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The importance of sport and exercise has growing significance in a time when it is generally recognised that exercise positively influences one’s physical health and function. Sport and Exercise Science examines the science of sport performance and the impact of exercise on health. You will learn a combination of theoretical scientific principles and practical skills in a range of different topics relating to sport and exercise. You will also gain the skills to guide people in transforming their bodies to be healthier, stronger, more efficient and more able to cope with stress or injury.

A comprehensive understanding of Sport and Exercise Science incorporates a wide range of disciplines. As a result, you may find that your courses draw theories and practices from subjects such as Biology, chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Anatomy.

Topics you may cover

  • Biomechanics: the principles and processes of human movement
  • Anatomy and physiology: parts of the human body and how and why they function
  • Nutrition and health
  • The impact and roles of sport and recreation in society
  • Personal training and the prescription of exercise