Taught course

Sports Sciences (with named pathways)

University of Chester · Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Entry requirements

Minimum of lower second class honours degree (2:2), or equivalent, in sport and exercise sciences, physiology, psychology, coaching, biomechanics or related disciplines.

Sports Biomechanics; Performance Analysis of Sport; Physiology; Sports Nutrition; Strength and Conditioning.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme has been designed to enable students to develop a range of discipline-specific abilities and apply them to selected areas of special interest for more advanced study of the physiological, nutritional, performance analysis, biomechanical or psychological factors that might influence sports performance.

As well as increasing theoretical and empirical knowledge within the area, the programme comprises of a range of core modules designed to provide opportunities for students to enhance their abilities in a range of transferable skills and to develop in students the basic competencies that will aid their personal development should they wish to pursue BASES accreditation in the future.

The addition of an experiential learning placement within the course and an opportunity to work within the Sports Science Support Unit means that this course also provides invaluable practical experience.

Programme Structure:

Core Modules: Research Methods; The Applied Sports Scientist Core Competencies; Experiential Learning in Applied Sporting Performance; Research Dissertation/ Project Management.

Pathway specific modules complete the programme.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
12-24 months

Course contact details

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