Applied Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)


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caption: Applied Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)If you are excited by the prospect of learning how to work with elite athletes to enhance their performance, or interested in improving the health of the nation, then this Applied Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons) course is for you.

With an emphasis on science, you will learn about psychology, physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, strength and conditioning and performance analysis, to enable you to give future sports people the winning edge. You will also cover health-based modules to qualify you for public health roles in which you could be tackling issues such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

There is a practical focus to applied sport science, so you will spend time getting to grips with specialist laboratory equipment in our £30 million sport and teaching facility, Sport Central.

BASES endorsed logoThe course is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) which is the UK’s professional body for those with an interest in sport and exercise.

By studying sport and exercise science, you will be following in the footsteps of some illustrious sporting greats, including Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton, double Commonwealth champion swimmer Chris Cook and rugby union player Jamie Noon.

 95% student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey (2015)

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FacilitiesDescribed as some of the best campus sport facilities in the country and rated Top 5 in the country by the recent Times Higher Educations Student Experience Survey 2014. We boast facilities for teaching & learning that rival any in the world. Predominantly housed in Sport Central, a new £30 million pound purpose-built sports building. 


Discover MoreNorthumbria is ranked in the top 30 for excellence in sport and exercise science research power, making it the best rated university in the North East in this discipline (REF 2014).

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Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location Northumberland Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2016

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