What will I learn?

Develop your knowledge of biomechanics, physiology and psychology. You will understand how humans function in sport, physical activity and health environments.

This degree has three core strands running throughout the course:

  • Biomechanics will explore how humans create and control movement including athletes’ technique
  • Physiology will cover the structure, function, regulation and performance of bodily systems
  • Psychology will examine the role of thoughts, feelings and behaviours in sport and exercise settings

Through these core disciplines you'll apply your knowledge to sports performance and exercise participation and understand the relevance of sport and exercise science to current practice.

Along with the core study of biomechanics, physiology and psychology, examples of other topics you will cover include:

  • biochemistry
  • motor control
  • nutrition and metabolism
  • research methods
  • sports medicine
  • strength and conditioning

In your first year you'll develop your functional anatomy knowledge and link it to basic concepts of biomechanics. You’ll build on your knowledge of human physiology and psychology and their application to sport and exercise. You will develop your skills in research design and statistics.

In your second year you'll advance your knowledge of biomechanics and explore interdisciplinary studies in connection with nutrition and psychology of sport. You’ll apply your biomechanics, physiology and psychology knowledge to sport and exercise medicine, and develop practical skills that relate to sport and exercise science data collection and interpretation.

In the final BSc year you'll design and carry out a year-long research project and study in-depth issues in sport and exercise science. You’ll also be able to tailor your profile towards a specific discipline and choose an area of interdisciplinary study.

Undergraduate master's

A Master in Science (MSci) degree is an integrated undergraduate degree. This degree provides you with an opportunity to deepen and advance your knowledge with an extended dissertation, while gaining a master’s level qualification.

Our innovative and stimulating curriculum builds seamlessly on your prior learning and ensures an integrated transition through master’s level.

Study in an enriched learning environment

You’ll learn from academics with expertise across sport, exercise, health and leisure. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.

Prepare for your future

Graduates from our courses are in demand by a wide range of employers. This includes sport science support, public health, exercise medicine and rehabilitation, sports management, sports coaching and development.

Graduates from our sport, exercise and health courses have gone on to work for:

  • BUPA
  • Cambridge Medical Robotics etc.

Which department am I in?

Health

Study options

Full Time (5 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Start date

3 October 2022

Venue

Main Site

Registry,

Claverton Down Road Claverton Down,

Bath,

Bath And North East Somerset,

BA2 7AY, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Typical Offer: AAB in three A levels including A in Biology and A in Chemistry. Alternative offer: ABB in three A levels including Biology and Chemistry with A in Biology or Chemistry plus one of:grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificategrade B in a Core Mathematics qualification grade B in AS level Mathematics or Statistics (except if you are studying an A level in that subject)If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Bath

A world-class education, where students become innovative future leaders who make a positive impact on society.

  • 6th in Guardian University Guide 2021
  • Based in Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • 30% of the student population is international
  • Four sets of scholarships dedicated to overseas students