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BSc in Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

Brunel University London, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

September 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 24,489

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  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
The Brunel Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences BSc is designed for students interested in learning how sports science can be used to optimise athletic development, sport performance, as well as how it enhances health and wellbeing.
  • You’ll learn how the human body works on physiological, biomechanical and psychological levels and how to apply this knowledge to training methods, mental techniques and nutritional strategies that enable people to consistently perform at the upper ranges of their abilities.
  • Crucially, you’ll gain insight into how the mind and body respond to the demands of sport and exercise and how they react under intense conditions such as strenuous physical activity or competition.
  • Your studies will be supported by some of the best teaching and sports facilities in the UK that include our:
  • State-of-the-art physiology, biomechanics and psychology laboratories
  • World-class indoor athletics centre
  • International-standard 400m six-lane athletics track with full field event facilities
  • Large indoor netball hall
  • Multi-use sports centre equipped with squash, basketball and netball courts, as well as a superb climbing wall.
  • Members-only fitness suite featuring treadmills, cycles and rowing machines
  • A weight-training area with free and fixed weights
  • Grass and third-generation (3G) all-weather pitches
  • outdoor tennis courts
  • You'll also have the opportunity to carry out a placement as part of your degree, giving you the experience to create a stand-out CV. Our Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences BSc offers two placement options: you can choose to carry out two placements during the summer vacations within the three year degree, or a one year placement between years two and three, as part of a four year degree.
  • This course is endorsed by The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2023

UK entry requirements

  • GCE A Level BBC, including either Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Maths, Human Biology, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics, or PE.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DMM in Applied Science, Sport, Sport and Physical Activity or Sport and Exercise Science.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in Applied Science, Sport, Sport and Physical Activity or Sport and Exercise Science with an A Level at grade C in any subject.
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma M in Applied Science, Sport, Sport and Physical Education with two A Levels at grades BB.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 29 points including 5 at Higher Level in one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Maths, Physics, Human Biology, Psychology, Sport Science, Sociology or PE. GCSE English equivalent Standard Level 5 or Higher Level 4 and Mathematics Standard Level 4 or Higher Level 4
  • Obtain a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma in Bioscience, Health, Forensic Science, Nutrition, Psychology, Science or Sport course with 45 credits at Level 3.
  • Five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 or above are also required, including English Language and Maths.

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 92 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)
  • The course is designed to give you a solid understanding of the physiological, biomechanical and psychological factors that influence human movement and how these relate to sports performance, fitness and wellbeing. It will not only prepare you for jobs in the sports and health industry, but could also help you set new personal bests in your sport of choice.
  • In your first year, you’ll study core modules that will give you a fundamental knowledge across all the broad disciplines within sports, health and exercise sciences. 
  • In year 2, you’ll start to specialise in the areas of psychology, biomechanics and physiology. However, the flexibility of this course means that if you change your mind about the programme you wish to study, you can switch over to our Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Physical Education, Coaching and Social Issues) BSc programme in the second year if you wish. 
  • You’ll be able to select specific modules to focus on during your final year to further specialise your learning. You'll also carry out a major project in a topic of your choice.
  • This course can be studied 3 years full-time, 3 years full-time with placement or 4 years full-time with placement, starting in September.

Year 1

  • Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Biomechanics
  • Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • SP1600 - Introduction to the Psychology of Sport and Exercise
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing
  • Physical Education Policy and Pedagogy
  • Sport Development Issues and Policy

Year 2

  • The Application of Sport Science to Coaching: Working with Individuals
  • SP2604 - Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • SP2720 - Developing Research Methods and Data Analysis Skills
  • Graduate and Transferable Skills
  • SP2603 - Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing in the Life Course
  • SP2605 - Physiology of Sport and Exercise
  • SP2606 - The Psychology of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity: Theory and Application

Year 3

  • Employability and Professional Development
  • SP3604 - Issues in Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing
  • Advanced Research Methods and Data Analysis: Final Year Project


  • SP3608 - Advanced Biomechanics of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity
  • The Application of Sport Science to Coaching: Working with Teams
  • SP3606 - Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • SP3609 - Physiological Limitations to Human Performance
  • UK 
  • £9,250 full-time 
  • £1,385 placement year 
  • Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy. 
  • Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.

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