Buckinghamshire New University
Campus: High Wycombe Campus , Buckinghamshire
Sports and Exercise Science
3.0 Years • 100% Funding Available
  • 7.3
    Student Satisfaction
  • 92%
  • £16,000
    Average Graduate Salary / Year

If you can see yourself helping athletes to unlock their full potential, then this BASES-endorsed programme is for you! You will explore the factors limiting sports performance, and develop strategies to overcome these limitations and break through performance plateaus. The best Sport and Exercise Scientists have learnt that this is only half the battle; to be successful you need to master the art of providing feedback, support and advice in a way that is beneficial and easy to understand for athletes and coaches. These skills are developed with experience and this programme will help you become a reflective practitioner. We will also provide you with opportunities to network with industry professionals, experiencing first-hand the highs and lows of working in performance sport.

What will this course cover?

You'll study key modules in sports nutrition and performance analysis, as well as biomechanics and kinesiology. The broad range of areas you'll cover ensures you get a taste of all areas of the sports science field gaining a thorough understanding along the way.

Throughout the degree programme you'll benefit from a variety of guest lectures from industry practitioners, field trips and have the chance to attend sport and exercise science conferences.

Gain additional qualifications
During this course you will learn about the science behind sports performance, exercise and health. You'll spend time working in the Human Performance Laboratory and have the opportunity to get your L2 Gym Instructor and L3 Exercise Referral Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) qualifications. These are embedded into the curriculum and are offered at no extra cost.

A well connected teaching staff
To assist your professional skills, teachers will involve you in their ongoing research and consultancy enabling you to network and take advantage of potential career related opportunities. These may include lab internships and placement opportunities within sport teams and organisations.


  • Professional and Academic Skills for Sport
  • Bioenergetics of Human Movement
  • Data Analysis in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Foundations of Biomechanics
  • Foundations of Exercise Physiology (optional)
  • Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Functional Anatomy and Kinanthropometry
  • Research in Sport and Exercise
  • Applied Exercise Physiology
  • Applied Sport and Performance Psychology (optional)
  • Applied Strength and Conditioning (optional)
  • Biomechanics and Kinesiology
  • Cognition and Emotion in Sport and Exercise Psychology (optional)
  • Exercise Prescription and Instruction
  • Performance Analysis in Sport (optional)
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Professional Development and Employability (optional)
  • Research Dissertation
  • Applied Performance Analysis in Sport (optional)
  • Contemporary Coaching Issues (optional)
  • Exercise Referral (optional)
  • Professional Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology (optional)
  • Sports Injury and Rehabilitation (optional)
  • Working with a Client

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Having studied at Bucks, you will be associated with a university that has been a pioneer in sport-related studies for over 15 years. We have a strong reputation for our sport courses and as a graduate you’ll be able to make full use of our partnerships with public and private sector sport organisations both nationally and internationally. Previous graduates have gone on to work in strength and conditioning at the English Institute of Sport, as research assistants at international universities and a performance analysts with sports teams such as Watford Football Club.

When you finish this course you’ll have acquired the specific skills necessary to work in the fitness industry, health promotion and exercise referral initiatives. Graduates will also be well suited to careers in sports development and personal training. You may choose to go into sports science support for individual athletes or teams delivering fitness testing, strength and conditioning programmes.

Additionally, you will be able to take on a range of professional and postgraduate qualifications such as the PGCE in Physical Education.

Do I Have To Pay?

Not if you are a National of one of the following countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

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After submitting your application to the University, and being accepted, Ucademics will guide you through all the steps needed for you to apply to the student finance program.

UK and European Union students are eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan given by a British Government Organization called Student Finance England, which is paid directly to your university, independent of your grades or your family’s income.

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The tuition fees might be subject to minor increases each year due to inflation.

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Buckinghamshire New University
High Wycombe Campus
Queen Alexandra Road
High Wycombe
HP11 2JZ
HP11 2JZ
01494 522 141
01494 605 023

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