Faculty of Health Sciences

Sport and Exercise Science

UndergraduateBSc (Hons)

Year of entry:
UCAS code: C610

What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Applied Human Physiology

  • Principles of Anatomy and Biomechanics

  • Preparation for Learning in Sport, Health and Exercise Science

  • Sport, Health and Exercise Psychology

  • Challenges Faced with Sport, Health and Exercise Science

  • Conducting Science in Sport, Health and Exercise Science

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Social Psychology of Sport, Health and Exercise

  • Sport Physiology

  • Analysis of Human Movement

  • Exercise Testing and Prescription for Health

  • Professional Standards within Sport, Health and Exercise Science

  • Research Methods

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Dissertation

  • Professional Practice in Sport, Health and Exercise Science

  • Biomechanics in Health and Clinical Practice

Optional modules

  • Exercise Prescription in Health and Disease

  • Contemporary Issues in Health and Exercise Psychology

  • Sport Performance and Injury Prevention

  • Nutrition in Sport and Exercise

  • Applied Psychology in Sport Science

  • Training and Performance in Extreme Environments

  • Nutrition in a Specialist Sporting Population

"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

"I have had the chance to go on placement at various places including professional sports clubs and clinical settings. I have also had the opportunity to provide event massage at big events such as the Great North Run and the Hull Marathon."

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More about this course

Our BSc Sport and Exercise Science degree is ideal for those with an interest in gaining scientific knowledge in areas such as physiology, psychology and biomechanics. At Hull, you’ll have the opportunity to apply theory to real world situations. The programme has been designed to recognise the new communication and technological challenges sport and exercise practitioners face – and there is a growing demand for graduates with the skills to support athletes, coaches, clients and other professionals.

You can access highly specialist equipment in our world-class Health and Human Performance Laboratory, and Exercise Physiology Laboratory on top of our excellent indoor and outdoor sports facilities. You’ll take part in our annual Undergraduate Student Thesis Conference (STC) - a unique platform to creatively showcase research progress and skills. We also offer a Foundation Year for those who don’t have the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

Our teaching staff

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

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Study under experts who collaborate with the likes of the International Olympic Committee, FIFA and the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Our state-of-the-art sports facilities are currently being upgraded in a substantial £16-million investment.

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Work with professional sports teams and elite athletes, as well as with NHS patients wanting to improve their health.

Our £1.5-million Health and Human Performance Lab boasts the sector's latest and most innovative technology.

Entry requirements

2018 Tariff points: 112 points. Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications 

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points.
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 18 credits at distinction in science units.

You will require a satisfactory Health check and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check 

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £16,000

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Future Prospects

By gaining expert knowledge in the disciplines of physiology, psychology and biomechanics, you’ll graduate with the necessary grounding to specialise towards your chosen career.

By developing both the theory and real-world skills relevant to this growing market, you’ll graduate ready to work in a variety of roles in a number of specialist areas including: sport performance, monitoring and enhancement, teaching, personal training, or careers in weight management and other NHS services.