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BSC (Hons) inSport and Exercise Science (Blended Learning)

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Sheffield Hallam University validates this highly practical three-year Sport and Exercise Science Top-Up degree course. It allows students to learn the knowledge and practical skills integral to competitive sport, health, and fitness and are required to pursue a career in the industry.

Our flexible blended degree programmes offer the perfect combination of online/ distance learning and contact day attendance. They are ideal for those balancing their studies alongside professional or sporting commitments or those who wish to study more flexibly.

This programme enables a higher level of multidisciplinary study of sport and exercise science. You will gain an advanced understanding of core principles in exercise physiology and nutrition, strength and conditioning and performance analysis. You will also complete a research project (dissertation) in the final year.

Awarded by:Sheffield Hallam University

Key Facts

Start Dates:

  • September 2024



Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time

Course Duration:

3 Years

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In Year 1, you’ll develop your knowledge of key physical and social sciences principles and link this to applied sport and physical activity scenarios. You’ll build on your knowledge of human physiology and psychology and their application to sport and exercise. You will also develop your research, analysis, and academic skills.

Through Year 2, you’ll advance your knowledge of the core sport science disciplines and explore multidisciplinary studies applying your knowledge to sporting scenarios. You will also develop practical skills related to sport and exercise science data collection and interpretation.

In your final year, you’ll design and carry out an individual research project and study in-depth issues in sport and exercise science in a subject area of your choice. You will also complete more in-depth modules exploring the key areas of interdisciplinary approaches to sport and exercise science.

With many practical and hands-on learning experiences, your contact days will involve hands-on learning in our specialist practical facilities.

  • The fully equipped Strength and Conditioning and rehabilitation suite features Olympic weightlifting platforms and an anti-gravity treadmill.
  • An industry-standard Sports and Exercise Therapy suite and a Sports Therapy Clinic access.
  • A Biomechanics Suite with a Qualisys 3D motion capture analysis system.
  • State-of-the-art physiology lab allowing for environmental manipulations, physiological analysis, and performance testing.
  • A Foresight golf simulator with video analysis performance data capture.
  • Performance analysis suite allowing for live, real-time capturing and analysis of sports events.
  • World class sports training facilities, including sports halls and artificial pitches.

Our highly experienced industry experts and academics will guide you through your learning, including lectures, seminars, online activities, practical activities, laboratory skills, peer-group learning and independent study.

You will undertake various assessments, including professional discussions, practicals, portfolios, consultations, essays, and presentations.



  • Scientific Principles for Sport
  • The Impact of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Scientific Principles for Health
  • Coaching Sport and Physical Activity


  • Applied Sport and Exercise Science
  • Optimising Wellbeing
  • Multidisciplinary Approaches to Sport and Exercise
  • Analysis of Sport and Games


  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Sport and Exercise Science
  • Performance Analysis of Sport
  • Independent Project in Sport and Physical Activity
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Sport and Physical Activity


96 UCAS points

GCSEs or equivalent in English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above.


Following completion of this course, students may apply to study at the master’s (MSc/MA) level or look to gain employment within the sport science industry or other graduate roles.

Course Costs

Programme Costs (Per Year):

  • Full Time (FT):

  • UK / EU Residents: £8,950
  • Non EU: £12,500

The fees and information stated on this page are for the 2023/24 academic year and may change for the 2024/25 academic year. We will update fee and course information for 2024/25 as soon as it is available.

You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included, while studying a course within the sports department are listed below:

  • DBS checks, where required, are included in the fees.
  • The cost of all assessments at first attempt are included in your course fees, but if you do not pass at first attempt, you will be responsible for resit fees at a cost of £40 per module.
  • Field trips are available throughout your programme. Whilst these are not compulsory to complete the degree programme, where a field trip is present costs are normally covered but you are expected to make a contribution towards food, which varies depending on duration of the trip.
  • The department runs a number of additional visits/ workshops/ qualifications for which students are not usually asked for payment. A refundable deposit may be required which is normally around £20. The deposit is refunded upon attendance/ successful completion of the course. There may be some food and drink costs and you should budget for day trips, which will vary depending on duration and venue.
  • All work is electronically submitted, however you will need to provide a printed copy of your final dissertation and a poster. The estimated cost for this is around £20-£25 per student in the final year.
  • You are required to purchase departmental kit for practical activities associated with your course (e.g. coaching, lab sessions, fitness testing). The price will be around £30-£100 depending on items ordered.

Please click here for a full breakdown of our fees policy

Find out more about the course costs and Financial Support available, or contact our Undergraduate Admission Team for more information.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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