What will I learn?

**You’ll use cutting-edge sport and exercise science to succeed in the industry whether that’s maximising the performance of athletes or improving the health and wellbeing of the community.**In the first year of your degree you will cover the fundamental principles of sport and exercise science including physiology, research, coaching and biomechanics, providing you with a broad foundation of understanding to further develop and build upon in years 2 and 3.In year 2 you will have the option to complete this degree in one of two ways, you can either remain on the broad-based sport and exercise science course, or you can choose our optional pathway which will allow you to focus on the specialist area of strength and conditioning.Whichever route you take through your sport and exercise science degree, upon completion, you will be ideally placed for graduate employment or postgraduate study.Working in sport, and within a healthcare context, you'll use our first-class facilities for analysing sporting performance – and you'll develop a critical understanding of key areas in sport and exercise science, such as physiology, psychology, and biomechanics.We’ve invested over half a million pounds on updating and building new sport and exercise laboratories, to provide state-of-the-art facilities for your learning.The BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science course is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise (BASES), this does not currently include the new strength and conditioning pathway.On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science. Should you successfully complete your study via our Strength and Conditioning pathway, then we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Strength and Conditioning).**Course content** Throughout this course, your practical skills will be developed by working in both laboratory and field settings, and by using our first-class facilities to plan, design and carry out analysis and interpretation of human performance.There will also be the opportunity to work in our student-led clinic, under the supervision of BASES-accredited staff. You will develop your interpersonal skills through working with real athletes and with individuals in a health care context or community setting – all so that you can communicate eloquently, both verbally and in writing.Year 1 will begin by developing your research skills in sport and exercise. We’ll introduce physiology biomechanics and nutrition, the psychology of sport and exercise, and look at coaching and teaching in sport.Year 2 topics include research and graduate employability in sport and exercise, advanced sport and exercise psychology, physiological assessment and intervention, as well as biomechanics and kinesiology. Students on our optional strength and conditioning pathway will also cover principles of strength and conditioning and performance lifestyle.In addition to focusing on personal and professional development in sport and exercise (which allows you to do an independent project), Year 3 of our broad based degree provides a choice of core and sports option modules to help tailor your expertise,. Those students who have chosen to focus their interest on strength and conditioning will study specialised modules in this area.

Which department am I in?

Life Sciences and Education

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,000.00 (US$ 18,975) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022


Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)

College Road,


ST4 2DE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

ACT composite score of 23 or above. IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each component or an equivalent approved qualification.

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


About Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University is an outstanding choice for students who prioritise teaching excellence.

  • Shortlisted for University of the Year (THE 2020)
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  • High investment in new, cutting-edge facilities
  • 78% of research rated as world leading

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