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Studying Sport

Gain a strong scientific foundation in sport. Learn how it relates to human performance.

Your Sports and Exercise Science degree

Our degree gives you a strong scientific foundation in sport and exercise-related science. You’ll gain an understanding of how these relate to human performance and health.

You'll learn about the key disciplines of sport and exercise science. These include:

  • anatomy
  • physiology
  • psychology
  • bioenergetics
  • strength and conditioning

Renowned faculty

We teach the degree in our renowned Faculty of Medical Sciences. It draws on our expertise in:

  • exercise physiology
  • nutrition
  • sport and health psychology
  • biomechanics

We draw on expertise of world-leading research scientists from the Faculty. We work with practitioners within elite sport and public health.

Emma Stevenson, Professor of Sport and Exercise Science

Degree opportunities

Your degree includes:

  • seminars and workshops from industry partners and applied practitioners
  • opportunities to work with performance athletes
  • 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 research project, with opportunity to apply knowledge and skills you have learnt

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World-class facilities

Newcastle University has recently invested £30m in developing its sports facilities.

This means that as a sports student, you can now access a range of cutting-edge labs and research spaces.

These support your practical work and final year research project. They include:

  • biomechanics and exercise physiology laboratories
  • gait track
  • wet lab
  • environmental chamber
  • performance suite

We provide our students with the best learning experience.