Studying Sport

Studying Sport

A strong scientific foundation in sport and an understanding of how it relates to human performance

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The Sport and Exercise Science degree provides a strong scientific foundation in sport and exercise-related science. It gives an understanding of how these relate to human performance and health. You'll learn about the key disciplines of sport and exercise science, including:

  • anatomy
  • physiology
  • biomechanics
  • psychology
  • bioenergetics and nutrition
  • strength and Conditioning

We teach the degree in our Faculty of Medical Sciences. It draws on our expertise in exercise physiology, nutrition, sport and health psychology, and biomechanics. 

Your degree includes:

  • seminars and workshops from industry partners and applied practitioners
  • opportunities to work with performance athletes from local sports clubs and the University's Team Newcastle
  • optional placement year between Stage 2 and Stage 3 of your degree
  • optional vocational modules to help you plan your career and boost your employability
  • a major research project, with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills you have learnt