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Sport Management and Coaching BSc (Hons)

3 years, starting in September 2020

This course is closed to applications from Home (UK) and EU students for September 2020 entry. We are still accepting applications from overseas students.

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.


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:

  • BUPA
  • Cambridge Medical Robotics
  • Coaches Voice
  • Hawk-Eye Innovations
  • MoveGB
  • Sports Surgery Clinic
  • Department of Health & Social Care
  • UK premiership Rugby union clubs
  • UK Premier League football clubs
Find out what our graduates go on to do

Course structure

This course lasts 3 years. It starts in September 2020 and ends in 2023. Welcome week starts on 21 September 2020.

Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to