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Sport, Exercise and Health Science

Learn what it means to study Sport Exercise and Health Sciences

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, Sport Performance, Health and Wellbeing, Sport rehabilitation, Research and more.

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 Sport 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.

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.

Why become a Sport Scientist?

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

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Looking for more subjects?

We offer health education undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and professional short courses in the fields of chiropractic, medical imaging and radiology, psychology and sport, exercise and health science. Visit the subject areas that interests you and register your interest on a course.


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On Wednesday 20th March, we held our first AECC University College Student Engagement Conference. The theme for the day was ‘Sharing Best Practice in Student Engagement’ and all students and staff were welcome to be a part of it.

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