Start date: October 2021
BSc (Hons) UCAS: 38YX 3 years
BSc (Hons) UCAS: 0G62 4 years with professional training
BSc (Hons) UCAS: 39YX 4 years with foundation year
BSc (Hons) UCAS: 40YX 5 years with foundation year and professional training
Why choose this course
Surrey is one of the UK’s leading universities for sport and exercise science, with our courses ranked top 10 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.
Our BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science course is accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) under the Undergraduate Endorsement Scheme (BUES), a recognised award for UK courses providing a high standard of education.
With well-equipped specialist teaching labs, sporting facilities and practical classes based on our Stag Hill campus and at Surrey Sports Park, this course will prepare you for a rewarding career in professional sport, health promotion, teaching or research and will provide you with opportunities to gain additional qualifications.
What you will study
Sport and exercise sciences consider the theoretical knowledge and practical application of scientific principles relating to physiology, biochemistry, nutrition, biomechanics and psychology, to maximise sports performance and improve general health and wellbeing through exercise. Our BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science course builds on our multidisciplinary strengths in these areas.
You’ll benefit from the exceptional facilities based at our £36 million Surrey Sports Park and extracurricular opportunities to assist with athlete support, patient exercise referral, research project development and delivery, educational workshops and outreach projects.
“Since starting at Surrey I've definitely become more confident by pushing myself out of my comfort zone.” Izzie Coomber, student
The Sport and Exercise Science BSc with foundation has an additional year of study designed to support your transition on to latter years of the course. You will study full-time for one year at foundation level, and after successfully completing it you will be ready to move on to the next three years of the course.
Support for elite athletes
If you’re a talented athlete and you would like to study with us, we have specialist support services to help you fulfil your sporting potential while receiving a high standard of education. The Surrey Sports Park is a Sport England TASS accredited centre providing performance services to athletes on the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme.
We also independently offer up to 36 sports scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate applicants of exceptional sporting ability on our High-Performance Athlete Support Scheme.
Team Surrey clubs are at the heart of student sporting experience at the University of Surrey with over 5,000 student members, competing across more than 40 sports clubs.
Joining Team Surrey means you have the chance to compete in the British University and Colleges Sport competition. It also provides the opportunity for a variety of volunteering projects, particularly in coaching and community involvement.
As a student at Surrey, you’ll be treated as an individual. You’ll feel welcome from your very first day, and our low student-to-tutor ratio ensures that you’ll get to know your personal tutor and other academic staff members well during your years with us.
You’ll be allocated a personal tutor to guide you through the course and advise on your option choices and future career, helping you to get the most out of your time at Surrey.
BSc (Hons) - British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) - Recognised by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) for the purposes of endorsement by the BASES Undergraduate Endorsement Scheme (BUES).
You have the option to complete a Professional Training placement as part of this course. This will give you the opportunity to develop your professional, academic and personal potential, helping to prepare you for your future career.
A significant proportion of placement students at Surrey are offered graduate-level jobs or go onto postgraduate study.
Sport and Exercise Science placements
The vast majority of our students choose to complete a Professional Training placement in their third year.
Our experienced tutors will help you to choose a suitable placement which could take place within sports organisations, professional clubs, commercial sports performance laboratories, nutritional companies, health organisations and research institutes, both nationally and internationally.
Examples of organisations that have participated in the scheme include:
Bristol City FC
Guildford City Swimming Club
University of Gothenburg
Surrey Sports Park
Macmillan Cancer Support
Christ Hospital School
University of Wollongong
Some of our placements may provide a salary and you’ll be visited by a tutor during the year to support you throughout your placement.