Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Dual Degree) at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

Course summary

Overview If you see yourself turning your passion for sport and exercise into an exciting global career, this BSc (Hons) Sport, Health, and Exercise Sciences dual degree course is for you. Based in Portsmouth and Perth, Western Australia, you'll explore areas such as sports psychology, biomechanics and exercise physiology, and develop skills to help everyone – from elite athletes looking to set new records to those who play sports for fun – get the most out of exercise. You'll experience another culture, get access to further expertise and high-tech equipment, and gain an international perspective that will help set you apart when you embark on your career.

  • Build practical experience using industry-standard tech in our labs, including an immersion pool and swimming flume, motion capture systems and climatic chambers for manipulating temperature, humidity and altitude – one at sub-zero temperatures for polar preparation
  • Explore new aspects of sport and exercise science while studying in Australia, such as clinical and rehabilitation techniques essential for careers in healthcare
  • Be able to get specialist qualifications that match your career aspirations in areas such as first aid, coaching and gym instruction
  • Put what you learn into practice using links to local sports and healthcare providers
  • Learn from expert staff who are actively engaged in research projects that inform the future of sport and exercise science
What is a dual degree? When you graduate, you'll have 2 degrees:
  • BSc (Hons) Sport, Health, and Exercise Sciences from the University of Portsmouth
  • BSc International Exercise and Sports Science from Edith Cowan University
Advantages of dual degrees This course is a dual degree (also known as a double degree). Dual degrees allow you to achieve 2 degrees in 3.5 or 4 years rather than 6 years. You'll benefit from a global education experience and the high-calibre teaching expertise, latest research and modern facilities at 2 universities. You'll also develop a more comprehensive knowledge of global sport and exercise science than on a single degree and gain an understanding of different cultures, which will help you work more effectively with people from different backgrounds. All of this will help you stand out in a competitive job market after you graduate. Location - Portsmouth and Perth, Australia You'll be based in Portsmouth in years 1 and 2, and for 6 months at the end of the course. You'll spend year 3 in Perth, Western Australia at Edith Cowan University. You'll get support with travel arrangements, visas, finding accommodation and accessing loans and other funding that can help pay for your study and living costs when you're in Australia. Careers and opportunities A report by The Physiological Society found that over the course of their careers, sport and exercise science graduates earn on average £667,000 more than their non-graduate peers. What's more, the experience you gain during your year at Edith Cowan University in Australia will be invaluable to your employment prospects. As part of this thriving industry, you'll have the skills to develop and rehabilitate athletes of all ages, or take a non-scientific career route such as teaching, sports journalism, sports marketing or advertising. You could also study sport, health and exercise science further at postgraduate level, such as with our Sports Performance MSc or Human and Applied Physiology MSc. Sport, health and exercise science work experience This course includes a work-based learning core module. You'll complete 20 hours of work experience across a range of industry sectors related to sport, health and exercise science, with direct mentorship from academic members of staff. You'll get to see a range of career journey presentations from alumni and subject experts and we'll use these links to encourage work based activities across the sectors of sport, health and exercise science.


Year 1: You'll study at Portsmouth in year 1. Core modules in this year include:

  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Biomechanics (40 credits)
  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Physiology (40 credits)
  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology (40 credits)
There are no optional modules in this year. Year 2: You'll study at Portsmouth in year 2. Core modules in this year include:
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology (20 credits)
  • Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise (20 credits)
  • Psychology of Sport and Exercise (20 credits)
  • Work-Based Learning (Shes Dual Award) (20 credits)
Optional modules in this year include:
  • Exercise As Preventive Medicine (20 credits)
  • Exercise in Different Environments (20 credits)
  • Nutrition for Sport, Exercise and Health (20 credits)
  • Principles of Performance Analysis (20 credits)
  • Principles of Skill Acquisition (20 credits)
  • Strength and Conditioning for Sport, Exercise and Health (20 credits)
Year 3: You'll study at Edith Cowan University in year 3. Core modules in this year include:
  • Conditioning for Team Sport Athletes (15 credits)
  • Exercise Rehabilitation (15 credits)
  • Lifespan Growth and Development (15 credits)
  • Motor Learning and Control (15 credits)
  • Sports Injury Prevention and Management (15 credits)
  • Statistical Research Methods (15 credits)
Optional modules in this year include:
  • Advanced Resistance Training (15 credits)
  • Exercise Delivery (15 credits)
  • Performance Analysis and Player Monitoring (15 credits)
Year 4: You'll study at Portsmouth in year 4. Core modules in this year include:
  • Project (40 credits)
Optional modules in this year include:
  • Advanced Sports Nutrition (20 credits)
  • Advanced Strength and Conditioning (20 credits)
  • Applications of Exercise Physiology (20 credits)
  • Applications of Sport and Exercise Psychology (20 credits)
  • Applied Skill Acquisition (20 credits)
  • Biomechanics in Practice (20 credits)
  • Biopsychosocial Approaches to Physical Activity and Health Promotion (20 credits)
  • Environmental Physiology (20 credits)
  • Exercise Medicine and Rehabilitation (20 credits)
  • Practical Applications of Performance Analysis (20 credits)
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, course content is revised and regularly reviewed. This may result in changes being made in order to reflect developments in research, learning from practice and changes in policy at both national and local levels.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through:

  • Practical assessments
  • Client reports
  • Video submissions
  • Blogs
  • Infographics
  • Essays
  • Portfolios
  • Presentations
  • Exams
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 all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application codes

Course code:
Institution code:
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:

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)English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Student Outcomes

Operated by the Office for Students
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

**Undergraduate fees for 2024 entry will be available shortly.** For more information about fees, go to
Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Dual Degree) at University of Portsmouth - UCAS