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Study Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at Hull

Raise your game and study under internationally-recognised experts at Team GB’s only Official University Partner. Our fully accredited degrees combine theory with hands-on experience, helping you to build a rewarding career in sport and health fields.

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Join a university where you’re a name, not a number

Here, it’s personal. When you walk through our doors for the first time, you’re a valued member of a tight-knit community.

You’ll be taught by experts who know your name: tutors who work with both elite-level sports performers and NHS patients, and who’ve collaborated with FIFA, the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country following a recent £16 million investment – meaning you'll study the principles and theory that underpin sport, exercise and rehabilitation science using the latest equipment – and our degrees are fully accredited by the leading industry bodies.

On top of all that, you’ll be studying at the exclusive Official University Partner of Team GB. Nobody else can say that.

Top 15 in the UK

We're in the Top 15 for Value Added.1 That’s a metric that measures how likely our students are to graduate with a 1st or a 2:1.

95.3% employability³

Our graduates have gone on to work at the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City, or at specialist sports medicine hospitals in Qatar, to name a few.

£16 million

We've invested £16 million in new sports facilities, including a state-of-the-art gym and new pitches. So you'll be learning with the sector's most innovative technology.

Fully accredited

By the likes of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers, and the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register.

Talented Athlete Programme

We award scholarships to high performing athletes. As well as a cash award, you get tailored support to suit you and your sport.

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Team GB

Hull is the only Official University Partner of Team GB. That means exclusive opportunities that you can't get anywhere else.

Career focused

Placements are built into all of our degrees at the likes of Team GB and the NHS, or professional sports clubs such as Hull City, Hull KR and Hull FC.

Real work.
Real people.
Real opportunity.

All our courses are career-focused with work placements that are built into your degree. We have connections with professional sports teams such as Hull City, Hull FC and Hull KR – plus elite athletes from Team GB, local health providers and schools – so you’ll learn to apply the theory through hands-on placements in your area of interest.

You could even develop your experience at the University's Health, Injury and Performance (HIP) Hub, a student-led clinic that offers appointments to treat real patients from the local community.

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Amber Amey

“The placement opportunities I’ve been given have been amazing.” Amber’s journey took her to Australia and Ghana. Where will yours take you?
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Lucy Satur

“For me, the Team GB partnership has allowed me to network with so many people. It’s given me really good contacts to help me go onto my career.”

Alex Lowthorpe

"I've attended guest speakers as part of the Team GB partnership. It's really good to get an insight into the life of an elite athlete."

What jobs can you get with a sport science degree?

Helping an athlete become a tenth of a second quicker to win gold. Or helping a vulnerable patient learn to walk again.

Two very different pathways. One shared starting point: a degree in sport science.

But don't just take our word for it. Hear it from the people who really know. In the video below, we asked a panel of current students, lecturers, employers and alumni where a sport science degree could take you. 

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First stop: Studying Sport Science at Hull

Next stop:

Sport Rehabilitator

Clinical Exercise Scientist

Sport Nutritionist

Personal Trainer

Performance Analyst

Sports Coach

Some of the country's best facilities

At Hull, you’ll learn and conduct research using some of the latest, most innovative technology in the sector following a recent £16 million investment.

Our facilities include a Health and Human Performance Lab, Sport Rehabilitation Suite, Environmental Chamber, Performance Analysis Suite and Exercise Physiology Labs.

Extraordinary is in you. And we'll help you find it

Hull is the only Official University Partner of Team GB – and that gives you opportunities you can't get anywhere else.

Elite athletes and industry experts giving guest lectures and seminars, possible internships, CV-boosting work experience, and athlete appearances, such as from our official Team GB ambassador, Max Whitlock OBE.

All giving you the platform to go on and achieve extraordinary things. Because that's what our partnership with Team GB is built on.


We'll help you TAP into your true potential

Looking to excel as an athlete? Our Talented Athlete Programme (TAP) can help you achieve your aspirations during your time at Hull.

Each year we award TAP scholarships to selected high performing athletes from a range of sports. As well as a cash award, you get a tailored package of support to suit you and your goals.

This can include advice and mentoring in sports science, strength and conditioning, physiotherapy, personal development, psychology, nutrition and lifestyle support.

Is studying a Sport Science degree interesting?

Yes. You’ll be changing lives and helping people realise what they're capable of, whether you want to work with elite athletes or in a clinical setting.

Our degrees provide the foundation for a career in both health and exercise or sports and performance, and you'll be taught by staff who are conducting world-leading research.

But we don't expect you to just take our word for it. That's why we asked a panel of experts to explain why they fell in love with the subject.

Your next steps

We’re here to help at every stage of your journey to university, whether you’re looking for a course, or you’re ready to apply. If you have any questions, just get in touch. You can also receive important updates from us using the form.


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1. (Joint 13th) The Guardian University Rankings 2024.

2. (Sport Health and Exercise Science) UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Higher Education Graduate Outcomes statistics, for the academic year 2020/21, published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency June 2023.