Sport and Exercise Science - BSc (Hons)

Sport and exercise sciences involve the provision of support services to elite athlete, public health and fitness, as well as special populations such as the elderly and hospital patients. This university course has substantial components of physiology, anatomy, metabolism and biomechanics, with coverage of sports psychology and sports sociology. In a growing industry with excellent and diverse employment opportunities, graduates can find roles in the fitness industry, coaching, sports therapy, exercise physiology, health promotion and teaching.

Course details

Health, wellbeing and exercise participation, are rapidly accelerating as a national focus of attention and these are supported by an increasingly specialist industry which offers evidence-based support, testing and exercise prescription. The British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) defines Sport and Exercise Science as: ‘The application of scientific principles to the promotion, maintenance and enhancement of sport and exercise related behaviours.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

In this degree you will explore a curriculum including exercise physiology, biomechanics, psychology and research methods as key disciplines. Topics you’ll study include adaptations to physical activity, environmental stress and exercise; the biomechanics of human movement, interaction between athlete and equipment measurement of forces and multi-dimensional film analysis of motion; motivations, performance anxiety management and group dynamics in exercise. There are also optional work placement modules which will allow you access to the culture and structure of London region sport and exercise science industries.


Entry requirements

a minimum of 104 UCAS points from A levels including a C in Biology or Human Biology, or 104 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Progression Diploma or Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits

GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)

What the students say

I alway felt supported throughout my time on the course. I had the opportunity to coach in America during my degree and was helped by my lecturer Ian Gummery to secure this.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

  • Applied Sports Science (core, 15 credits)
  • Essential Principles of Effective Coaching and Teaching (core, 15 credits)
  • Foundations of Sport Psychology (core, 15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Anatomy (core, 15 credits)
  • Human Physiology (core, 15 credits)
  • Introduction to Biomechanics (core, 15 credits)
  • Physiological Principles of Training (core, 15 credits)
  • Professional and Core Skills (core, 15 credits)
  • Biomechanical Applications (core, 15 credits)
  • Biomechanics of Human Movement (core, 15 credits)
  • Environmental Exercise Physiology (core, 15 credits)
  • Exercise Physiology (core, 15 credits)
  • Sport Psychology: Controlling Individual Performance and Exercise (core, 15 credits)
  • Sport Psychology: Group Dynamics and Human Interaction (core, 15 credits)
  • Sports Science Research Methods (core, 15 credits)
  • Empowering London: Working within the Community (option, 15 credits)
  • Sociology of Effective Coaching and Teaching (option, 15 credits)
  • Applied Exercise Physiology (core, 15 credits)
  • Clinical Biomechanics (core, 15 credits)
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology (core, 15 credits)
  • Human Movement Analysis (core, 15 credits)
  • Sport Psychology and the Elite Athlete (core, 15 credits)
  • Sport Psychology: Practical Application in the Real World (core, 15 credits)
  • Sports Science and Therapy Dissertation (core, 30 credits)