BSc (Hons) Sport Science at Manchester Metropolitan University

Why choose the BSc (Hons) Sport Science at MMU?

  • This course has been endorsed by the British Association of Sport Exercise Sciences (BASES), ensuring that graduates are prepared for entry into employment within sport and exercise science.
  • Flexible assignment deadlines to fit around your other commitments.
  • Exit awards available at CertHE, DipHE and BSc (Hons)
  • Taught in a brand new £10 million Exercise and Sport Science Centre

What will I be studying?

After an initial compulsory attendance at the induction, the course is taught mainly via distance-learning. At Certificate and Diploma levels, there is one mandatory residential week at the Crewe campus. At BSc level, there are two mandatory residentials each lasting 4-5 days.

Your distance learning materials will include workbooks, CD-ROMs, videos and textbooks which will be mailed out to you, and online materials which are available through a web-based virtual learning environment. Tutorial support is available via email, telephone and in person at the Crewe campus with specialist tutors for each unit of study.

You will study physiology, biomechanics and psychology throughout the course and you will be encouraged to consider how to combine knowledge from these disciplines to enhance sports performance, health and well-being. The course has three option strands which will allow you to study units focused on coaching, sports injury or motor control. The course has a strong practical and applied philosophy and therefore involves a large proportion of practical laboratory experience.

In Years 2 and 3 you will be able to direct your studies towards a Sport and Exercise Science degree or an Exercise and Sport Science degree by selecting the corresponding route at the end of Year 1.

Career Opportunities

The creation of the UK and National Sports Institutes, the release of National Lottery funds to National Governing Bodies to fund World-Class Performance Plans, the Health of the Nation strategy, the growth of exercise-based GP referral schemes and the London 2012 Olympic Games is expected to generate a range of vocational demands for which this course will offer preparation.

91%* of leisure, exercise and sports science graduates go straight into employment and/or further study.

*Source: DLHE survey 2009 for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known

Further Information and contact details

  • Visit the MMU website: click here
  • For further information contact Damian Keil: 0161 247 5533