Ideal for those with an interest in sport and the biomedical sciences, this course will provide you with scientific knowledge into why and how the body functions during and after sport and exercise. Unlike most other Sport and Exercise courses in the country, this degree has a heavy focus on the science.
You will be working with high-tech equipment to study biomechanics, nutrition, genetics, physiology and anatomy. We are one of the only Sport and Exercise Science degrees to have access to a well-equipped Medical School dissection suite and use physical and virtual 3D modelling to help you better understand the anatomy of the human body.
Enhance your employability with the Personal Development Portfolio module, a hundred hours of placements or qualifications that are tailored to individual career goals. We will aid you in organising the routes you wish to take.
From 15 March 2022, the UK government revoked the requirement for students engaged in patient-facing health or social care settings to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. This means that while we still encourage all eligible students to become fully vaccinated, there will be no limitations to your range of placement settings, regardless of your Covid vaccination status.
Sport at Nottingham
The University of Nottingham has a strong tradition of sporting success across a wide number of sports. The University has finished in the BUCS top 10 for the last 15 years. In 2019 we finished 2nd.
A range of sports scholarships are available for talented athletes.
Location and facilities
Depending on the module being studied, you may be based in the Faculty of Engineering on University Park Campus or the Medical School, which is embedded in the Queen’s Medical Centre. There is a footbridge linking the Medical School to University Park, providing easy access to facilities on both bases.
In the Medical School, we have an anatomy suite and functional sports medicine facilities so there is everything you will need to study a range of subjects. In addition, we have built new exercise physiology, psychology and human movement laboratories in the David Ross Sports Village on University Park Campus.
Alternative Entry Qualifications
Those who wish to apply for this course, but do not meet the entry requirements, or have alternative qualifications to A-Levels should consider applying for the Science Foundation Year. This additional year will give you the necessary academic knowledge to progress onto a science course of your choosing, including Sport and Exercise Science BSc.