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Sport, Health and Exercise Science courses

Raise your game and go further studying under internationally-recognised experts in state-of-the-art facilities currently being upgraded in a substantial £15-million investment. At Hull, the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences sits within the Faculty of Health Sciences.


Our undergraduate programmes are research informed and evidence-based. And our sports rehabilitation courses are accredited by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT).

Our postgraduate courses are aligned to the research specialisms of our staff, so no matter which programme you study you will be under expert guidance.

Sport Science courses at Hull are ranked Top 10 for Value Added and Learning Resources.

Foundation year

Gives you the skills and knowledge for entry on to a degree if you don’t quite meet the academic entry requirements.

Study abroad

We have partnerships with universities across the globe. Depending on your course, you can study for one trimester, or a full year, in another country.

Industrial placement

Work in industry as part of your degree. Depending on your course, you can spend part of your degree on placement. See your course page for specific details.

Integrated Masters

Some courses combine undergraduate and postgraduate study. The integrated Masters year is an extra year after your standard degree.


  • Sport and Exercise Science

    Access world-class health & performance equipment with our BSc Sport & Exercise Science degree. Apply today to begin applying the theory in the real-world.

  • Physiotherapy

    Study in the award-winning Allam Medical Building on a programme developed to help meet a local and national shortfall in the number of qualified physiotherapists.

  • Sport and Exercise Nutrition

    Study how exercise and nutrition affect sporting prowess in a world-class environment by applying for our specialist BSc Sports & Exercise Nutrition degree.

  • Sport Rehabilitation

    Gain vital theoretical & practical skills with our BSc Sports Rehabilitation degree. Apply today to access world-class health & performance equipment.

  • Sports Coaching and Performance Science

    Learn theoretical knowledge from expert coaches with our BSc Sports Coaching & Performance Science degree. Apply today for real-life coaching experience.

Postgraduate Taught

  • MSc in Cardiovascular Rehabilitation

    Developed with the British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, this MSc is for existing and potential healthcare professionals.

  • MSc in Clinical Exercise Physiology

    This programme offers students the chance to gain an understanding of the science behind this emerging discipline and develop extensive laboratory skills.

Postgraduate Research

David Scott

"My favourite thing about the course is the practical element to it, you get to do a lot of work experience and back it up with a lot of theoretical knowledge."

David Scott
BSc Sports Coaching and Performance

Why study at Hull?

Students work under internationally-recognised experts in state-of-the-art facilities currently being upgraded in a multi-million pound investment.

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Work with professional sports teams and athletes

Our staff are experienced in working with both top-level sports performers and NHS patients in clinical exercise settings. Gain experience for yourself with our connections to professional sports teams, elite athletes, and local health providers.

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Learn from the experts

Our expertise is illustrated by our collaboration on major research projects with FIFA, the International Olympic Committee, and the World Anti-Doping Agency.

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Gain priceless experience in industry

Many of our courses feature valuable integrated placements allowing students to apply the classroom theory they learn on real people in real world situations.

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Our facilities

State-of-the-art facilities include our £1.5-million Health and Human Performance Lab which boasts the sector's latest and most innovative technology. The University is also investing millions of pounds in new sporting facilities.


Careers include sport rehabilitation, personal training, physical education, physiotherapy, coaching, weight management and performance analysis in settings including schools, gyms, sports clubs and hospitals.

Our graduates have gone onto careers with top professional clubs including Arsenal, Manchester City, Hull City and Hull KR, as well as with the Aspetar orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital in Qatar.

* UK domicile full-time first degree leavers, Graduate Outcomes survey for the academic year 2018/19, published by HESA July 2021.

95.2% of students are in work or further study 15 months after graduating*

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Our research

Research within the School of Life Sciences falls within four main groups which reflect the interests and expertise of our world-leading expert staff. Our undergraduate students' research is also showcased in our Student Thesis Conference which is an annual highlight for our students and a great opportunity for them to develop their confidence and presentation skills.

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Now see for yourself

The best way to see if the University of Hull is right for you is to come and visit us. We hold Open Days throughout the year. Book your place now - we'd love to meet you.


(8th) The Guardian University Rankings 2023

(Joint 8th) The Guardian University Rankings 2023

Contact us

Department of Sport, Health and Exercise Science
  • University of Hull
  • Hull, UK
  • HU6 7RX