Sport Science at Brunel is ranked second in London (The Complete University Guide 2018) and in the World Top 100 for Sports Subjects (QS Top Universities 2017).
The course is underpinned by a commitment to the principles of social justice, inclusive practice and an appreciation of difference and diversity in varied learning communities. You will also develop your own personal confidence and competence in a range of movement contexts, informed by an understanding of the concept of physical literacy. You will also explore policy and issues relating to practice in curriculum planning, teaching and assessment.
At Brunel we have some of the best university sports facilities in the UK. We have an international reputation for sporting excellence – some of the world’s top athletes come to train on our campus. We also have great links with sporting bodies and companies with our academics leading the way in generating new knowledge in Sports Sciences. Our world-class sporting facilities include a running track used by Usain Bolt, who told the BBC: “Brunel is awesome! We come here every summer and they really show us a lot of love”. The facilities include an Indoor Athletic Centre with international standard 400m six-lane running track; a Sports Centre with squash, basketball and netball courts and climbing wall; and outdoor all- weather pitches and tennis courts.
We have strong links with sports personnel and organisations in the UK and worldwide. Opt for a sandwich course and you’ll gain fantastic work experience on a placement with one of our partner organisations. Previous students have spent time at primary and secondary schools, Christ’s Hospital, Leeds City College, Sussex County Cricket Club, Hays Personnel and Featherstone Rovers. Study abroad and you’ll have the chance to apply to our American Exchange programme, spending a year at San Francisco State University.