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Sport and Exercise Sciences (Hons), B.Sc.

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  • 36 months
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Benefit from industry-standard scientific technology as you explore all aspects of human performance through sport. Focus on practical, work-based learning. Develop the skills you need to become a sport and exercise scientist within a rapidly growing industry with the Sport and Exercise Sciences (Hons) course from Hartpury College.
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You’ll benefit from our excellent sports facilities as you put into practice what you learn, managing athlete health, fitness, strength and power levels to maximise their potential. This is a fast-growing industry with plenty of opportunities to apply your skills.

During your time with us you’ll learn from lecturers who are also industry professionals, whether that’s in biomechanics, physiology or psychology. You could also have the chance to work alongside one of our competing sports teams or elite-level athletes on campus.

Your first year of the Sport and Exercise Sciences (Hons) course from Hartpury College will give you theoretical understanding of a range of subjects. You’ll examine and understand the science behind the fascinating areas of the mechanics of movement, sports psychology, health and exercise. As you progress through the course you’ll be able to tailor your studies towards what you want to do when you graduate.

From your second year you’ll take a more hands-on approach, focusing on industry techniques to get you ready for employment. You’ll make the most of our professional-style sports campus, learning in our human performance laboratory and biomechanics area as part of our new Sports academy developments. You’ll get hands-on with sports people and specialist equipment, bringing together everything you’ve learnt to make a real difference to the sportspeople you’re working with.

Industry opportunities

You’ll have lots of opportunities to gain experience outside of your course, from working in sports clubs to private and public healthcare facilities. You will also have opportunities to work with schoolchildren, helping to tackle obesity and promote healthy living as part of the Hartlinx project. 

You’ll be encouraged to complete ISAK* training to better understand human growth, exercise, performance and nutrition. You could also volunteer with our sports teams and athletes through our on-site Sports Academy. BASES** student membership is also free as part of this course.

Graduate destinations

Sport, health and exercise science is an exciting and expanding industry with a wealth of opportunities. A Sport and Exercise Science graduate could expect to gain employment within professional or amateur sport, as well as with the NHS or in private healthcare, as an:

  • Analyst
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Health and lifestyle adviser

Sport and Exercise Science graduates are also able to progress onto postgraduate study.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Part-time study options available.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Functional Anatomy and Sports Biomechanics 
  • Introduction to Exercise Physiology 
  • Academic Skills for Sport 
  • Introduction to Sports and Exercise Psychology 
  • Skills Acquisition 
  • Introduction to Sports Coaching 
  • Sport Development and Leadership 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • GCSE - A minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded) or equivalent, to include English Language and Mathematics. 
  • A Level - Typical offer is BBC or equivalent. This must include a minimum of two A Levels including one in a Biological Science, Sports Studies or PE subject.
  • Vocational award - Typical offer is a DMM in an Extended Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject.
  • We welcome students with equivalent qualifications, including Access and the International Baccalaureate.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Gloucester

  • 824 - 1570 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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