Applied Sport Science involves the application of scientific principles to the promotion, maintenance and enhancement of sport- and exercise-related behaviours. Our programme is centred on four key disciplines: physiology, biomechanics, psychology, and skill acquisition. You will develop an understanding of the factors that influence participation and performance in sport and exercise. In addition, you will learn the value and purpose of sport, exercise and physical activity in our changing world. The programme includes courses on physiology, biomechanics, sport psychology, and the biochemistry of exercise and skills acquisition. Our programme is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). This indicates quality and can facilitate professional accreditation. The University of Edinburgh is home to the Institute for Sport, Physical Education & Health Sciences. Our academic staff are involved in sport-related and health-related research and knowledge exchange activities, such as sport science support, advising government departments, providing analyses to media outlets, organising international conferences and engaging in international development initiatives. Many of our students combine studying with successful sporting careers.