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.
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.
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.
We have strong links with a number of sports organisations, many of which sit on the University’s doorstep. These include the National Sports Centre at Bisham Abbey, home to several governing bodies of sport, and Stoke Mandeville Hospital, birthplace of the Paralympics.
You’ll have the opportunity to blend academic study with a professional sports environment. The University hosts the Reading Ladies Football Club Senior Academy and also the pro basketball team, Surrey United.
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.