In sport, everything is driven by results. That’s why sports scientists are seen as essential members of sports teams. This exciting, challenging four-year course will prepare you to transform athletes’ performance. It starts with a foundation year that gives you the science skills you need to succeed. Our four-year course will prepare you to work as a sports scientist. It’s ideal if you don’t meet the entry requirements for the three-year course, as Year 1 covers essential science subjects. Sports science uses scientific principles and techniques to help improve the performance of athletes. It’s applied at all levels, from grassroots to elite level performance. Professional sports scientists make a significant contribution to the success of athletes and teams across an array of sports at national and international level. They also provide education on the benefits of exercise to people’s general health and wellbeing. While you’re with us, you’ll explore the four key disciplines of sport science: physiology, psychology, biomechanics and nutrition. You’ll learn to work safely and ethically as a sports scientist, developing experimental and analytical skills, as well as transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, problem solving, creative thinking and independent working. Our sport and exercise science laboratories will help you put what you’ve learnt to the test. They contain cutting-edge, industry-standard equipment – including 3D motion capture suite, high speed treadmills, metabolic carts for the assessment of cardiorespiratory responses, force plates, hydrostatic weighing tank for assessing body composition, full haematology suite, an array of cycle and rowing ergometers, GPS systems for field work and eye-tracking glasses. You’ll also have access at any time to a wide range of sports science software packages.