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Course summary

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  • Transform people’s health through physical activity, exercise and cutting-edge treatments
  • Take part in groundbreaking studies to combat diseases and long-term conditions
  • Access state-of-the-art equipment at world-leading venues such as the UK Sports Institute
  • Apply practical skills and knowledge in exciting real-world projects and placements
  • Learn from expert researchers who work with elite athletes, sport organisations and governing bodies.
Discover how physical activity can change lives with our BSc (Hons) Physical Activity, Sport, and Health course while elevating your professional profile with expert understanding and real-world skills. You will learn from staff who are active in consultancy for physical activity and rehabilitation projects while elevating your professional profile with expert understanding and real-world skills. 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. We believe in the power of hands-on engagement – that's why you will have plenty of opportunities to work directly with community groups and clients who have health conditions. You’ll have access to industry experts who are actively shaping the athletic landscape. Our teachers and staff engage directly with elite-level athletes and organisations, providing you with invaluable connections and insights at the forefront of change. You’ll learn to combat diseases and long-term conditions through the fusion of study and immersive, practical experiences. The topics you will explore range from the impact of sport and physical activity to health promotion, exercise prescription, public health and optimising wellbeing. You’ll contribute towards the transformative power of physical activity – learning the art of designing and executing dynamic physical activity programmes that can change people's lives. You’ll have the chance to innovate and make a lasting impact, helping to shape a healthier and more vibrant future for individuals and communities alike. Applied learning Work placements You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement (25 weeks minimum) or multiple placements between your second and final years. This gives you valuable work experience to prepare you for your future career and allows you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV. You’ll also take on a mandatory short placement (minimum of 120 hours) at the end of your second year of study to further reinforce the critical role of learning through working. Field trips On field trips you will be able to understand how your learning is applied first-hand to real-world situations, gaining valuable insight into working practice. Previous field trips have included visiting the Advanced Wellness Research Centre. Networking opportunities Your employability is enhanced by the involvement of employers and industry partners – from the real-world projects you complete to the opportunities to build networks at careers fairs and workshops. We invite specialist industry experts to deliver guest lectures and share context-specific examples of the knowledge, skills and behaviours you will need. And our ties to various sporting organisations and facilities both locally and nationally will give you superb opportunities to gain industry connections as you prepare for your career.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information. Year 1 Compulsory modules Coaching Sport And Physical Activity Scientific Principles For Health Scientific Principles For Sport The Impact Of Sport And Physical Activity Year 2 Compulsory modules Living Well With Long-Term Health Conditions Optimising Wellbeing Physical Activity And Public Health Elective modules Alternative Physical Activities Analysis Of Sport And Games Event Management For Sport And Physical Activity Sport As A Tool For Social Change 20 Coursework Sports Club Development Sports Facility Management Simulation Technology For Sport And Physical Activity Testing And Analysis In Sport And Physical Activity Year 3 Optional modules Placement Year Final year Compulsory modules Exercise For Rehabilitation And Management Of Health Independent Project In Sport And Physical Activity Elective modules Approaches To Talent Development Coach Education And Development Economics And Finance Of Sport Entrepreneurship And Innovation For Sport And Physical Activity Innovative Practical Pedagogy Major Sport Events Nutrition For Sport And Physical Activity Performance Analysis Of Sport Programming And Prescription Of Training In Sport And Physical Activity Psychology Of Sport And Exercise Sport And The Media Sport, Brands And Culture Sport Data Analytics Sport Injury Sport Journalism Teaching As A Profession

Assessment method

Coursework Practical

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Please note that this information is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Please click the following link to find out more about English language requirements for this course

Unistats information

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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 £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Physical Activity, Sport and Health at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS