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Sport, exercise and health undergraduate virtual experience

Get to know our courses, study opportunities and students without having to step foot on campus.

View courses starting in 2021

Welcome to the Department for Health


Deputy Head of Department for Health, Dr Polly McGuigan provides an introduction to the Department for Health 3.

Choosing undergraduate sport at Bath


Our undergraduate students provide an overview of our sport courses and discuss their experiences at the University of Bath 3.

Get an introduction to our courses

Our courses cover sport, exercise and health, coaching, management, leisure and physical activity, and how the body works. You don’t need to be good at sport to take a sports degree.


Explore our placements

Some of our courses can be taken with a year spent gaining valuable experience with a placement year.


Pump up your CV

A placement year is a great way to gain some professional experience and could make your CV stand out from the crowd. Benefits include:

  • finding out more about the world of work
  • explore your career direction
  • make professional contacts

Support at every step

You'll be supported by our Placements Team during before, during and after your placement.

Our support includes:

  • Placement options brainstorming in Year 1
  • CV and interview help in Year 2
  • Regular contact with you on placement in Year 3
  • Final year debrief

Placement destinations

Our students have taken placements across a number of sectors. Examples include:

  • Cancer Research UK
  • Harbour Sport
  • Nike
  • McLaren Human Performance
  • Peak Centre for Human Performance Ottawa
  • UK football and rugby union clubs
  • Under Armour
  • Western Australia Institute of Sport

Placement experience


Hear from our dedicated Health Placements Officer, Toby Wellington, about taking a placement during your studies at Bath 3.

Our graduate destinations

Find our where our graduates go.


  • Work, combined and further study - 60%
  • Further study only - 13%
  • Other (including travelling) - 0%
  • Unemployed - 7%
  • Unknown - 20%

Sport and Exercise Science

Graduate destination information for Sport and Exercise Science students who graduated in the summer 2017. ^1

  • Work, combined and further study - 50%
  • Further study only - 21%
  • Other (including travelling) - 0%
  • Unemployed - 0%
  • Unknown - 29%

Sport and Social Sciences

Graduate destination information for Sport and Social Sciences (now Sport Management and Coaching) students who graduated in the summer 2017. ^2

What our sport, exercise and health students say


As you can't meet our students in person quite yet, listen to them talk about life on their course at Bath 3.

Our student bloggers

Our students share their study experience and time spent on placement and year abroad.


Our Sports Training Village

When you study at Bath, you'll have access to our recently renovated £35 million Sports Training Village.


Aerial Views of the University of Bath Campus showing buildings, landscaping, new developments and surrounding areas. Main focus STV, Sports Training Village. Running track. Athletics pitch. 3G pitch.

Our wide range of facilities include and olympic-sized London 2012 Legacy Pool, high performance and general fitness gyms and an outdoor floodlit 400m athletics track.

Explore the University of Bath

Get to know more about our campus Find out more about our community, applying to Bath and the support you'll get.

Contact us

If you have any questions, get in touch with our Department or Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach team.


1 Graduate destinations information for the courses: BSc and MSci Sport and Exercise Science. Data only includes destinations for first degree UK and Other EU domiciled students. View data source.

2 Graduate destinations information for the courses: BA Sport and Social Sciences (now offered as BSc Sport Management and Coaching). Data only includes destinations for first degree UK and Other EU domiciled students. View data source.

3 Information correct at time of production. Views and opinions expressed by the participants in these films are their own and not necessarily those of the University of Bath.