Develop a critical and practical understanding of sport management and development, coaching, physical education and the sociology and psychology of sport.
This degree is designed for those who wish to examine the role of sport, health and physical activity within society.
You will have the opportunity to develop a fundamental understanding of sport management and development, coaching and physical education, and the sociology and psychology of sport, and an advanced understanding of at least one of these areas of study. You will consider the contributions sport makes to society and assess whether and how sport can be improved. You will study against the backdrop of the University’s world-class multi-sport training environment.
Your first year will introduce you to the main areas of study on the course. In year two and final year, you will have the opportunity to specialise your studies and to develop and apply research skills. Key employability skills such as problem solving, communication, self-confidence, and data analysis will be emphasised throughout the course.
Students in the past have gone on to careers in fields such as sport performance, sport marketing, community sport, and teaching, among others. Graduates have also pursued further study in a number of different areas.
You’ll learn from academics with expertise across sport, exercise and health. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.
Our researchers in the Department for Health have specialisms in:
- injuries and illness
- physical culture
- sports performance
- disability, sport and health
- nutrition and metabolism
As a student on one of our sport, exercise and health courses, you may have access to facilities that support your learning, including laboratories with specialist equipment and the latest technology: Applied Biomechanics Laboratory, Applied Physiology Laboratory, Biochemistry Laboratory, Metabolic Research Laboratory, and a dedicated movement analysis suite.
You’ll also be able to use our £30 million Sports Training Village based on campus. This provides you with access to the some of the best sport and exercise facilities in the UK, accommodating more than 50 sports. We regularly host major international competitions and provide a dedicated sports training space.
Find out what our graduates go on to do
Graduates from our courses are in demand by a wide range of employers. This includes public health, exercise medicine and rehabilitation, sports management, sports coaching and development.
Graduates from our sport, exercise and health courses have gone on to work for:
- Cambridge Medical Robotics
- Coaches Voice
- Hawk-Eye Innovations
- Sports Surgery Clinic
- Department of Health & Social Care
- UK premiership Rugby union clubs
- UK Premier League football clubs