team GB partners Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it. What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership. We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else. Find out more at

Course details


Year 1 Core modules Applied Human Physiology Principles of Anatomy and Biomechanics Preparation for Learning in Sport, Health and Exercise Science Sport, Health and Exercise Psychology Challenges Faced with Sport, Health and Exercise Science Conducting Science in Sport, Health and Exercise Science Year 2 Core modules Social Psychology of Sport, Health and Exercise Sport Physiology Analysis of Human Movement Exercise Testing and Prescription for Health Professional Standards within Sport, Health and Exercise Science Research Methods Year 3 Core modules Dissertation Professional Practice in Sport, Health and Exercise Science Optional modules Exercise Prescription in Health and Disease Contemporary Issues in Health and Exercise Psychology Sport Performance and Injury Prevention Nutrition in Sport and Exercise Applied Psychology in Sport Science Training and Performance in Extreme Environments Nutrition in a Specialist Sporting Population Biomechanics in Health and Clinical Practice All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree. Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests. Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work. Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit
Institution's Own Test60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £18300 Year 1

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