Sport and Health Sciences
Top 30 in the world for Sports-related subjects
21st in the QS World University Rankings 2023
Top 5 in the UK for Sports Science
5th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023
Dedicated laboratories for sport and exercise physiology, biomechanics and performance psychology
Opportunities to undertake study abroad or a year’s placement in business or industry
Degrees at St Luke's Campus, Exeter
Why study Sport and Health Sciences?
Public Health and Sport Sciences ranks as one of the top departments in the UK to study sport and exercise sciences, with an excellent reputation for both teaching and research.
If you want an innovative and holistic scientific approach to understanding sporting performance, exercise and health, combined with an excellent general education that can lead to a wide range of employment opportunities, then our undergraduate degrees are for you.
You will study at the historic St Luke’s Campus, which provides extensive facilities including purpose-built laboratories for sport and exercise physiology, sports biomechanics, health and performance psychology research, and a virtual reality lab.
Many of our students represent the University in their chosen sport and a number have achieved regional, national and international sporting success. We have an excellent Sports Scholarship Scheme and sports scholars succeed academically whilst also pursuing their sporting careers.
You will benefit from our highly supportive teaching and learning environment that incorporates the latest research findings and methodologies, to place you at the cutting-edge of the field. All our teaching staff are research active and their work informs the development of new products, the practice of international athletes and teams, and public policy on exercise and health.
Our alumni share their career journeys
Ben Moseley: BSc Exercise and Sport Sciences, 2015
Charlie Dean: BSc Exercise and Sport Sciences, 2014
The St Luke’s Campus has a great community feel and you get to know everyone very quickly and see lots of familiar faces.
I found the different modules available very interesting, I liked how the first year was full of variety so I was able to find out what my interests were.
Personally, I loved biomechanics and it was something I hadn’t really done before at school, so having the opportunity to do it this year was really exciting.
The teaching is great. All of the staff are enthusiastic and want to help as much as possible. Tutorials are offered all year to help with understanding and coursework. I found Daryl Wilkerson’s tutorial particularly useful as he offered assistance with our biomechanics lab report. Lee Wylie also offered lots of support with our sport physiology coursework. I wasn’t very confident with coursework as I didn’t do any during my A-Levels so having that help available was such a relief!
After my degree I think I’ll do a master’s degree, either in physiotherapy or biomechanics.
Studying BSc Sport and Health Sciences