This course enables you to explore and understand sport and exercise using the main disciplines of biomechanics, physiology and psychology, in relation to both high-performance and recreational participants.
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The BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science is just one of an exciting range of courses on offer at the University of Wolverhampton’s Institute of Sport and Human Science. Why not come and visit us at one of our Open Days.
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In the first year you will be introduced to the various scientific approaches to examining sport and exercise performance. As you do this you will build a range of research skills that will help you develop research project ideas and understand what is written about the subject. These skills will be further developed in your second year as you build your applied sport and exercise science knowledge, specifically in exercise physiology, biomechanics and sport & exercise psychology.
In your final year, you will undertake an independent project enabling you to investigate an area of your choice, with an opportunity to specialise in two of the three sport and exercise science disciplines: applied biomechanics, exercise physiology and sport & exercise psychology.
You will also receive training in improving your subject specific knowledge and applying practical skills. In your final year, you will undertake an independent project enabling you to investigate an area of your choice, with an opportunity to specialise in two of the three sport and exercise science disciplines: applied sport biomechanics, physiology and exercise psychology.
You will gain a thorough understanding of how the body functions and moves, how and why people behave as they do, and how to enhance performance. You will also develop relevant practical skills within laboratory and real-life settings. You will benefit from the use of hi-tech facilities to debate current issues in the subject, and develop your ability to communicate sport and exercise science information effectively to a range of audiences at regional, national and international level. This will give you the chance to gain entry to a range of graduate level jobs and postgraduate study within sport and exercise sciences.
As a student on this course, you will be a member of the University of Wolverhampton’s Institute of Sport & Human Science. This gives you a range of exciting benefits/opportunities. Here are just a few:
The Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing series of seminars and lectures spans education, sport, care, psychology health and wellbeing, bringing you a variety of engaging speakers and experts from the University of Wolverhampton and many other UK universities, visit www.wlv.ac.uk/fehw/lectures
"I studied Sport and Exercise Science, throughout my degree I took every opportunity offered to take part in outreach and research. I got a 1st class degree and began my MRes, I also worked as a lab technician during this time. My experience at the University improved my confidence and capability. I now work as a Principal Technician in the Institute of Health. The confidence and experience I gained from the University enabled me to get a management position."
Alicia, Sport and Exercise Science graduate
“The University has helped me a great deal and it’s been a privilege to be mentored by successful staff who have great research interests.”
“I am really enjoying studying at the University. The sports facilities are really impressive on Walsall Campus and I am developing a real interest in sports physiology and psychology.”
“I have found that my sports degree from the University of Wolverhampton gave me a really good foundation for my current job, the knowledge and the practical work I did was invaluable. The lecturers were really knowledgeable and helpful too.”
You will be well prepared to pursue employment and/or further training in a variety of sport and exercise careers including: Biomechanist, Clinical Cardiac Physiologist, Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Dietitian, Exercise Physiologist, Sports Science Support, Fitness Instructor / Personal Trainer, GP Referral Exercise Consultant, Health Promotion Specialist, Lecturer in Higher Education, Performance Analyst, Physical Activity Development Manager, Researcher, Respiratory Physiologist, Sports Development Officer, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Uniformed Services, Teacher.
For further information on careers in Sport & Exercise Science, please see the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences Guide to Careers in Sport & Exercise Sciences.
As a graduate of this course you will be able to:
Recognised by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) for the purposes of endorsement by the BASES Undergraduate Endorsement Scheme (BUES).
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Entry to this course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.
If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £44.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need to complete a physical activity readiness questionnaire prior to starting the course.
2015/6 fees for this course have not yet been agreed. Please contact for further information.
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.