The course combines the best of sport, exercise science and management. This will enable you to experience a variety of disciplines, including:
- exercise physiology
- sport psychology
You will also explore essential management topics such as:
Why choose this course?
You have the unique opportunity to:
- Work with leading sport and leisure management professionals.
- Undertake a management work placement.
- Engage with a wide variety of sport and leisure organisations via consultancy projects and lectures.
You will have access to outstanding facilities, including a:
- British Olympic Association (BOA) approved Environmental Chamber
- dedicated Sport Management
- Sports Psychology Suite.
You can also undertake coaching education opportunities through NTU's Sport and Lifestyle department.
You will be working with:
The University offers a wide range of support services for elite-level athletes competing at a national and international level to assist their:
- personal development.
Brandon Furse, Operations Manager, Nottingham Forest Football Club
"The Sport courses at NTU are innovative, inspiring, practical and relevant – that's why I support them!"
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You will develop and apply a range of essential, transferable management skills that are greatly valued by employers. This course has received professional recognition for the unique way in which it combines theory with practical experience, providing you with the knowledge and skills to work at management level within the sport and leisure industry or beyond.
What will I study?
- Introduction to Sport and Exercise Physiology
- Foundations in Sport and Exercise Psychology
- Principles of Training
- The Internal Business Environment
- The External Business Environment
- Introduction to Research
- Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
- Practical Applications in Sport and Exercise Psychology
- Training Principles to Practice
- Strategic Business Analysis and Management
- Sports Marketing
- Professional Practice
- Research Design and Analysis
In addition, you have the opportunity to take part in Coaching Education Opportunities throughout the course, which lead to nationally recognised coaching awards.
Optional placement year
- Strategic Implementation
- Sport Project and Dissertation
Choose two modules from the following:
- Strength, Power and Endurance for Sport and Exercise
- Advanced Topics in Sport and Exercise Psychology
- Child and Adolescent Growth, Health and Performance
- Event Management.
For further information, download the module descriptions document
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed using a variety of methods relevant to the specific modules.
- Formal Reports (reflective, laboratory)
- Oral presentation (individual and group)
- Oral debates
- Poster presentations
How will I learn?
You will have around 12 hours of scheduled contact time per week. This will take the form of:
- traditional lectures and seminars
- practical workshops
- external visits.
The remainder of your time will guided independent study.
Lectures will be taught across Clifton campus in:
- Erasmus Darwin
- the Centre for Effective Learning in Science (CELS)
- the George Elliot building.
See our Clifton campus maps and travel information.
About the Sports Science team
Sarah Brennand is course leader for BSc Sport Science and Management. She has an MBA and specialises in finance, leadership and event management. She uses her expertise to deliver modules and lectures in the areas of entrepreneurship, event management, human resource management, finance and economics and leadership.
Chris Parker is a communications expert, who has published a range of literature which is used by students on the course. Chris manages modules in the areas of marketing, strategic analysis and implementation.
Seema Patel has completed her PhD in law. Her area of expertise lies in inclusion and exclusion in sport. She is responsible for delivering the law content on the course, in addition to a number of other management topics. Seema manages the short term work placements on the course.
Ashley Marriot, Assistant Director, Leisure, Broxtowe Borough Council
"This course consistently delivers graduates who can operate straight out the box, who are both eminently employable across a range of industries and with the potential to go on to achieve senior positions."
Learn a new language
Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.
Learning a new language can:
- enhance your communication skills
- enrich your experience when travelling abroad
- boost your career prospects.
Find out more about the ULP.
View the full course specification
Please note that course specifications may be subject to change
You will benefit from a range of sports facilities across all three campuses, including:
- sports injury clinics
- fitness suites
- specialist equipment
- more than 40 sports clubs for you to join.
Sport and Exercise Physiology Laboratories
These are fully equipped with specialist facilities that:
- provide a high-quality, dynamic learning environment
- cater to different types of exercise testing.
This can be used to simulate climates from anywhere in the world! We can create specific native temperatures from Everest to Egypt. Olympic athletes have used the chamber to acclimatise to extreme competition environments.
The Performance Analysis Laboratory has isokinetic and isometric dynamometers. These are used to assess the force produced by muscle groups of the body. We also have a 3D camera motion analysis system.
The School also features IT, Sport Psychology and Management Suites. These are used for:
Visit our facilities page for more information.
You will develop and apply a range of essential, transferable management skills that are greatly respected by employers.
Recent Sports Science and Management graduates have gone onto work in the following roles and companies:
Graduate salaries range from £10,000 - £30,000 per year.
On successful completion of the course, many graduates choose to undertake further study on one of our Masters-level courses or MPhil and PhD research degrees.
What our students say
"I'm really very lucky to be working in a job that I love and that I'm very passionate about. My time at Nottingham Trent University set me on a path to playing a part in the success that British para-cycling has earned in the past few years"
BSc (Hons) Sport Administration and Science (now BSc (Hons) Sports Science and Management)
Head Coach for the British Cycling Paralympic Squad
Throughout your time with us you will have many opportunities to:
- put theory into practice
- gain valuable experience
- develop the skills that will prepare you for the career of your choice.
From 2012, students on this course will have the option to complete a one year work placements in industry.
In addition, you will undertake research and consultancy projects with a host of leading sport and leisure organisations, providing you with invaluable industry experience.
We have strong links with Nottingham Forest Football Club and each year the club holds a competition to find suitable candidates for a year-long internship. Many NTU Sports Science students have gone on to secure permanent management positions with the club.
Our industry partners include:
What our students say
"The projects we did were really practical; one involved a strategic analysis of a leisure facility for Gedling Borough Council and another saw us design and present a marketing plan to Nottingham Forest FC. I'm proud to say that my team got the highest mark for this."
Richard Dixon, BSc (Hons) Sport Science and Management
Find out more about placements.
You will need:
- 300 UCAS Tariff points from a maximum of three A-levels or a combination of two A-levels and two AS-levels or equivalent. To include an A-level in a scientific subject or physical education.
- GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above.
International students please see the English language requirements section.
Are you an international student who does not meet the direct entry requirements for this course? You can prepare for it at Nottingham Trent International College. Their Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering (life sciences) offers students a guaranteed progression route to this degree on successful completion to the required level.
How to apply
You can follow our step-by-step instructions when applying through UCAS.
When you have applied, ensure that you check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder as we may need to contact you during this time
For further help writing your application and personal statement look at our guide to writing an effective personal statement.
For a full list of alternative qualifications for international students please visit our entry requirements page.
Good luck with your application.
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"When choosing which university to go to, it’s very important to take advantage of the Open Days. I'd been to a few but as soon as we pulled into the car park at Clifton campus I knew that NTU was the place for me!
"The thing that appealed to me when choosing this course was its strength on the Science side. At first, the Management aspect didn't hold that much appeal but I soon realised that combining these modules opens up many more career opportunities.
"All the teaching staff were fantastic and incredibly supportive. We spent plenty of time in the lab facilities with all the latest up-to-date pieces of equipment – something many other universities didn't seem to have. The projects we did were really practical; one involved a strategic analysis of a leisure facility for Gedling Borough Council and another saw us design and present a marketing plan to Nottingham Forest FC. I'm proud to say that my team got the highest mark for this."
Richard is now employed as a Senior Manager for Great Western Hotels.
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