Want to turn your love of sport and fitness into a lifelong career? Sport and Exercise Science graduates are in demand, whether you want to encourage and support people to take up sports and exercise, work in a clinical environment – or help propel them to the top of their game.
At ARU, we're proud to be ranked number 1 in the country for sports science courses in the Guardian League Table 2021.
Study sports science with world-leading experts in our specialist labs in Cambridge, on a degree course endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). Here, you’ll learn to apply the four key disciplines of sport and exercise science: physiology, psychology, biomechanics and nutrition.
Our Sport and Exercise Science degree course is also endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), so you'll graduate ready to work in the UK’s burgeoning sport and fitness industry or to continue your learning journey to postgraduate study. Find out more about our approved and accredited courses.
There are plenty of opportunities to get hands-on experience, with internships and an optional placement year.
On our Sport and Exercise Science degree course at ARU, you’ll explore the scientific principles and techniques that underpin health, wellbeing and sporting performance.
Sports and exercise scientists can work at all levels, from the general population to elite performance – and our course prepares you for that.
You’ll study the nature of the human-machine: how this operates when engaged in sport and exercise, and how to interpret and evaluate its responses.
Our students are based in the Cambridge Centre for Sports and Exercise Sciences. Here, you’ll learn to work safely and ethically as a sport and exercise scientist in our laboratories. There’s the chance to hear from world-leading guest speakers too, through our Excellence in Sports seminar series; and to take part in training opportunities, such as working as a strength and condition coach or as part of the student-led Physiology testing consultancy team.
As you’d expect from a university that’s passionate about sport, you’ll find an array of sports clubs and societies here.
And to top it all off, there’s financial support on offer for talented athletes.