Sport Science at St Mary’s provides a fascinating degree programme with an applied focus, exploring the factors that contribute to enhanced sports performance.

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Why study Sport Science?

By studying this programme you will learn how science can be applied to the enhancement of sport performance. You will develop key knowledge and understanding alongside skills that are attractive to employers.

Why St Mary's?

You will be studying at one of the UK's best institutions for sport and sport science. You will learn how sciences such as physiology, psychology, biomechanics and sociology can be employed to make sports performers the best they can be.

The teaching on this programme is excellent and tutors will help you to achieve your potential.

St Mary’s has a long tradition of excellence in sport-related degrees and the Sport Science programme is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists (BASES), and enjoys strong links with the English Institute of Sport (EIS), and UK Athletics.

Many elite sports performers choose to study Sport Science at St Mary’s and we seek to support them in combining their sport with higher education. We also enjoy excellent laboratories and sports facilities.

Often students will progress to careers in sport or higher levels of study both in this country and abroad. The School of Sport, Health and Applied Science has several postgraduate programmes and there are opportunities for graduates to become teaching assistants while undertaking research for PhD or MPhil awards.

Sport Science can be taken as a single or joint honours programme.

A Student View

Shan'Coy Meikle (Sport Science and Nutrition student)
"I would certainly recommend this programme to others; Sport Science and Nutrition is a complex science and research subject with lots of interesting topics to learn and grow. The University also offered me brilliant support with career advice during my third year.

"During my degree I took up a work placement with Crystal Palace FC. Getting experience from coaches and people directly in the field was useful and I found that I could apply what I had learnt."


Sport Science NSS results 2015

Sport Science at St Mary's scored 91% for Overall Satisfaction in the 2015 National Student Survey.


93% of Sport Science students said that staff are enthusiastic about what they teach.