• Sport and Exercise Sciences

Why study at Roehampton

  • You will have access to excellent sport and exercise science laboratories
  • You'll get the opportunity to complete work placements in organisations such as Nuffield Health, Wandsworth Sport Services and London-based football clubs - Read more
  • This is an innovative and engaging course which will help you develop the essential skills employers seek
  • Roehampton is ranked best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015)

Human performance in sport and exercise is based on three areas – the chemistry of the body (physiology), the physical demands on the body (biomechanics) and the response of the mind (psychology).  On this course you will gain in-depth knowledge of how these three sciences underpin sport and exercise.

By understanding the science behind the sport, you will learn how to optimise athletic performance, prevent injuries and help athletes with recovery. Using our modern specialised equipment, you will study the latest theory and practice of sport and exercise science.

More details

This course will give you with a theoretical and practical scientific knowledge base to be able to address key contemporary issues in the field. Our staff draw on the latest approaches to learning and teaching, which will provide you with the best possible experience. You’ll get to work in our state-of-the-art laboratories to reinforce the theory will learn in lectures.

You will develop a range of key skills, including the ability to analyse and understand scientific data and information. You’ll be able to apply what you’ve learned to a successful career in the sports industry or beyond.

Year-by-year summary

First year

In your first year, you'll be introduced to the three key academic disciplines that make up sport sciences – physiology, psychology and biomechanics – and you will develop a range of skills for studying sport and exercise. Modules might include:

  • Introduction to Physiology and Fitness Assessment
  • Biomechanical Analysis of Movement
  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
Second year

In your second year, you'll expand your knowledge of the subject area. Recent examples of modules available include:

  • Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Psychology of Peak Performance
  • Applied Biomechanics.
Third year

In your final year, you'll have a choice of modules to enable you to tailor your programme to your specific interests. In addition, there will be an opportunity to carry out an independent research dissertation in an area that interests you. Modules might include:

  • Advanced Topics in Psychology
  • Biomechanics: Performance and Injury
  • Training Programmes

Example modules

  • Applied Sport & Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanics: Performance & Injury
  • Psychology of Peak Performance

Career options

You can choose to work as a sports therapist, coach, personal trainer, teacher, lecturer or within sport development and administration. Graduates can also continue onto postgraduate study.

UCAS code





Single honours

Entry tariff

280 points

Specific entry requirements »

General entry requirements »


Life Sciences »


3 years (full-time), 5–7 years (part-time)

Tuition fees

£9,000 (2016; UK/EU) »

£12,500 (2016; International) »

Cash scholarships and bursaries available »

Programme outline

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Further information

Contact our Recruitment team
undergraduate@roehampton.ac.uk »
+44 (0)20 8392 3232

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