801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2021
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2020
151-200 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB, United Kingdom

Sport and Exercise Science - University of Hertfordshire

This is a multifaceted degree concerned with the study and application of scientific aspects of sport and exercise. With this degree you gain an in-depth understanding of key aspects such as physiology, anatomy, psychology, biomechanics, sports performance, biochemistry, nutrition, strength and conditioning and biochemistry. You study the theoretical aspects of sport and exercise and apply your knowledge through practical classes and applied research. The emphasis is not only on understanding and improving individuals’ and/or teams’ sporting performance, but also on the role of exercise in health and well-being. You can be actively involved with our staff gaining valuable analytical, practical and personal skills which reinforce learning and significantly add value to employability prospects. Some examples include an ongoing arrangement with sports nutrition manufacturer Hi-5 to test the effectiveness of their products on endurance performance; support work for world-champion tri-athletes, cyclists, polar explorers, golfers, and English National Ballet dancers; and research programmes that relate to the psychological benefits of dog-walking, professional practice in sport psychology. All students on this degree get the chance to complete: A certificated Emergency First Aid at Work course; A Certified Fitness Instructor course; A Personal Training Certificate (a REP's level 3 qualification); and a ACSM Health Fitness Specialist course. Students can also study for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) fitness instructor's course, which can help you gain valuable work experience in a gym while you are studying.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,HatfieldUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £11,950