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Sport at Northampton

The team behind you

Whether you want to teach the next generation of sports people, help athletes to reach their potential or rehabilitate sports injuries, or if you see yourself reporting on matches in professional clubs, promoting teams or becoming a coach, with the right course and a strong team backing you up, you can achieve your sporting dreams.

Sport courses we offer

Studying a sport course with us will equip you with the right knowledge and practical experience to go after your sports ambitions with confidence. Please select the course you are interested in from the list below to view the full course details.

Undergraduate sports courses at the University of Northampton Postgraduate sports courses at the University of Northampton

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  • Our sports graduates have gone on to achieve some amazing things.  Read about our current students and graduates below and also on our news stories.

    Matthew Derrig

    View Matthew’s full story on our YouTube channel. 

    Matt Taberner

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    Matt studied our BSc Sport and Exercise Science course and currently works as the Head of Sport and Exercise Science at Everton FC.

    “The University of Northampton gave me the underpinning knowledge to progress to the next level of academic study. I hope to continue to develop my knowledge base and apply my experience in elite sport.”

    Read more on Matt’s story.

    Jon Finn

    Jon studied on our Joint Sports Studies and Health Studies course and currently works as a Golf Psychology Consultant to The Professional Golf Association of Great Britain and Ireland.

    Jon student story sports courses“My lecturers had great experience in using sport psychology methods in the real world – not just in a lecture theatre or laboratory – which was extremely insightful.”

    Read more on Jon’s story.

    Taylor Kennedy-Hoyland

    Taylor is a graduate of our Sports Development and Physical Education course.

    Sports graduate Taylor Kennedy“The lecturers have been incredibly supportive. From learning how to approach different teaching styles and how to teach in a variety of ways I feel I have learnt a lot about myself in terms of my own style of teaching, whilst increasing my confidence through completing a work placement.”

  • Our new Waterside Campus, opening in September 2018, will include a multi-use sports dome designed to Sport England dimensions, all-weather pitch and sports performance labs, so there has never been a better time to join our sports courses at University of Northampton.

    Waterside Sports building

    The Waterside Campus is also perfectly located to allow easy access to all of the town centre’s sporting facilities.

    Visit our Hello Waterside site to find out about our sports facilities and teaching spaces.

  • We’re one of only two universities in the UK to offer access to free sports to all our students, and we’re happy to say the Students’ Union will be continuing to offer this when we move to Waterside in September 2018.

    Sports at Students Union

    If you choose to join a team, our Stallions Sports Clubs receive free professional coaching sessions at training every week, all match day costs and all transport costs paid for too. Visit the University of Northampton Students’ Union for further information.

  • Northampton football club


    We have an exciting partnership with our local football team, the Northampton Town Football club. Visit their website to stay up to date on all the latest Northampton Football club news, get the latest dates on upcoming matches and to book tickets to their next football game.

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    Northampton has a lot to offer in terms of sports clubs to visit and activities to take part in whilst you’re studying. We have good links with local sports organisations and can support you in looking for work experience, volunteering, internships or placements in the local area.


    Northampton is the home of British motor sport at Silverstone Racing, Northampton Town Football Club, Northampton Saints rugby, Santa Pod Raceway and many more. If extreme sports are more your thing, we have The Pinnacle Climbing Centre, Nene Whitewater Rafting Centre, Radlands Skate Plaza and Milton Keynes Snowdome is less than 20 minutes away by train.


    View our Northamptonshire Sports map  to explore what Northamptonshire has to offer.


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