Undergraduate study2017

Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Ranked 4th for sports science in The Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015

Why choose Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough?

We enjoy a reputation for academic excellence, teaching quality, state-of- the-art facilities and leading research. You will benefit from our unique connections with the sport and leisure industry, coaching and development, sport and exercise medicine, and health and well-being.

Your course will be enhanced by internationally renowned academics, guest speakers and exciting placement opportunities. Consistently highly ranked in university league tables, we offer you the chance to tailor your studies through wide-ranging optional modules that reflect the multidisciplinary breadth of our teaching staff. And all based at the UK’s top university for sport.

The School offers five single honours degree courses in Human Biology, Psychology, Sport and Exercise Psychology, Sport and Exercise Science, Sport Management, and Sport Science with Management, as well as contributing to six joint honours courses.

The latter give students the unique opportunity to follow a combination of subject areas delivered by two Schools and include a choice of studying Sport Science with Chemistry, English, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, or Geography and Sport Management.

School and University sports facilities

  • £8M development housing 27 laboratories
  • Latest physiological, molecular and environmental technologies
  • Two climatic chambers
  • Bespoke training and testing equipment
  • Specialist human biology, psychology, physiology and biomechanics laboratories
  • National Gymnastics Performance and Research Centre
  • 50 metre swimming pool
  • Netball and badminton centre
  • Dance studio
  • High performance athletics centre
  • Floodlit all-weather areas
  • Water-based hockey pitch

Professional placement year and study abroad

We have strong links with leading employers and a range of organisations and provide support to students wishing to undertake an optional year-long work placement.

A placement year helps to develop essential skills and foster valuable industry contacts. We can also provide support to students interested in studying abroad.

Career prospects

Over 98% of our recent graduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating. Our students go on to enjoy rewarding careers across a diverse range of organisations.

Recent graduate destinations have included BSkyB, Aviva, Chelsea FC, Adidas, Youth Sport Trust, Deloitte, UK Sport and numerous schools and NHS Trusts.

Our students

Alexandra Beviss

“The practical laboratory sessions enable hands on experience while also preparing us for a potential future career in the field.”

Charlie Myford

“We have access to world class facilities and opportunities to meet a variety a people within the Sport and Exercise field which will help us with our future career choices.”

Elie Jr Akobeto

“The teaching quality here is of a high standard. They aim to challenge you and provide you the opportunity to ask questions and learn in an engaging environment.”

Joe Banks

“My course has high quality of teaching in an environment that encourages engagement. We also have many lab sessions which complement the module content and lecture very well.”

Emily Glass

“Across all three years of the course, students have plenty of choice and freedom in terms of which modules they choose, therefore allowing you to really tailor your course to your preference.”

Hayley Johnson

“In some modules you are taught in world-class training facilities such as the Gymnastics Centre and High Performance Athletics Centre. It isn't unusual to see some GB athletes training while you are being taught!”

Nick Bolger

“The support here is great. It’s really good knowing that there is always someone you can speak to who will try to help you to the best of their ability in dealing with any issue you may have.”

Kathryn Dickinson

“I love the close knit community feel that there is on campus and in town. Staff and students are really friendly and this is the perfect environment for starting university.”

Laura Bramhill

“Loughborough is the best university in the country for Sport Science and that is something that comes through in the teaching, the modules and the experience you gain from it.”

Alexandra Beviss

“The practical laboratory sessions enable hands on experience while also preparing us for a potential future career in the field.”

Charlie Myford

“We have access to world class facilities and opportunities to meet a variety a people within the Sport and Exercise field which will help us with our future career choices.”

Elie Jr Akobeto

“The teaching quality here is of a high standard. They aim to challenge you and provide you the opportunity to ask questions and learn in an engaging environment.”

Joe Banks

“My course has high quality of teaching in an environment that encourages engagement. We also have many lab sessions which complement the module content and lecture very well.”

Emily Glass

“Across all three years of the course, students have plenty of choice and freedom in terms of which modules they choose, therefore allowing you to really tailor your course to your preference.”

Hayley Johnson

“In some modules you are taught in world-class training facilities such as the Gymnastics Centre and High Performance Athletics Centre. It isn't unusual to see some GB athletes training while you are being taught!”

Nick Bolger

“The support here is great. It’s really good knowing that there is always someone you can speak to who will try to help you to the best of their ability in dealing with any issue you may have.”

Kathryn Dickinson

“I love the close knit community feel that there is on campus and in town. Staff and students are really friendly and this is the perfect environment for starting university.”

Laura Bramhill

“Loughborough is the best university in the country for Sport Science and that is something that comes through in the teaching, the modules and the experience you gain from it.”