B.Sc. Sports Science

  • On Campus
  • 36 months
  • GBP10350 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
University of Greenwich | London, United Kingdom
This programme provides educational opportunities for sports-orientated candidates. The first year provides a foundation in sports science with the focus on the development of key skills and an appropriate knowledge base for the subject area.

Description of Sports Science


This programme provides educational opportunities for sports-orientated candidates. The first year provides a foundation in sports science with the focus on the development of key skills and an appropriate knowledge base for the subject area. You will study a range of topics and also engage in a variety of practical activities that support, integrate and develop theoretical and skills-based experience. The second year builds on the knowledge and skills developed and progresses to more advanced study. Practical classes form a significant part of the programme in the second year. Students in the final year may select options that enable them to follow their own particular interests.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide you with a knowledge of sports nutrition, biomechanics, anatomy, physiology and psychology as well as sports performance analysis
  • To provide you with a comprehensive practical experience relevant to working with and assessing sports participants
  • To enable you to develop the necessary professional and reflective skills through a variety of stimulating and varied learning environments that can be built on throughout your professional life
  • To enhance self reflection, critical thinking skills and independent learning.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 10350 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2016
Duration full-time 36 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Year 1

  • Introduction to Performance Analysis (30 credits)
  • Human Physiology (15 credits)
  • Physiological Basis of Sport and Exercise Performance (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Sports and Exercise Psychology (15 credits)
  • Research Methods 1 (30 credits)
  • Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics 1(15 credits)

Year 2

  • Sport and Exercise Nutrition (15 credits)
  • Sport and Exercise Physiology (15 credits)
  • Exercise Testing and Training (15 credits)
  • Applied Performance Analysis (15 credits)
  • Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics 2 (15 credits)
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology 1 (15 credits)
  • Research Methods 2 (30 credits)

Optional Sandwich Year (Work Placement)

Final Year

  • Final Year Project (30 credits)
  • Planning for Personal and Professional Development (15 credits)
  • Five 15-credit options from: Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition; Muscle Physiology and Training; Control and Disorders of Movement; Advanced Sports Physiology; Current Issues in Sport & Exercise Psychology; Analysis and Training of Performance; Sport Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation (75 credits)

English Language Requirements


IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Sports Science

Applicants should have:

300 UCAS points

FROM two science A-levels, for example from biology, sports science, physical education, human biology, mathematics, physics (or similar)

OR BTEC National, DVCE or Advanced GNVQ grades, or equivalent qualifications will be considered

PLUS at least five GCSEs at grade C or above including English and science (or equivalent). Mathematics GSCE must be at Grade B or equivalent.

• We welcome applications from mature students.

Work Experience for Sports Science

No work experience is required.

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