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'll have the opportunity to develop a fundamental understanding of sport management and development, coaching and physical education, and the sociology and psychology of sport. You will also develop an advanced understanding of at least one of these areas of study. You’ll 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.
In your first year you'll study introductory units in the key areas of sport management, coaching, development, sport psychology, the political and social context of sport, and research methods.
In your second year you'll have the opportunity to develop your areas of specialism through your choice of optional units connected to sport management, coaching, development, sport psychology and the social context of sport, health and physical activity.
In your final year you'll carry out a year-long research project and advance your studies in the areas of sport, health and the social sciences.
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 be able to use our £35 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.
Study in an enriched learning environment
You’ll learn from academics with expertise across sport, exercise, health and leisure. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.
Our researchers have specialisms in:
- sport and exercise science
- nutrition and metabolism
- sport management, marketing and media
- coaching and sport performance
- sport policy and international development
- health and physical activity
- research methods
Find out what our graduates go on to do
Prepare for your future
Graduates from our courses are in demand by a wide range of employers. This includes sport science support, 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 professional rugby union clubs
- UK professional football clubs