Combine your practical experiences from your training and coaching environments with the academic study of the factors that influence high performance sport.
You’ll integrate the study of high performance sport with your own experience as an athlete, coach or practitioner. You'll develop skills and knowledge in athlete training, competition and contemporary sports performance issues. You’ll explore a wide range of sports performance subjects and examine how these disciplines are integrated across a diverse range of sporting contexts.
From the start of the course, you will explore fundamental sport and research topics. You’ll gain a wide range of study skills to prepare you for a variety of sport-related careers. It will appeal if you’re performing at a high standard in your chosen sport. The course attracts athletes and professional players (sometimes retired) who are considering academic study to support future career aspirations.
In your first and second years you'll gain an in-depth understanding of sports performance through exploring a broad set of academic disciplines such as physiology, psychology, sport coaching and development, whilst developing knowledge in areas such as training principles, sport career transitions, performance analysis, and strength and conditioning.
BSc (Hons) one year
On completion of the foundation degree at the required academic standard, you may progress to the one-year BSc (Hons) Sport (Sports Performance) (Work-based Learning) course.
You'll build on the expertise acquired from earlier study and develop the analytical and reflective skills valued by employers. You will be further challenged and inspired to think critically about sports performance and you will carry out a year-long project.
Taking part in our sports
We have various priority sports in which a Head Coach is employed. The University of Bath is home to many student athletes who show exceptional achievement and potential in both their academic and sporting endeavours. Acceptance of a place on this foundation degree does not guarantee you a place within our priority sports.
If you take part in a non-priority sport, then you may consider joining any of the existing Students’ Union sports clubs.
The course has been designed for those who wish to continue their education alongside sports training and performance. The Sports Performance cohort is a great mix of competitive and like-minded student athletes.
Use specialist facilities
You'll have access to facilities that support your learning, depending on your course these include:
- biomechanics and physiology laboratories
- field testing equipment
- performance analysis cameras and software
- equipment specific to your context
You’ll also 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