University of Bolton Sport and Exercise Science

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University of Bolton Sport and Exercise Science

Want a career that combines your interest in science with your passion for sport and physical activity? Then study our Sport and Exercise Science degree and become qualified in the scientific basis of sport and exercise.

Whether your interest is in the development of sports performance or the link between physical activity and health, the BSc (Hons) in Sport & Exercise Science is for anyone who is interested in the scientific basis of sport and exercise.

Drawing together the disciplines of physiology, psychology and biomechanics, you will study these in the context of sport and exercise performance. Focusing on both theory and practice, topics such as the assessment and correction of sport techniques, physical and psychological preparation for competition, exercise and mental health and sports nutrition will be addressed, among others. Alongside these core disciplines you will also develop scientific research skills.

There is a strong practical and vocational emphasis throughout the course, which will allow you to develop the understanding and applied skills that are relevant in a broad range of careers in the field of sport, physical activity and health.

About the course

The practical application of sport and exercise science is emphasised throughout the course and a large part of your study will involve practical laboratory and field work. This will be supported by teaching in the theoretical principles of sport and exercise science.

In addition, you will develop your understanding and application of the subject skills that are directly relevant to the workplace. Lifelong learning will also be developed throughout the course.

Class sizes are small, ensuring you receive excellent support from teaching staff who are highly qualified professionals with extensive experience of working in the sport and exercise professions.

All modules are delivered through a combination of teaching and directed and independent study. Knowledge, skills and understanding are developed through a wide range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars, tutorials and laboratory and field-based practical work.