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Undergraduate study

Sport & Exercise

With our world-class experience and excellent facilities, Teesside University is ideal for studying sport and exercise. Gain the expertise and knowledge you need to be at the forefront of your discipline.

More about Sport & Exercise

We are currently in the process of reinvigorating our exciting provision alongside professional bodies and employers to help you stand out from the crowd on graduation - so keep an eye on our web pages for the most up-to-date information.

  Course title Qualification Full-time Part-time  
Applied Sport and Exercise (Top-up) BSc (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons) Yes No View course
Sport and Exercise Science MSci (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Sport and Exercise Science (with Foundation Year)* BSc (Hons) Yes No View course
Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation BSc (Hons) Yes No View course
Foundation degrees
  Course title Qualification Full-time Part-time  
Sport and Fitness FdSc Yes Yes View course
Sports Coaching and Exercise FdSc Yes Yes View course

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Degree types explained

* Subject to University approval


Quality teaching

Our staff ensure you develop the hands-on expertise and knowledge you need to be at the forefront of our discipline. We help you nurture your talents in state-of-the-art laboratories, and apply this in the field. Our range of assessments give you the diverse skills that employers require.

We also help you work towards professional accreditations. Innovating in tomorrow's world should be easy, with the exciting educational experience that we provide.

First-class facilities

We believe in learning by doing. All our laboratories and equipment are there for you to use and enhance your learning experience. Our sport and exercise buildings house world-class teaching and research facilities, including:
• an environmental chamber where you assess performance in different climates
• a hydrotherapy pool for rehabilitating injuries, with underwater treadmills, cameras and variable water flow
• physiology laboratories for testing physical fitness, with gas analysis and blood sampling equipment, treadmills, bike and rowing ergometers
• purpose-built sports therapy clinics
• a movement analysis laboratory, with 3D motion capture and force platforms
• advanced anatomy, strength and conditioning laboratories

Excellent prospects

Our teaching, research and consultancy work ultimately benefits the health, fitness and wellbeing of the people we work with – locally, nationally and internationally.

Our courses provide a mix of practical expertise and academic knowledge to prepare you for roles in sport and exercise. You develop the skills and confidence to follow the career of your choice in sports therapy, PE teaching, sports development, coaching, sports psychology, health promotion, sports journalism and in sports science research and provision for athletes.


Your education is enriched by the passion and knowledge that your tutors have for teaching you about their cutting-edge research. Our research includes:
- enhancing elite performance, for example our work with Olympians
- new technology in sport, for example motion sensitive computer games
- social issues, for example perceptions of the Paralympics