Taught course

Applied Sport and Exercise Science

University of Winchester · Department of Sports Studies

Entry requirements

Normally a first, second-class Honours degree or professional experience in a relevant field of study (for example Sports Science, Sports Studies or other cognate subjects). Most of our students will have completed a degree in Sport and Exercise Science, Sports Coaching, Physiotherapy, Biochemistry or Health and Life Sciences.

Months of entry


Course content

  • Work in professional settings with athletes, teams or clinical groups
  • Apply theoretical knowledge to real-life applications
  • Gain practical skills on specialist equipment such as an electrocardiogram and ultrasound

Combine your knowledge of sport and exercise theories, research methods, physiology and psychology with a range of opportunities for practical applications in this hands-on course. Applied Sport and Exercise Science at Winchester is designed to provide strong links between the theoretical and the practical aspects of sport and exercise, developing your skills and experience through study and real-life projects. You complete the course equipped for a range of careers in the industry of sport and exercise support.

The programme is a blend of sport and exercise physiology, psychology, and biomechanics, through which you increase your understanding and application of research methods. You have multiple opportunities for additional professional development with the BASES Supervised Experience programme, ISAK anthropometry training and research and consultancy opportunities with sports teams, all of which are excellent preparation for employment.

Tackle modules including Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Sport and Exercise Industry Skills, and Advanced Laboratory Techniques in Exercise and Health. There are a mixture of teaching methods: lectures, seminars, workshops, case studies, practical sessions, tutorials, e-learning and individual project supervision. You complete written assignments, presentations, portfolios (which usually include evidence that you have acquired specific skills and critically reflecting on your personal development), projects; exams and research proposals. You also complete an independent research project.

Graduates of Applied Sport and Exercise Science work in sport and/or exercise science support or performance sport support. Others have careers in teaching, leisure, education, research and/or health.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 1962 827234