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Sport and exercise

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Sport and exercise

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Fitness and health are both issues prevalent on the current public agenda, consequently society needs trained professionals to analyse the impact of lifestyle choices, as well as explore the science to help the body perform to its full potential. 

Sport and Exercise Science combines learning from biology, physiology, biomechanics, nutrition and psychology in a science based programme. With sport playing such a huge role in society, opportunities at both recreational and elite sporting level will turn your passion for fitness and health into a career.

Our Sports and Performance Coaching course is ideal for those who want to coach people of a variety of levels and ages. With our links with national governing bodies such as Volleyball England, Basketball England, Rugby Football Union and Lawn Tennis Association, you will gain valuable experience working as a coach, and coaching education workshops and courses. 

 
Nikki Twine, BSc Sport and Exercise Science
"All academics are extremely helpful and incredibly knowledgeable in a wide variety of areas. Their expertise, experience and enthusiasm really enables students to develop and grow throughout their university career."
Why study here?
  • 98% of our Sports Science students expressed overall satisfaction with their course (NSS 2017)
  • Work with athletes and gain experience in our renowned Human Performance Unit.
  • You have the opportunity to gain work placement experience in professional sports clubs.

Make a difference to the lives of people of all ages

Fitness and health are both issues prevalent on the current public agenda, consequently society needs trained professionals to analyse the impact of lifestyle choices, as well as explore the science to help the body perform to its full potential. 

Sport and Exercise Science combines learning from biology, physiology, biomechanics, nutrition and psychology in a science based programme. With sport playing such a huge role in society, opportunities at both recreational and elite sporting level will turn your passion for fitness and health into a career.

Postgraduate study will allow you to work alongside internationally recognised academics by collaborating on research on campus, using facilities such as our Human Performance Unit. Our multidisciplinary approach also means that you will be able to work in the field with external partners and other departments.  

Why study here?
  • Join our Health, Exercise and Active Lifestyle Unit (HEAL) group to conduct innovative and world-leading research in areas such as green exercise.
  • Research the performance of elite athletes with our staff in the Sports Performance and Fatigue Unit (SPF).
  • Develop skills using state-of-the-art equipment in biomechanics, physiology, psychology and biochemistry.

Make a difference to the lives of people of all ages

Fitness and health are both issues prevalent on the current public agenda, consequently society needs trained professionals to analyse the impact of lifestyle choices, as well as explore the science to help the body perform to its full potential. 

Sport and Exercise Science combines learning from biology, physiology, biomechanics, nutrition and psychology in a science based programme. With sport playing such a huge role in society, opportunities at both recreational and elite sporting level will turn your passion for fitness and health into a career.

Postgraduate study will allow you to work alongside internationally recognised academics by collaborating on research on campus, using facilities such as our Human Performance Unit. Our multidisciplinary approach also means that you will be able to work in the field with external partners and other departments.  

 
Catherine Hesford, PhD Sport and Exercise Science
"I came to Essex to undertake multiple applied research projects with elite athlete populations, present my work at international conferences, and develop my critical thinking and research skills. As a result of this, I was able to secure a role as a Senior Performance Pathway Scientist, working within UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport, where my role involved providing technical and research support across multiple Olympic and Paralympic sports. I am currently Senior Talent Pathway Scientist at the FA."
Why study here?
  • Join our Health, Exercise and Active Lifestyle Unit (HEAL) to conduct innovative and world-leading research in areas such as green exercise.
  • Research the performance of elite athletes with our staff in the Sports Performance and Fatigue Unit (SPF).
  • Develop skills using state-of-the-art equipment in biomechanics, physiology, psychology and biochemistry.
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