Sport science is the application of scientific principles to human performance via the interdisciplinary approaches of physiology, psychology and biomechanics.
Why study Sport Science?
The Sport Science degree offers you the opportunity to study one of the most popular degree subjects in the country.
You'll benefit from studying at a university with a long and unique association with sport that also has good access to professional sports clubs. Your Sport Science degree takes our long experience in this area and uses it to provide an applied focus, exploring the factors that contribute to enhanced sports performance.
Why St Mary's?
We have good reputation for sport and strive to continually improve this and our excellent teaching standards. In this vibrant and exciting programme you will study a range of academic disciplines related to understanding and improving sports performance.
St Mary’s has a long tradition of excellence in sport-related degrees. Our Sport Science degree is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists (BASES) (pathway specific) and many staff are active professional members of BASES.
The academic and applied expertise of our staff closely informs teaching across the degrees, and is supported by research, ensuring excellence in our teaching.
Our degree structure provides a stepping-stone to careers in sport-related fields and equips you with a range of skills valued by all graduate employers.
The modular structure of the degree allows you to tailor your degree to suit your needs and ambitions.
We're committed to providing the very best teaching and look to continually use new, innovative approaches alongside more traditional methods.
We use a wide range of assessments that helps develop key skills for both academic and employability purposes.
Assessment methods include essays, poster presentations, web-based assessments, oral presentations, and practical and written exams.
- Endorsed by British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)
- Excellent sports facilities and laboratories
- Opportunities to spend a semester studying abroad at one of our partner institutions
- Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus