On this course you gain a broad-based knowledge and understanding of how scientific methods can be used to understand sport, exercise, and health. You explore a range of sport and exercise science theories and concepts and develop important laboratory skills in physiology, psychology and biomechanics to examine how these disciplines can be used to improve the performance of athletes. You also explore how important physical activity and exercise are for a healthy lifestyle in different populations. Performance analysis, strength and conditioning and physical activity are areas with growing career opportunities. You can study these subjects as options alongside traditional sport and exercise science subjects in years two and three to enhance your chances of graduate employment. Alternatively you can study business enterprise to develop the skills to run your own business after graduation, as several of our students have gone on to do. Key areas include • applied physiology • sports psychology • sport and exercise nutrition • sport and exercise biomechanics • research methods • performance analysis • strength and conditioning • business and enterprise • physical activity **Placements and work experience** At Sheffield Hallam we value practical work experience as vital to your professional development and future career prospects. In your second year you take a six-week work placement in a sport, exercise or health environment. Previous students have worked as strength and conditioning coaches, applied sports scientists, cardiac rehabilitation assistants, physical activity referral specialists and performance analyst for a professional sports team. Many of our students choose to complete their placement aboard at a range of sporting organisations around the world. Work placements have often led to permanent employment with the same organisation following graduation. In addition to your placement, you will also have the opportunity to develop your practical skills through our internship scheme. This flexible scheme allows you to gain applied work experience while studying for your degree. We currently have several internship schemes running with professional sports teams including Sheffield Wednesday FC, Sheffield United FC, Rotherham Titans RFC, and Wakefield Trinity Wild Cats. Further, our Sheffield Hallam work based wellness scheme give you an opportunity to gain experience of exercise referral and working with specialist populations. Through our partnerships with major sporting bodies, our students have had once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to volunteer at international sporting events, such as the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games, the World Cup and the Tour de France. If you are doing your work placement in another European country there may be funding available through the Erasmus programme. **Facilities** This is a practical course. We guarantee you will use our world-class sports laboratories from the outset and throughout the course. You also get to use the world-class facilities at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield. It is our official sport campus, and the training base for Jessica Ennis-Hill and many other Team GB athletes, including the GB boxing and table tennis teams. The University has a new £5m Sports Park and City Athletics Stadium which is home to over 40 different sports clubs, many competing nationally in BUCS (Top 20 national ranking). Support and scholarships are also offered for talented athletes to help compete at the highest level while completing their degree. Several of our current students compete for GB teams across a range of sports.