Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences BSc

The Brunel Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences BSc is designed for students interested in learning how sports science can be used to optimise athletic development, sport performance, as well as how it enhances health and wellbeing.

Course details

You’ll also have the opportunity to carry out a placement as part of your degree, giving you the experience to create a stand-out CV
  • Mode of study: 4-5 days a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9250   per year
  • Location: London campus

Brunel University London

Course overview

You’ll learn how the human body works on physiological, biomechanical and psychological levels and how to apply this knowledge to training methods, mental techniques and nutritional strategies that enable people to consistently perform at the upper ranges of their abilities.

Crucially, you’ll gain insight into how the mind and body respond to the demands of sport and exercise and how they react under intense conditions such as strenuous physical activity or competition.


Entry requirements

GCE A Level BBC, including either Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Maths, Human Biology, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics, or PE.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DMM in Applied Science, Sport, Sport and Physical Activity or Sport and Exercise Science.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in Applied Science, Sport, Sport and Physical Activity or Sport and Exercise Science with an A Level at grade C in any subject.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma M in Applied Science, Sport, Sport and Physical Education with two A Levels at grades BB.


Our staff have national and international reputations for their research, publications and applied work. Many are accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), the British Psychological Society (BPS) or the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which enables them to work with high-performance athletes from a wide variety of sports – and many of them do. This means that your education will be at the forefront of theory and practice, covering the most up-to-date industry knowledge which will prepare you for a career in a variety of fields.

You may wish to continue your education further by studying a postgraduate course. This programme is the ideal stepping stone to progress to postgraduate courses and a career in academic research. You could even choose to progress to a postgraduate course to become a physiotherapist.

Or, as this course equips you for pursuing a career in the clinical side of sport, you may want to work for the NHS or in any number of fitness-related careers.

Alternatively, you could find your career in coaching, consultancy, fitness testing and training, sport development or sport management from grassroots to elite sport level. Examples of graduate schemes include the Greenwich Leisure Limited Trainee Manager Graduate Scheme or the Police Now National Graduate Leadership Programme.


The course is designed to give you a solid understanding of the physiological, biomechanical and psychological factors that influence human movement and how these relate to sports performance, fitness and wellbeing. It will not only prepare you for jobs in the sports and health industry, but could also help you set new personal bests in your sport of choice.
  • SP1606 – Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • SP1604 – Introduction to Biomechanics
  • SP1706 – Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • SP1600 – Introduction to the Psychology of Sport and Exercise
  • SP1603 – Personal and Professional Development
  • SP1602 – Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing
  • SP1608 – Pedagogy and Policy in Physical Education and Sport
  • SP1609 – Sport Development Issues and Policy
  • SP2607 – The Application of Sport Science to Coaching: Working with Individuals
  • SP2604 – Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • SP2720 – Developing Research Methods and Data Analysis Skills
  • SP2600 – Graduate and Transferable Skills
  • SP2603 – Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing in the Life Course
  • SP2605 – Physiology of Sport and Exercise
  • SP2606 – The Psychology of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity: Theory and Application
  • SP3600 – Advanced Research Methods and Data Analysis: Final Year Project
  • SP3605 – Employability and Professional Development
  • SP3604 – Issues in Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing

  • SP3608 – Advanced Biomechanics of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity
  • SP3610 – The Application of Sport Science to Coaching: Working with Teams
  • SP3606 – Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • SP3609 – Physiological Limitations to Human Performance