University of Brighton

This course is one of the best-established sport science degrees in the UK and retains a leading reputation for its innovative approach to learning as well as its provision of resources and facilities.

The course and the laboratories you will use are both accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and facilities include a thermal chamber, physiology labs, biochemical analysis labs, an altitude chamber and a biomechanics laboratory. You’ll also have access to our brand new strength and conditioning suite.

Learning in small class sizes, you’ll gain expert knowledge of the effects of sport and exercise on the human body and have plenty of hands-on opportunities to improve your lab skills. You’ll work on consultancy projects with clients to solve real problems. Previous students have worked on projects including a fire instructor health study, Brighton Marathon heart study and a new cancer rehabilitation programme.

In your final year you can choose to complete a period of professional experience with one of our partners, including top teams and international sports initiatives, as well as local organisations such as the Sussex County Cricket Club and Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club. You’ll benefit from course staff who are easily accessible and world leaders in sport research, including Professor Yannis Pitsiladis, one of the leading scientists for the World Anti-Doping Agency.

This course offers the chance to specialise. Depending on option modules chosen, you will graduate with Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons) or one of the following awards.

  • Sport and Exercise Science with PE
  • Sport and Exercise Science with Nutrition
  • Sport Science
  • Exercise and Health Science

We are one of just 10 institutions nationally, selected by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), to become a CIMSPA Higher Education Partner. We are part of their pilot programme to develop CIMSPA endorsed and quality assured degree programmes to improve students’ employment prospects. The partnership also offers many benefits for students studying this course.

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