Edinburgh Napier University Sports science

Edinburgh Napier University Sports science

Explore the science used to help the body perform to its full potential: physiology, biomechanics and sports psychology, and apply science to sport practically.

Course introduction

This suite of courses ensures that you’ll have a firm grounding in the three core sciences that make up Sport and Exercise Science – Exercise Physiology, Sport Psychology, and Biomechanics.

In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to decide whether to specialise or to retain a broad overview of the subject.

This allows you to take a holistic view of the different aspects that contribute to performance in sport and exercise and, with the very wide range of practical skills that you will have developed, be able to apply your knowledge to the benefit of the performer.

The BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science suite of courses are multidisciplinary with the aim to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to study and analyse the various aspects of sporting performance.

Complete understanding of what contributes to performance means that expertise must be developed in the three core disciplines of Exercise Physiology, Sport Psychology and Biomechanics.

To achieve this, this course has a strong emphasis on the practical application of theoretical knowledge. You’ll gain the independent study habits that will allow you to continue developing your knowledge and skill as a sport and exercise scientist.

This is a full-time course studied over four years. You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and through independent study.

If you have an area of particular interest with the Sport and Exercise Sciences, you will have the opportunity to follow a specific route, such as Sports Coaching, Sports Injuries, Sport Psychology, or Exercise Physiology.

Edinburgh Napier University Sports science

What you’ll learn

What you study

This course is currently being updated. Students entering into Year 1 from 2016/17 will study the new course content.