Taught course

Sport Physiology and Performance MSc

University of Huddersfield · School of Human and Health Sciences

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

  • An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in a science-based subject. For example, Biomedical Science, Human Physiology, Biological Science, Sport and Exercise Science

Students may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check during the first term of the course. Whilst this is not a pre-requisite for entry to the course, it must be noted that placement opportunities may be affected if a DBS check were to return any issues.

The University of Huddersfield seeks and encourages applications from under-represented groups in order to widen participation, improve access and apply the principles of equal opportunities. Applicants with disabilities are under no obligation to declare their disabilities, but the University is committed to making the adjustments necessary to promote positively equality and access for disabled applicants. Applicants are encouraged to identify any special arrangements they may require. General advice and information regarding disability and the support the University can give can be found by visiting the University's Disability Support webpages.

You may be eligible to gain recognition for your prior learning (RPL).

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages.

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides graduates with the academic knowledge and professional skills required to pursue a career in the field of sport and exercise physiology, including practitioner and researcher-based work. It offers you an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills relevant to contemporary practice in sport and exercise science. This includes working with athletes and sports teams to optimise training adaptations, performance and recovery. You will also learn how to effectively conduct and apply research, emphasising the benefits of evidence-based practice.

  • You will be exposed to classic and contemporary issues within sport physiology and performance, whilst also developing fundamental skills required to work in applied practice and research.
  • You will be a taught in a stimulating and supportive learning environment that draws on expert knowledge, research and applied practice.
  • You may have an opportunity to attend a work placement within the sport and exercise sector.
  • Members of the course team are British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) accredited physiologists.
  • You will complete a major research project during the course and have the opportunity to potentially publish your work in peer reviewed sport and exercise physiology journals.

Overall, this course will help facilitate your future career aspirations, including applied practice and/or further study at Doctoral level. We welcome applications from international students as sport and exercise performance and physiology is a truly global area. The course staff and the wider University provides additional support to those students who come from overseas.

Fees and funding

Please check our website for fee information

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1484 957504