Undergraduate study


Sport Exercise and Health Sciences study area

Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Ranked 1st in the world for sport-related subjects in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

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

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.

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.

Roy: My Placement at England and Wales Cricket Board

Roy Barber completed a 12-month internship with England and Wales Cricket Board, and was nominated for a Loughborough University award in recognition of his achievements.