University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

This programme involves the scientific study of sport. It is comprised of technology'based study, in our well'equipped sports science labs.

If you have the ability but not the qualifications, an extended degree is the first step to graduation. This four'year programme is identical to the three'year degree, but includes a foundation year, and has a lower entry tariff.

The foundation year is designed to give you:

A thorough introduction to sports science

A thorough introduction to biology and biochemistry

Fundamentals of nutrition and health

Fundamentals of drugs and diseases

An understanding of how to measure change

Essential skills for science

Improved mathematics

Laboratory practice.

You will have the opportunity to apply a range of topics to the study of a sport or health'related exercise of your choice, using some of the most sophisticated equipment, including 3D cinematography and respiratory gas analysis. We have a team of expert tutors and are one of the few sports science degree providers in the UK where you will have the opportunity to gain work experience for between 4 and 6 weeks in the sport and exercise science industry, including Charlton Athletic Football Club and Medway Hospital.

This programme will give you the chance to develop, to a high level, your knowledge of the science of sport, including physiology, biomechanics, nutrition and psychology, as well as sports performance analysis. It will provide you with a comprehensive practical experience in well'equipped labs. You will have an opportunity to develop your own research skills, using the most technologically'advanced and sophisticated sports science equipment to make measurements in sport. This programme will also offer you an opportunity to get work experience in sport science, applying your knowledge to support the sports performer, thus giving you a head start in the world of work.

Course Modules

Year 0

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Introduction to Biochemistry (15 credits)

Introduction to Biology (15 credits)

Change and its Measurement (15 credits)

Mathematics for Life Sciences (15 credits)

Nutrition and Health (15 credits)

Introduction to Sports Science (15 credits)

Drugs and Diseases (15 credits)

Learning Skills for Science (15 credits)

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics 1 (15 credits)

Human Physiology (15 credits)

Physiological Basis of Sport and Exercise Performance (15 credits)

Research Methods 1 (30 credits)

Introduction to Performance Analysis (30 credits)

Introduction to Sport Psychology (15 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics 2 (15 credits)

Sport and Exercise Physiology (15 credits)

Exercise Testing and Training (15 credits)

Research Methods 2 (30 credits)

Sport and Exercise Nutrition (15 credits)

Applied Performance Analysis (15 credits)

Sport & Exercise Psychology (15 credits)

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Planning for Personal and Professional Development (15 credits)

Independent Research Project (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 75 credits from this list of options.

Muscle Physiology and Training (15 credits)

Control and Disorders of Movement (15 credits)

Advanced Exercise Physiology (15 credits)

Applied Nutrition in Sport and Exercise (15 credits)

Sport Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation (15 credits)

Analysis and Training of Performance (15 credits)

Current Issues in Sport & Exercise Psychology (15 credits)

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
5 years
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)