Undergraduate courses in Sport and Exercise

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Top 5 for teaching and academic support

National Student Survey 2023 - Sport and Exercise

Guaranteed work experience opportunities

Practice your skills in real-life scenarios through a work placement, internship or volunteering.

Industry-grade facilities and equipment

All you need to prepare for your future career in the sports sector

Do you want to turn your passion for sport into a professional career? You've come to the right place!

Staffordshire University's industry accredited and endorsed degrees span 4 key disciplines of sport and exercise - sport science, physical education and coaching, psychology and therapy - so you can find the course that suits your career aspirations.

At Staffordshire University, we have the specialist equipment, facilities and experts that can give you the competitive edge in your future career. Our teaching team ranked 4th for academic support and 5th for teaching in the National Student Survey 2023 so you can be confident you're learning from the best. 

Plus, our visiting fellows, work placements and extensive links with local and national sporting organisations (including the likes of Stoke City FC, Newcastle Netball Club, Port Vale FC and Together Active) give you the opportunity to make connections and networks while you're still studying.


Sport and Exercise Psychology BSc (Hons)

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Full-time, distance learning
Part-time, distance learning

Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)

Optional pathways in Strength and Conditioning.

Study options
Foundation year

Sports Therapy BSc (Hons)

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Sports Journalism BA (Hons)

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Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

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