Courses we offer
Our Sports Sciences courses are ranked 15th in the UK (The Guardian University league tables, 2021). Our suite of Sport and Exercise Sciences degrees will help you develop skills in coaching, exercise leadership and management, introductory sports and exercise sciences, and the social contexts in which sport and exercise exists. Take a look below to find the right course for you.
BSc (Hons) Sport and Rehabilitation Therapy
This course provides an alternative path to Physiotherapy for students wishing to specialise in musculoskeletal rehabilitation especially related to sport, exercise and fitness. In addition to specialised modules in therapy theory and practice, you will study modules in sports science (Biomechanics, Physiology etc) to gain BASRaT accreditation. In addition, the opportunity exists to complete vocational qualifications leading to Personal Trainer and Massage Therapist awards.Find out more about Sport and Rehabilitation Therapy
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences
Learn about the industry in its broadest form on a course endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Study high-quality modules in physiology, injury rehabilitation, nutrition and biomechanics, using industry-standard facilities for measuring speed, agility, reactions and enzymes in the body. Take advantage of the opportunity to train as a gym instructor or personal trainer.Find out more about Sport and Exercise Sciences
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences with Integrated Foundation Year
This is a four-year version of our popular BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences course, with an integrated foundation year. Learn about the industry in its broadest form on a course endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Study high-quality modules in physiology, injury rehabilitation, nutrition and biomechanics, using industry-standard facilities for measuring speed, agility, reactions and enzymes in the body. Take advantage of the opportunity to train as a gym instructor or personal trainer.Find out more about BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences with Integrated Foundation Year
FdSc (Foundation Degree) Sports Coaching
Thrive in helping people exceed their potential every day. With industry standard software at your fingertips, including 2D Dartfish and the Catapult Minimax System, help break boundaries and maybe even bring through the next Mo Farah or Usain Bolt.Find out more about Sports Coaching
Customised Awards Scheme
Pick and choose the modules you want to study to build a tailor-made course. Available at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, this course allows you to gain a qualification that closely matches your particular needs.Find out more about Customised Awards Scheme
MSc Sport and Exercise Sciences
Develop a solid grounding in measurement, evaluation, research methods, data analysis, and sport and exercise psychology. Undertake real-world internships. Build up experience with external clients and sports clubs.Find out more about Sport and Exercise Sciences
PhD by Existing Published or Creative Work
Take the fastest route to a PhD. Convert your previous research outputs into a qualification which will increase your employability and open up new opportunities. Progress your academic career and add credibility in applications for research funding.Find out more about PhD by Existing Published or Creative Work
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Join an exciting and growing sector
By studying Sport here at Sunderland, you’ll be putting your future career in the best of hands. Our innovative courses have been developed in consultation with industry and sport and exercise governing bodies, and are supported by excellent teaching.
In addition, with increasing concerns and awareness about less-active, sedentary lifestyles, poor diets and mental health, there is a drive for well-qualified and experienced sport, exercise, health and nutrition professionals. You could be one of those professionals delivering the services that are needed to get the country fit and active, ensuring that we have sportsmen and women who can compete at the highest levels.