Cardiff Metropolitan University

This one-year course allows eligible medical students to enrol onto the final year of the BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science degree, which focuses on the scientific principles that underpin sports performance as well as the multifaceted health benefits associated with regular exercise and physical activity. You will gain an understanding of the core sport and exercise disciplines of physiology, biomechanics and psychology and explore the interdisciplinary aspects of Sport and Exercise Science. Our BSc programme is accredited by the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences [BASES] and is delivered by internationally renowned researchers who ensure a contemporary and innovative research-lead teaching syllabus. You will also gain applied, practical and research experience in our world-class laboratories and facilities in order to develop your contextual skills in sport and exercise science, fitness testing, exercise prescription & athletic performance settings.

Dedicated module pathways focussing specifically on Sports Performance and/or Exercise & Health are available across each of the core Sport & Exercise disciplines. Available module options are as follows:


  • SSP6000 – Independent Research Project
  • SSP6125 – Interdisciplinary Sport and Exercise Science

Optional – choose three from:

  • SSP6126 – Sports Biomechanics
  • SSP6128 – Physiology of Sport Performance
  • SSP6130 – Sport Psychology
  • SSP6127 – Health and Rehabilitation Biomechanics
  • SSP6129 – Exercise Physiology for Health
  • SSP6131 – Exercise Psychology

Effective learning, teaching and assessment methods underpin the educational aims and the learning outcomes of all of our programmes and modules. Learning and teaching methods may include lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials and practical sessions. Our Virtual Learning Environment is also an integral aspect of the learning package that supports the needs of our students. Lead lectures introduce key topics and concepts, whilst seminars, tutorials, workshops and practical sessions focus on the application of key concepts with the aim of enhancing the student experience and engagement. You will also meet tutors on a one to one basis. As a school, we work hard to provide student-centred learning opportunities that deliver a high quality and flexible learning environment.

For full details visit the Cardiff Metropolitan University website.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have passed, at their first attempt, all of the modules in the intermediate stage of their medical studies. Applicants must also have the approval of their current Medical School.

Closing date

The UCAS ‘Equal Consideration’ deadline is 15 January, however, applications are still considered right up to the start of the programme.