Undergraduate Sport and Exercise Degrees

Study Sport and Exercise with us and you'll learn on some of the best degrees in the UK.

The sport and exercise sector gives you the chance to impact on peoples' lives across the world. From professional athletes to developing young people, you can help people achieve success.

And we'll help you. Ranked 13 in the 2016 Guardian League Table, our degrees also scored 91% for satisfaction in the 2015 National Student Survey. You can see we look out for our students.

You'll also enjoy new facilities too. We've invested over half a million pounds in enhancing teaching spaces and laboratories. This gives you the best possible environment to put theory into practice.

Our experts are making world leading and international impact with their research. But you won't just learn from them. You'll also enjoy our connections. Stoke City FC, Sony, Great Britain Rowing, Michael Johnson Performance Centre, and FC Barcelona, are just a few.


What our staff and students say

Studying Sport and Exercise Psychology at staffs has really opened my mind to different psychological concepts and how they can be practically applied to a sporting context in order to enhance the lifestyle and performance of athletes. The course has provided me with the perfect opportunity to succeed. With cutting-edge facilities and fantastic team of staff who are all experts in their respective field, studying Sport and Exercise Psychology at staffs is a stepping stone to success for any studen

Lyle Kirkham - Sport and Exercise Psychology

I really enjoy the broad range of psychology content, the tutors are supportive and really helpful! The facilities are perfect with very advanced equipment, making my studies even more interesting. I particularly enjoy studies in anxiety and how this can influence sports performance.

Anthony Miller - Sports Development and Coaching


We've designed our subjects and courses to reflect the roles and careers our students want, so when you graduate you won't be a fish out water. You'll be right at home.


Our facilities include a vast array of industry standard equipment, from our PROzone to our eye tracker software.

Learning Spaces

We also house our new 21st century teaching and learning classrooms with integrated Wolf Vision technology to enhance interactive learning through the use of mobile technologies in theory lessons.

Peak Condition

Our BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise students, who work under the supervision of BASES accredited staff, deliver services such as blood tests and body composition in our physiology and nutrition laboratories to improve your peak condition, regardless of fitness level or health status.

Specialist Labs

We have specialist laboratories in Biomechanics, Strength & Conditioning, Sports Therapy, Sports Psychology, Sport and Exercise Physiology and IT labs with specalist software such as Nutritics, Tacklesport, Dartfish and Prozone.

Biomechanics Facilities

The Gait Analysis Laboratory within the Biomechanics Facility consist of Motion capture and associated software, Force Platforms, digital video camera and associated kinematic analysis software and plantar pressure measurement system. Our facilities allow for teaching, learning support and research.

Sports Therapy Clinic

Our BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy students work under the supervision of The Society of Sports Therapists accredited staff, to practice delivery of injury assessment, rehabilitation and sports massage. This involves the use of specialist ultrasound, electrotherapy and cryotherapy machines.

Take a 360 look at our Sport and Exercise Facilities


Our Sports and Exercise graduates have secured careers in professional sport, health, and teaching.

During your degree, you'll have opportunities to gain qualifications, training, and experience. You can also gain part-time work to support local community sports.

Many of our Sport and Exercise Courses are also accredited by industry regulatory bodies. These include: The Society of Sports Therapists, The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, and The British Psychological Society.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Sports Development
  • Coaching
  • Teaching
  • Sports Therapy
  • Health Promotion
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sports Facility Management
  • Sports Science

Guaranteed Work Experience

Who says students have never done a day's work? We provide the opportunity of work experience for all new students.

This work experience may link to your course, or it could be a broader experience. Our commitment will give students the best possible mix of knowledge and experience.

All our degrees combine academic study with lots of practical learning. This gives the best possible start for competing for jobs when you graduate.

Throughout your degree, you'll develop the kind of skills employers prioritise. From communication and teamwork to digital literacy and critical thinking, you'll have it covered. You'll also gain hands-on experience with our Sports Therapy Injury and Peak Condition clinics.

Work Experience:

You're guaranteed a placement, internship or volunteering opportunity. These will develop the skills employers are looking for. Recent placements include: Stoke City FC, Port Vale FC, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Shrewsbury Town FC, Sale Sharks RFC and Notts County FC.