This course is undergoing a review over the next year which may mean a change to the course title and units of study. Drawing upon the research and teaching expertise of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science and the School of Healthcare Science, this innovative new programme explores the interface between sport science and human structure and function, combining units of study in sport and physiology. Based in Manchester with access to world-class teaching and research facilities, the programme will develop strong theoretical and practical knowledge of both subjects. You will gain a clear understanding of scientific investigation, develop an evidence-based approach in relation to sport science and physiology and explore current issues. Your physiology studies will enable you to develop strong theoretical and practical appreciation of human physiology with particular focus on physical activity and health. This will be complemented by a rounded study of sport including the development of knowledge and skills appropriate to work environments in sport and physical activity. In your final year, you will work more independently in areas of your choice and you will be encouraged to criticise, analyse and interpret information in your research or an applied project. Features and benefits of the course : We have a reputation for excellent academic programmes, high student satisfaction and world-class research within Sport Science and Physiology. Our Sport Scientists regularly work with Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth athletes including Dame Sarah Storey DBE and Barney Storey MBE. We have new high spec teaching and research laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment including a ground-breaking point-of-care testing and clinical skills lab, blood biochemistry, biomechanics, motor control and exercise performance labs and a purpose-built facility for the advanced practical study of physiology. Our £3m building for Biomedicine houses one of the few magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to be found outside a hospital setting. The School of Healthcare Science has over 30 years' experience in delivering high quality healthcare science programmes and in providing excellent teaching and student support as recognised by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Our research in allied health professions was placed 12th in the UK for power according to the Times Higher 2014.