Are Olympic athletes born or made? Can exercise be bad for your health? What is the secret behind the world’s fastest sprinter? Studying sports and exercise science will help you to understand the biology, physiology, biomechanics and psychology of sport, exercise and physical activity. You will learn how the body responds and adapts to exercise, how and why different energy systems are deployed at different exercise intensities, how the principles of mechanics determine the flight of a javelin, how exercise can reduce the risk of getting cancer, and how mind and body interact to influence performance. On this four year version of the course, your third year is spent on a placement year in which you gain relevant work experience within an external business, and apply the theory that you have learned in a practical environment. The module structure for your first two years and your final year are the same as our three-year versions.