Sport, Exercise and Health Science Courses

Learn what it means to study Sport Exercise and Health Sciences, and take a look at the courses we offer at AECC. Discover our evidence-based, practical approach to improving elite sport, sports performance, public health, and the wellbeing of the population.

What is Sport, Exercise and Health Science?

Sport Science, Exercise Science, Health Science, Performance Science you may have heard of these practices but what do they mean, how do they differ and why would you want to study them?

At AECC our Sport, Exercise and Health Science courses cover a range of disciplines that include: Physiology, Biomechanics, Psychology, Sports Performance, Health and Wellbeing, Sports rehabilitation, Research and more.

Our Courses

Undergraduate Study

Postgraduate Study

Professional athlete being tested in the sports performance centre at AECC

Why Study Sport, Exercise and Health Science at AECC?

Here are just some of the reasons why you should consider studying Sport, Exercise and Health Science at AECC University College:

  • On site clinical training:

Our courses are built on our well-established reputation of clinical-based learning. Learn at one of the largest placement clinics in Europe. Gain applied practice and hands-on experience which will be crucial for your future career. One of the exciting things about these courses is that they are tailored to your needs and interests, meaning you are fully equipped for future employability.

  • State of the art facilities

With access to our state-of-the-art facilities and labs based on our Parkwood Campus, including our Sports Performance Centre, you’ll be developing as a professional in an environment rich with opportunities.

  • We’re well connected

You’ll make the most of our local partnerships with professional sports clubs, local sports academies, as well as talented individual athletes and performers.

  • Teaching expertise

Our teaching and academic staff have a wealth of knowledge and experience, working with a range of impressive clients. All staff have worked with individual performers across a broad range of sports, armed services, medical professions, performing arts and business.

  • Outstanding career prospects

The courses follow the British Association of Sport and Exercise (BASES) requirements for the first step in training to become a sport and exercise scientist. With outstanding career prospects from all of these courses there is the potential to make a real difference in communities through the development of physical activity programmes, public health programmes and exercise initiatives, or even pursue a career in high performance sport, or the broader sporting and talent development sectors.

What can you do with a degree in Sport, Exercise and Health Science?

Career prospects in Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences are plentiful with many options open to graduates. With the knowledge and expertise learnt from studying at AECC University College, graduates go on to work in a wide array of industries such as: elite sport and performance, clinical exercise, health and fitness, research, teaching, coaching, sports development and really anything that requires knowledge of Sport, Exercise and Health.

Find more about career pathways and job prospects in our careers posters below:

Work in elite sport and performance

Work in clinical exercise, health and fitness

Work in research, teaching, coaching and sport development

What is the difference between a sport scientist and an exercise scientist?

These similar professions both use their understanding of the human body and mind to improve mental and physical health. However, Sport scientists generally focus on supporting and enhancing sporting performance, often in athletes and sports teams, while Exercise Scientists look to manage, improve or rehabilitate the health and wellbeing of the general population, as well as those with temporary and lifelong health conditions.

Find out more about these career paths in our videos below.

 

Why become a Sports Scientist?

Gain a broad understanding of core scientific disciplines underpinning sport, exercise and health science.

 

In this video Phill Heritage, Course Lead for the BSc (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Health Science course explains what makes a career as a Sport Scientist so exciting and fulfilling - and how you can get there.

"Being a Sport Scientist is great if you want to be involved in professional sport. You can travel the world, work with some really high-profile people and experience the feeling of being in a stadium full of people. There's nothing like it."

Why become an Exercise Scientist?

Transform health and recovery through exercise and physical activity interventions.

 

Micah Atkinson is Course Leader for our BSc (Hons) Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation Science degree. In this video, he tells us more about the role of an Exercise Scientist and what makes it such a varied and exciting career. 

"I would recommend thinking about becoming an Exercise Scientist if you have an interest in exercise, health care, performance - and you're looking to make a difference. If you're an empathetic person and you're looking to make a difference in the community that you work in and improve the quality of people's lives, this career could be right for you."

Sport, Exercise and Health Science degrees and MSc courses

BSc (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Health Science
UNDERGRADUATE

BSc (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Health Science

Gain a broad understanding of core scientific disciplines underpinning sport, exercise and health science.

BSc (Hons) Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation Science
UNDERGRADUATE

BSc (Hons) Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation Science

Be at the forefront of transforming health and recovery, using evidence-based exercise and physical activity interventions and recovery strategies.

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology
UNDERGRADUATE

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology

Increase your understanding of the factors both influencing and determining performance and participation in sport, exercise and physical activity.

BSc (Hons) Sports Rehabilitation
UNDERGRADUATE

BSc (Hons) Sports Rehabilitation

Develop the skills, knowledge and expertise to contribute to the exciting and rapidly developing field of musculoskeletal management and rehabilitation.

MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)
POSTGRADUATE

MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)

The MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) is a 2 year qualifying course for graduates with a relevant degree, providing the opportunity to undertake a physiotherapy course leading...

MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology
POSTGRADUATE

MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology

The MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology will provide you with the opportunity to extend your contemporary understanding and application of sport and exercise psychology in...

MSc Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation
POSTGRADUATE

MSc Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation

The MSc Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation will further develop your knowledge, practical skills and expertise relating to rehabilitation in sport and exercise domains.

MSc Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy
POSTGRADUATE

MSc Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy

This highly practical course will equip you with a unique set of skills within the field of sport and exercise rehabilitation and will prepare you...

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