C609 with placement
3 years full-time
4 years full-time with placement
6 years part-time
UK / EU £9,250
The Brunel Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences BSc gives students interested in pursuing careers in the sports and fitness industries a strong foundation in the sciences behind sport and exercise and how they relate to human performance and health.
You’ll learn how the human body works on physiological, biomechanical and psychological levels and how this can be applied to improve athletic performance, prevent injury, speed up rehabilitation and promote fitness and wellbeing.
You’ll develop the skills needed to monitor, evaluate, and enhance sport and exercise performance in laboratory and field settings and to design and conduct experiments with due regard for appropriate protocols, safety and participant consent.
Your studies will be further enhanced by some of the best sports facilities in the UK including our:
We offer three study options. You can choose three years full-time, six years part-time or four years full-time with a one-year professional placement between years two and three that will give you the chance to apply what you’ve learned to real-life situations.
You can explore our campus and facilities for yourself by taking our virtual tour.
The course is designed to give you a solid understanding of the physiological, biomechanical and psychological factors that govern human movement and how these relate to sports performance, fitness and wellbeing. It will not only prepare you for jobs in the sports industry but could help you set new personal bests in your sports of choice.
Work for your Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences degree consists of compulsory and optional modules and a final dissertation.
Optional modules are indicative and available subject to numbers.
This course can be studied 3 years full-time, 4 years full-time with placement or 6 years part-time, starting in September.
This course has a placement option. Find out more about work placements available.
Read more about the structure of undergraduate degrees at Brunel.
This pathway is broad-based and will prepare you for a career in a diverse range of fields. You may wish to continue your education further by studying a postgraduate course. You could find your career in coaching, consultancy, fitness testing and training, sport development or sport management. Examples of graduate schemes include the Greenwich Leisure Limited Trainee Manager Graduate Scheme or the Police Now National Graduate Leadership Programme.
Five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 or above are also required, including English Language and Maths.
Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants as well as our full GCSE requirements and accepted equivalencies in place of GCSEs.
A commitment to sport or exercise is expected from all applicants.
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.
You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.
Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason. We offer our own BrunELT English test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options through our Brunel Language Centre.
Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review, and may change.
£1,000 placement year
Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home/EU undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy. International fees will increase annually, by no more than 5% or RPI (Retail Price Index), whichever is the greater.
More information on any additional course-related costs.
See our fees and funding page for full details of undergraduate scholarships available to Brunel applicants.
Our staff have national and international reputations for their research, publications and applied work. Many are accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), the British Psychological Society (BPS) or the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which enables them to work with high-performance athletes from a wide variety of sports – and many of them do. This means that your education will be at the forefront of scholarship and practice, covering the most up-to-date industry knowledge.
Your courses will consist of lectures, seminars, workshops, laboratory and practical sessions, online leaning and computer-assisted sessions to teach quantitative data collection and analysis and computer simulation.
We constantly review our teaching methods in response to student feedback in view of developing and improving them.
Should you need any non-academic support during your time at Brunel, the Student Support and Welfare Team are here to help.
Modules are assessed by combinations of individual and group projects, oral presentations, case studies, report writing, and examinations. In the final year you are also required to write a dissertation.
Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.
Psychology (Sport, Health and Exercise) BSc