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Sport Science

From sport management and coaching to physiology and nutrition, our varied sport science courses combine practice, theory and industry experience. At NTU, you’ll have full use of our high-tech sports performance labs and Olympic Association-approved facilities at our purpose-built Sport Village.

Sport Science at NTU

With our support, you’ll explore your chosen sports science field from areas such as sport management, coaching, health and nutrition, biomechanics, psychology and exercise physiology. You’ll apply advanced theory in practical projects, as you collaborate with our network of employers and industry partners – all the time enhancing your professional prospects.

You’ll be given opportunities to gain work experience on live projects and be encouraged to work on consultancy projects with sporting organisations to turn your passion into a career.


for teaching quality in Sport Science (The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2023)


for the number of Sport Science students on year-long placements (HESA 2021/22)


of our postgraduate Sport and Exercise Science students were satisfied with their course. (PTES 2021)

See Sport Science at NTU

Watch our videos to get a feel for studying Sport Science at NTU. You'll hear more about our courses from our staff and take a tour of our facilities.

Where will a Sport Science degree take you?

Our courses enable you to develop and apply a range of essential, transferable management skills greatly respected by future employers.

Our recent graduates have secured roles at companies including:

  • NHS
  • Manchester City, Nottingham Forest and Tottenham Hotspur Football Clubs
  • Excel Sport Coaching
  • International Football Association
  • David Lloyd
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Fit4Schools
  • GB Canoeing
  • Nottinghamshire Swimming Association
  • BUPA
  • Bluecrest Health Screening
  • Derby City Council

They have gone into a wide variety of job roles, including:

  • Respiratory Physiologist
  • Sales and Marketing Consultant
  • Performance Analyst
  • Community Football Programme Worker
  • Assistant Head Coach
  • Community Sport Coordinator
  • Events Officer
  • Logistics Manager
  • Marketing and Promotions Assistant
  • Management Trainee
  • Health Adviser
  • Nutritional Analyst
  • Personal Trainer

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