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Course summary

This course includes a placement year carried out between years 2 and 3. The Brunel Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences BSc is designed for students interested in learning how sports science can be used to optimise athletic development, sport performance, as well as how it enhances health and wellbeing. You’ll learn how the human body works on physiological, biomechanical and psychological levels and how to apply this knowledge to training methods, mental techniques and nutritional strategies that enable people to consistently perform at the upper ranges of their abilities. Crucially, you’ll gain insight into how the mind and body respond to the demands of sport and exercise and how they react under intense conditions such as strenuous physical activity or competition. Your studies will be supported by some of the best teaching and sports facilities in the UK that include our:

  • state-of-the-art physiology, biomechanics and psychology laboratories
  • world-class indoor athletics centre
  • international-standard 400m six-lane athletics track with full field event facilities
  • large indoor netball hall
  • multi-use sports centre equipped with squash, basketball and netball courts, as well as a superb climbing wall
  • members-only fitness suite featuring treadmills, cycles and rowing machines
  • a weight-training area with free and fixed weights
  • grass and third-generation (3G) all-weather pitches
  • outdoor tennis courts.
You'll also have the opportunity to carry out a placement as part of your degree, giving you the experience to create a stand-out CV. This Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences BSc with Placement gives you the chance to carry out a one-year placement between years two and three, as part of a four-year degree. This course is endorsed by The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). 


Year 1 Compulsory Modules

  • Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Biomechanics
  • Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Introduction to the Psychology of Sport and Exercise
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing
  • Physical Education Policy and Pedagogy
  • Sport Development Issues and Policy
Year 2 Compulsory Modules
  • The Application of Sport Science to Coaching: Working with Individuals
  • Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • Developing Research Methods and Data Analysis Skills
  • Graduate and Transferable Skills
  • Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing in the Life Course
  • Physiology of Sport and Exercise
  • The Psychology of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity: Theory and Application
Year 3
  • Placement year
Year 4 Compulsory Modules
  • Employability and Professional Development
  • Issues in Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing in the Life Course
  • Advanced Research Methods and Data Analysis: Final Year Project
Optional Modules
  • Advanced Biomechanics of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity
  • The Application of Sport Science to Coaching: Working with Teams
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
- Physiological Limitations to Human Performance

Assessment method

We assess modules through a combination of critical reviews, lab reports, case studies, presentations, and exams. You'll also complete an e-portfolio that will promote your personal and professional development and enhance your digital literacy. And, in your final year, you'll write a dissertation.

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

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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

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)90with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic59with a minimum of 59 in all subscores

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £21260* 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 £21260* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences with Placement at Brunel University London - UCAS