Sport and Exercise Sciences

Turn your passion into a fulfilling and rewarding career. Inspire the next generation of sportsmen and women. Help people become healthier, play a key role in the prevention of disease and perfect your craft in our state-of-the-art laboratories.

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Courses we offer

Our Sport and Exercise Sciences courses 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.

Undergraduate courses

BSc (Hons) Exercise, Health and Fitness
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Nutrition, Exercise and Health

Change people’s lives for the better through nutrition and exercise. Help people become healthier, fitter and play a key role in the prevention of disease. Perfect your craft in our state-of-the-art laboratories and take your first steps on the path to a job in this dynamic sector.

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fitness
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Nutrition, Exercise and Health with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our popular BSc (Hons) Nutrition, Exercise and Health course, with an integrated foundation year. Change people’s lives for the better through exercise. Help people become healthier, fitter and play a key role in the prevention of disease. Perfect your craft in our state-of-the-art laboratories and take your first steps on the path to a job in this dynamic sector.

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BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching
Full-time

BSc (Hons) 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.

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Sport
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our popular BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching course, with an integrated foundation year. 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.

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BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences
Full-time

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.

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sport
Full-time

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.

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sport
Full-time

BA (Hons) Physical Education and Youth Sport

Do you want to help children develop physical abilities and healthy habits that can last for the rest of their lives? This course will prepare you for a range of employability options in primary and secondary physical education and sports coaching. A degree in Physical Education and Sports Coaching can lead to a very rewarding career in the areas of physical therapy, sports medicine and educational leadership.

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sport
Full-time

BA (Hons) Physical Education and Youth Sport with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our popular BA (Hons) Physical Education and Youth Sport course, with an integrated foundation year. Do you want to help children develop physical abilities and healthy habits that can last for the rest of their lives? This course will prepare you for a range of employability options in primary and secondary physical education and sports coaching. A degree in Physical Education and Youth Sport can lead to a very rewarding career in the areas of physical therapy, sports medicine and educational leadership.

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FdSc Exercise, Health and Fitness
Full-time

FdSc (Foundation Degree) Exercise, Health and Fitness

Change people’s lives for the better through exercise and the prevention of disease. Perfect your craft in our state-of-the-art laboratories and take your first steps on the path to a job in this dynamic sector.

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Fd Sports Coaching
Full-time

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.

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Customised Awards Scheme
Full-time/Part-time

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.

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Postgraduate courses

MSc Psychology
Full-time

MSc Psychology

Take the first step to becoming a chartered psychologist. Undertake the same grounding in psychological science as a three-year undergraduate course. Explore the six core areas of psychology, including social psychology, individual differences and developmental psychology, as well as cognitive psychology, biological psychology and conceptual and historical issues in psychology.

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Sport and Exercise Sciences MSc
Full-time

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.

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Student in the library
Full-time/Part-time

MPhil Master of Philosophy

Take your education to the next level. Choose the areas you want to study, and which questions you want to research. Take the initiative while we support you with advice, guidance and facilities.

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Medicine
Full-time/Part-time

PhD Doctor of Philosophy

Refine your own agenda and do what you find interesting every day. Develop mastery of research methods that are appropriate to your chosen field. Discover things that no-one else has ever discovered.

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A book
Part-time

DProf Professional Doctorate

Study for a doctoral qualification based on your professional role. Reflect on contemporary issues in the workplace.

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A book
Part-time

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.

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A stack of books
Part-time

Higher Doctorate

Take your academic career to the highest level. Make a very significant and sustained contribution to your subject. Gain an elite qualification that will mark you out as an outstanding contributor to your field.

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Customised Awards Scheme
Full-time/Part-time

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.

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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.

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