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Sport, Exercise and Performance

Learn what it means to study Sport and Exercise Sciences, and Sports Rehabilitation

Take a look at the courses we offer at AECC. Discover our evidence-based, practical approach to sport rehabilitation, improving elite sport, sports performance, public health, and the wellbeing of the population.

What is Sport and Exercise Science?

Sport Science, Exercise 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 and Exercise Science course covers a range of disciplines that include: Physiology, Biomechanics, Psychology, Sport Performance, Health and Wellbeing, Sport rehabilitation, Research and more.

What is Sport Rehabilitation?

Simply put Sport Rehabilitation is about both preventing injury, and helping athletes to recover effectively from injury. Our British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) accredited course develops the knowledge skills and expertise to provide specialist injury support and training to athletes and players in sporting environments.

What is Sport, Exercise and Performance psychology?

Performance psychology focuses on enhancing psychological performance across different performance environments. With sport psychology focusing on the performance needs of athletes, military psychology focusing on psychological performance in the military and exercise psychology exploring physical activity and exercise participation.

Why Study Sport , Exercise and Performance at AECC?

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

Hands on experience:

Our courses are built on our well-established reputation of practice-based learning. Gain applied practice and hands-on experience which will be crucial for your future career. Either as part of the University’s on-site sport rehabilitation service, or in sporting the delivering of sport and exercise science testing. 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 Human Performance Laboratory and integrated rehabilitation 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 domains including: sports military, medical professions, performing arts, emergency services, performance and business.

Outstanding career prospects

The Sport and Exercise Science course follows the British Association of Sport and Exercise (BASES) requirements for the first step in training to become a sport and exercise scientist. The Sport Rehabilitation Course allows graduates to register with BASRaT as a sport rehabilitator on completion of the course. With outstanding career prospects from all of our courses there is the potential to make a real difference in communities through the development of physical activity and public health programmes, pursue a career in high performance sport, or the broader sporting and talent development sectors.

Flexible online study

Our online Masters courses offer the opportunity to tailor your learning to your own needs. Giving you control of when your learning takes place allowing you to fit your studies into your life and other commitments.

What can you do with a degree in Sport and Exercise 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 and Exercise Science.

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.

Sport, Exercise and Performance courses

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

Explore the psychological factors that can affect health, wellbeing and performance in the military, as part of a supportive online learning community.

If you are looking for a career as a psychologist specialising in sport and performance, or physical activity and exercise, our British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited course could be for you.

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Open up rewarding career opportunities within the field of sport and exercise science with both scientific knowledge and practical expertise needed to succeed.

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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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