BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences

Learn to understand and improve sport performance, study in our state-of-the-art sports and exercise facilities, gain industry experience and kickstart your career in this exciting and growing field.

Sport and Exercise Science is made up of three core disciplines: Physiology (the branch of biology that deals with of how the body functions), Biomechanics (the study of movement of the body and the forces that underpin movement), and Psychology (the study of the mind and behavior). Our Sport and Exercise Sciences degree will give you an in-depth understanding how to apply these sciences to sport and exercise, as well as the opportunity to study other related topics including nutrition and health.

Course details

Study the science behind sport and exercise at Roehampton and learn how to optimise athletic performance, prevent injuries, improve wellbeing and help athletes with recovery.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

University of Roehampton

Course overview

Our enthusiastic tutors and state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment provide lively interactive ways to learn, ensuring you have the best possible experience. We emphasise both theoretical and practical understanding across the range of disciplines, to ensure you have the subject knowledge as well as the ability to apply this practically. Employability skills are a core part of the curriculum, to ensure you become a quality graduate in a strong position to build careers in the sports & exercise industry or beyond.


Entry requirements

Year 1 entry: 112 UCAS points (or equivalent), Foundation Year entry: 48 UCAS points (or equivalent)

We welcome applications from students studying T Levels.

For all courses we also accept a wide range of other qualifications and experience.
Specific entry requirements:

A-level / BTEC (or equivalent qualification) required in a science, sports science, PE or Psychology subject.

GCSE (or equivalent) requirement: Maths Grade C / 4.


You could go on to work in a wide range of roles in sports & exercise industries, including:

  • Personal training
  • Sports science support
  • Performance analysis
  • Coaching
  • Sports development
  • Sports administration


Having developed scientific, analytical and employability skills you will also be in a position to apply for general graduate level jobs in a wide range of fields outside the sport & exercise industry. You could also continue onto postgraduate study (e.g. PhD, MSc, PGCE) and begin an academic, research, or teaching career.


All modules are core and are worth 15 credits unless specified.

Compulsory modules

  • Principles of Human Nutrition
  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology
  • Survival Skills
  • Biomechanical Analysis of Movement
  • Good Science

Compulsory modules

  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Science
  • Applied Biomechanics
  • Psychology of Peak Performance
  • Research Methods for Sport and Exercise Sciences

Optional modules

  • Public Health and Health Promotion
  • Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • Work Place Learning

Required modules

  • Dissertation by Research
  • Dissertation by Practice

Optional modules

  • Advances in Nutrition and Health
  • Psychological Disorders and Health
  • Work Place Learning
  • Environmental Physiology
  • Exercise and Health
  • Report
  • Biomechanics: Performance and Injury
  • Limitations to Performance and Training
  • Advanced Topics in Sport Psychology