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Sport and Exercise Degrees and Masters

Our Sport and Exercise Science courses focus on the scientific, health and business principles that underpin the sport and exercise industry.

Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses are practical-based, stimulating and research-informed – covering a range of topic areas including biomechanics, physiology and psychology.

During your studies you can make use of our purpose-built laboratories and sports zone on campus to develop your knowledge and understanding of the key issues within sport and exercise science.

Our range of courses, undergraduate and postgraduate, are as follows:

Undergraduate Sport and Exercise Programmes

Our Sport and Exercise Science course focuses on the scientific principles that underpin sport and exercise. Our course is practical-based, stimulating, well-structured and research-informed, covering a range of topic areas including biomechanics, physiology and psychology.

The BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching degree is designed to develop your key coaching skills, to understand participants and their sport and how to plan, deliver and review both short and long-term training programmes.

This BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation and Conditioning course is aimed at students who are committed to working with the public, athletes and populations of all ages to support improvements in the public’s health and wellbeing.

Our single honours degree in Sport Development and Physical Education explores the ways that sport, physical education and physical activity is delivered and organised across schools and local communities.

On our innovative Sport Business & Leadership (BA Hons) programme you will study the global sport business industry and have the option to study a variety of disciplines – from elite to grass roots including leadership, digital marketing, media, PR and brands to sports management, economics and events management. This course will not be running in September 2020. Applications are still being accepted for September 2021.

On Esports BSc (Hons) all the key components of the Esports live event industry are taught including games play, event production, hosting and casting, journalism, games psychology, business management and Esports technology support. Throughout your degree you will be hosting your own events, and as you progress you will support and run a series of larger live and on-line events. This course will not be running in September 2020. Applications are still being accepted for September 2021.

The Health Sciences BSc (Hons) offers students an in-depth study of the holistic nature of health and disease and a detailed coverage of the integrated health disciplines. These include: health psychology, health sociology, medical anthropology, human biology and physiology, human nutrition, public health, health promotion, health policy and biomedical ethics.

Studying Health Studies (Joint Honours) at the University of Northampton will provide you with the opportunity to explore the full range of this dynamic discipline. Our course is stimulating, well-structured and research-informed, covering the breadth of contemporary Health Studies.

Studying our Sports Studies Joint Honours course will give you the opportunity to combine your passion for sport with another subject as part of our Joint Honours programme.

Sports Studies and Business (Joint Honours) BA (Hons) provides a well rounded knowledge in both Business and Sports Studies, there is a strong emphasis on the application of theories and concepts to practical issues such as increasing sport participation, managing facilities generating income and marketing.

This Joint Honours provides a unique integrated course across two departments that allows you to combine study of sport from a social science perspective alongside gaining an insight into how people learn and how education systems work.

This Joint Honours course allows for you to study over two University department to gain an understanding of sport and managerial issues, this is developed through theoretical ideas and vocational learning.

This course will provide you with the chance to study across two departments to develop an understanding in human development, educational and sport issues. This course’s modules are flexible and allow you to tailor them to your interests and is ideal for those who want to study  diverse subject areas.

Postgraduate Sport and Exercise Programmes

The MSc/MA Sport has three distinct and separate pathways of study allowing you to focus on Sport Science or Sport Management or Sport Media & Digital Marketing. You can elect to take study topics in your chosen area of interest and it allows you to design your master’s degree to meet your career aspirations.

This course is designed to help you in your development to becoming an effective strength and conditioning coach. Based in Northampton, we have three professional sports clubs in the town and the University is surrounded by Olympic and Paralympic feeder clubs enabling you to develop skills and experience as an applied practitioner.

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