What you'll study
The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.
First year modules
Applied Human Physiology
In lectures and lab sessions, you'll cover the structure and function of the body's major organ systems.
Introduction to Nutrition
A blend of lectures, seminars and laboratory practicals give you an introduction to the role of nutrition in human and exercise performance.
Preparation for Learning in Sport, Health and Exercise Science
This module considers the key study skills required to succeed in the sport, health and exercise science programmes.
Sport, Health and Exercise Psychology
This module provides you with knowledge of various psychological assessment tools and techniques, such as anxiety inventories, imagery, relaxation and goal setting.
Conducting Science in Sport, Health and Exercise Science
A solid grounding in to the scientific practice underlying the subject. It explores and critiques how data is collected and analysed.
Challenges Faced with Sport, Health and Exercise Science
Here we adopt a solution-focused mindset - creatively approaching challenges like drugs in sport, obesity, poor nutrition and the ageing population.
Second year modules
Examine the fundamentals of physiology in the context of sports performance. This module introduces methods of measuring performance and and physiological responses during sport.
Nutrition in Sport and Exercise
Gain an understanding of nutrition relating to health. You'll focus on the role of macronutrients, fluid balance and supplements, and their importance in sport and exercise.
Nutrition and Diet in Health and Disease
This module is an opportunity for you to learn how nutrition and exercise can influence common diseases such as cardiovascular disease and type two diabetes.
Nutrition in a Specialist Sporting Population
Investigate the changing nutritional considerations that influence the performance of specialist sporting populations, as well as those exercising in extreme environments.
Prepare and complete a small action research project to develop skills that will help you across your studies. It's hands-on learning about research methodology, ethical approval, data analysis and formulating research questions.
Professional Standards within Sport, Health and Exercise Science
This module exposes you to the multiple disciplines within sport, health and exercise science, exploring how specific career pathways can be formed in accordance with relevant governing bodies.
Final year modules
You will make an original contribution to research by designing, carrying out and writing up your own project on a topic you choose, supported by your dissertation supervisor.
Discover the different type of ergogenic aids that are available and how they can enhance sports performance.
Alongside the University’s Head Chef and our dietitian, you'll learn about products' health claims, interpreting labels and food legislation. And you'll become a better cook!
Contemporary Issues in Health and Exercise Psychology
Gain a solid background in contemporary issues in health and exercise psychology. It will help you design behavioural change interventions that promote a healthier lifestyle.
Professional Practice in Sport, Health and Exercise Science
This module provides you with an opportunity to engage in an approved work experience placement in a range of sport, health and exercise science activities.
All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.