• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
An active lifestyle has significant health benefits, with growing recognition of these benefits fuelling an increasing demand for professionals across the sport and health industry. This innovative (Hons) Sport, Physical Activity and Health programme from Manchester Metropolitan University is designed to fulfil that workforce need.
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Focusing on promoting active lifestyles from cradle to grave, our Sport, Physical Activity and Health degree offers a multidisciplinary approach by addressing real-world sport, health and activity challenges. You’ll explore the key theories and concepts in sport, physical activity and health, and also develop the practical, transferable skills needed in the workplace through a curriculum that is fully informed by employer needs.

The (Hons) Sport, Physical Activity and Health programme from Manchester Metropolitan University also offers the chance to spend a year putting your knowledge to the test and gaining vital experience, by going on a placement in the sports/health sector or taking on short-term placements. By the time you graduate, you should have all the skills you’ll need to kick-start your career in the sport and health industry.


The UK is in what has been called the decade of sport, with a host of major international events including Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games as well as many world championship competitions. This will continue to fuel opportunities for employment across the broad spectrum of the sport sector.

There has also been a significant shift in the way exercise and sport are seen as vehicles for improving the health and wellbeing of the population. This will generate a range of new graduate employment opportunities for which our courses offer first-class preparation.

There are various career paths for graduates of our Sport, Physical Activity and Health programme within sport governing bodies, clubs, organisations, schools, research centres, academic institutions, as well as hospitals and medical centres specialising in health, fitness and rehabilitation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      4 years sandwich

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • My Career
  • The Human Body
  • Human Movement and Play
  • Social Aspects of Physical Activity
  • Methods of Enquiry
  • Working in Sport and Physical Activity

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • A Level: 104 points from 2 to 3 A Levels (Grades BCC-BBC) or acceptable alternatives eg BTEC Extended Certificate, BTEC National Diploma, BTEC National Extended Diploma at Level 3 (Grades DMM).
Specific GCSE requirements
  • GCSE grade C or grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics.  Level 2 Functional Skills English and Mathematics also accepted.
Non Tariffed Qualifications
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 106 UCAS tariff points.
International Baccalaureate points
  • 26 IB Pts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 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 Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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