We live in an exciting time for sport and fitness. It’s a growing global industry that provides career opportunities the world over. 

On this Sports and Exercise Science course, you’ll deepen your understanding of the key issues in sport, develop your own fitness, and learn about the science that underpins our physical ability.

What will you learn? ×

You will develop your understanding of human performance and its application to sport and exercise. This degree focuses on human performance and exercise in relation to:

• Human responses and adaptations to sport and exercise;

• The performance of sport and exercise and its enhancement, monitoring and analysis;

• Health-related and disease management aspects of exercise and physical activity;

• Policy, planning, management and delivery of sporting opportunities.

A unique combination of theory and practice will empower you to:

  • Understand athletic performance across a range of sports.
  • Learn how to monitor athletes and sports participants so you can support them to improve their performance and health.
  • Develop practical skills using the cutting edge technology in our Human Performance Hub.
  • Gain professional qualifications alongside your degree.
  • Broaden your critical thinking and build your presentation skills, as you analyse the issues in sports today.
  • As you progress, your developing interests and abilities will combine with practical application of advanced equipment, establishing skills vital to securing employment.
How will you learn? ×

You’ll be supported by our team of experienced Sport and Exercise Scientists. Applied learning in our fully equipped, on campus Performance Hub, will enable you to put your knowledge into practice.

Develop your knowledge and understanding through the core Sports and Exercise Science disciplines of Anatomy, Biomechanics, Physiology and Psychology.

  • Workshops.
  • Seminars.
  • Group and individual tutorials.
  • Lab sessions.
  • Access to supported digital learning using Microsoft Teams.
  • Independent study and research.
  • Applied practice – in field practical experiences
  • Work-based learning assessments, reports and reflective statements.
  • Placement diaries and logbooks.
  • Self-evaluations, peer evaluations.
Develop more than skills and knowledge ×

Your UA92 degree goes far beyond the traditional academic experience.

UA92 provides you with more than just a degree, we aim to prepare you for life. Through the course you will study a series of subject modules but will also undertake our character and personal development curriculum, personal development coaching and industry experiences.

Our ambition is to take you on a personal development journey. It’s about discovering just how much you’re capable of, and graduating a better version of you. From leadership to resilience and effective team working, it’s all covered by our Character and Personal Development curriculum.

Skills you will master ×

Our Human Performance Lab will be equipped with cutting-edge technology where you can develop your understanding of the human body.

This space will include: 

  • Running treadmills.
  • Static cycles.
  • Breath analysis equipment.
  • Blood analysis equipment.
  • Equipment for gait and biomechanics analysis.
  • Timing gates.

This means you’ll be able to:

  • Analyse the use of oxygen by athletes.
  • Determine lactate threshold and VO2 max.
  • Examine gait analysis data, which can be used to help alter walking or running style to prevent injury.
Study Level
Start Date(s)
Term dates information
Entry Year
2022/23 Entry
Also available in 2021/22 Entry
Course Duration
Study modes Information
Entry Requirements
104 UCAS Points
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Follow the link to the UCAS website for all the information you need to apply.


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The best way to get a taste of what life will be like at UA92 is to join us at one of our open days.



Level 4 modules

  • Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Introduction to Sports and Exercise Psychology
  • Introduction to Coaching Theory and Practice

Level 5 modules

  • Anatomy and Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise
  • Physiology of Human Activity
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Science and Practice of Coaching

Level 6 modules

  • Project
  • Contemporary Issues in Sports and Exercise Science
  • Human Movement and Performance
  • Strength and Conditioning


UCAS Points: 104

BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. 

BTEC Diploma: D*D. 

Pass Access Course: With 104 UCAS points.

A levels: BCC.

International Baccalaureate: 28 points with 14 from Higher Level Subjects.

IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5.

GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths and English or equivalent.


What do I need to pay for? 


If you decide to study away from home, your three biggest outgoings will be tuition fees, accommodation and living costs.

How much are tuition fees? 


The cost for UK undergraduate students wanting to study an accelerated degree at UA92 for September 2022 entry is £11,100 per academic year.
Most students choose to take out a student loan to cover this, paid directly to the institution.

How do I apply for a student loan? 


You can apply online from Student Finance England, www.gov.uk/student-finance

Applying is not dependent on an offer, so you can get a headstart on the process.

When do I pay this back? 


Not straight away. You won’t actually start paying the loan back until you’re working and earning over £26,575 - how much you pay depends on your salary. 

Is there a loan for accommodation and living costs? 


Yes – eligible UK students can apply for a Maintenance Loan, again through Student Finance England, up to £8,700 a year to help with the costs of living. Repayment of this works in the same way as your tuition fees – they actually combine together into one sum. 

I’m an international student, how much are my fees? 


The cost for International students wanting to study an accelerated degree at UA92 for September 2022 entry is £21,699*. You will be expected to pay a minimum of 50 percent upfront before your course begins.

*Fees are subject to annual change. 

Can I get advice or support during my time at UA92? 


Absolutely, we will have a Support Team on campus to help you with budgeting and financial advice to ensure you manage your money whilst studying with us. In addition, and as part of our Character and Personal Development curriculum, you’ll learn about financial planning to manage your finances in study and throughout your working life.


Students will take part in regular Insight Days to Salford City FC, where they will interact with coaching and backroom teams, and learn from industry experts. Practical understanding across the different module areas will be brought to life by guest speakers and experts in areas such as sports psychology and biomechanics.  Networking sessions and events will take place with sports industry contacts and placements at organisations such as Greater Sport and Trafford Leisure will be available to students in year 3 of study.  Through our partner contacts, students will learn a deep understanding of the sports industry, and the importance of health and well-being across the sector.

Further partner connections are built through the Character and Personal Development modules, as students work on projects set by a range of partners and undertake placements which build on their subject discipline and give an insight into working across subject and industry boundaries.