BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science 5A8R

    Course Overview

    Duration: Three years full-time
  • Our BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree programme is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

    Home to a world-class sports centre and dedicated sports science laboratory, the University of St Mark & St John is widely commended for the quality of its sports science programmes. This inspiring, varied course allows students to explore the impact of sport and exercise science on optimising athletes’ performance in competitive sport and exercise. It addresses the importance of sport and exercise scientists in the preparation of athletes for the competitive environment. It looks specifically at how they can have an significant impact on maximising performance outcomes, highlighting just how rewarding a sports science career can be.

    Using the sciences of sport and exercise physiology, psychology, biomechanics and technique analysis in conjunction with sports coaches, the course prepares sport and exercise graduates to work effectively in this challenging and demanding performance industry.

    As a student on the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science course you will learn the professional skills associated with being a sport and exercise scientist, academic skills specific to sport and exercise in relation to research, how data from research influences athletes’ performance, how sport scientists work with clients, athletes and coaches, how to assess the needs and demands of the client. You will also gain experience of laboratory and field-based practice, protocols and equipment. This wide-ranging and varied course provides students with a hands-on learning experience and all the equipment and facilities necessary to put theory into valuable practice.



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You will take six modules each year.

1st Year
  • Human Movement, Technique Analysis & Biomechanics*
  • Sport, Exercise & Health Psychology*
  • Sport Physiology & Anatomy*
  • Personal & Professional Skills in Sport & Exercise*
  • Sports Coaching & Leadership*
  • Sport & Exercise Conditioning Principles*



2nd Year
  • Work Based Learning*
  • Research Analysis in Sport, Exercise & Health Science*
  • Performance Analysis in Sport & Exercise*
  • Sport & Exercise Psychology*
  • Sports Physiology*
  • Sport & Exercise Conditioning Principles*


3rd Year
  • Honours project*
  • Applying Sports Psychology and/or Performance Psychology
  • Performance and/or Injury Biomechanics
  • Environmental and/or Performance Physiology
  • Applied Interdisciplinary Sport & Exercise Science
  • Children's Exercise
  • Rehabilitative Conditioning

Entry Requirements & Fees

Career Opportunities

There are a wide range of reqarding jobs available for graduates. Previously students have progressed to careers in the NHS, local governement, eduction and the armed forces. Postgraduate studies in health and exercise, nutrition and education have also been pursued.

Current Students


Course Leader

The course is run by a team of industry experts with a wealth of experience and research specialisms: Lance Doggart, Melissa Coyle, Caroline Westwood and Chris Smietanka. The team is there to support and encourage students at every step of their journey.