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Sport and Exercise Science Degree Courses

Want to take your sporting talent to a higher level? Or develop your love of sport and exercise into a career?

A sports science degree from University College Bishop Burton (UCBB) is a great start.

You’ll be able to take advantage of our great facilities, including our state-of-the-art Sports and Health Science Centre, with its sophisticated sports science lab, and our exceptional range of outdoor pitches.

Our sports degrees are taught by expert lecturers and coaches, who are all active players and coaches, with valuable industry knowledge and contacts.

You can choose from sports management degrees and sports therapist courses, as well as courses in rehabilitation, nutrition strength and conditioning to prepare you for your future career.

Sports academies

If you want to see how far you could progress within your sport, then our sports academy degree pathway could be right for you. It would enable you to combine your studies with playing for your club, county or country.

Make your career in sport

Whatever you’re sporting career ambition, you can achieve your full potential at UCBB. Our degrees in sport and exercise science open up career opportunities such as:

  • Sports development worker
  • Physiotherapist
  • Sports therapist
  • Sports coach
  • Youth sport co-ordinator
  • Sports teacher

Well-connected sports science degrees

We have great partnerships with professional teams, national governing bodies, regional sports development, and leading sports and exercise businesses. This gives our students access to great training and playing opportunities and to good quality internships. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in study trips to further your knowledge, such as exploring BODY WORLDS in Amsterdam.

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Student Profiles

Ben Wood HNC Sport Exercise

Ben Wood - HNC in Sport and Exercise

"We're able to use facilities and pitches which even semi-professional/professional clubs may not have access to and we’re getting access to that every day.

"You also have the opportunity to talk more in-depth to your lecturers, something that you may not get to do at a bigger university. It makes me feel valued."

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Meet your tutors

Craig Fairbairn Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science square

Craig Fairbairn

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science

Sports performance analysis expert Craig, enjoyed an exciting career working with Hull Kingston Rovers, Hull City FC Academy and New Zealand Rugby League before joining the UCBB team. 

Boasting a PhD in Performance Analysis from the University of Hull, Craig is our resident specialist in sports performance analysis, heading up all performance analysis elements of UCBB’s Sports and Exercise Science programmes. 

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