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*This course is not accepting new applications for 2018 entry. Applications for 2019 entry can be made from mid-October 2018.

  • Work in professional settings with athletes, teams or clinical groups
  • Apply theoretical knowledge to real-life applications
  • Gain practical skills on specialist equipment such as an electrocardiogram and ultrasound 

Combine your knowledge of sport and exercise theories, research methods, physiology and psychology with a range of opportunities for practical applications in this hands-on course. Applied Sport and Exercise Science at Winchester is designed to provide strong links between the theoretical and the practical aspects of sport and exercise, developing your skills and experience through study and real-life projects. You complete the course equipped for a range of careers in the industry of sport and exercise support. 

The programme is a blend of sport and exercise physiology, psychology, and biomechanics, through which you increase your understanding and application of research methods. You have multiple opportunities for additional professional development with the BASES Supervised Experience programme, ISAK anthropometry training and research and consultancy opportunities with sports teams, all of which are excellent preparation for employment. 

Tackle modules including Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Sport and Exercise Industry Skills, and Advanced Laboratory Techniques in Exercise and Health. There are a mixture of teaching methods: lectures, seminars, workshops, case studies, practical sessions, tutorials, e-learning and individual project supervision. You complete written assignments, presentations, portfolios (which usually include evidence that you have acquired specific skills and critically reflecting on your personal development), projects; exams and research proposals. You also complete an independent research project. 

Graduates of Applied Sport and Exercise Science work in sport and/or exercise science support or performance sport support. Others have careers in teaching, leisure, education, research and/or health.


Graduates go on to work in sport and/or exercise science support or performance sport support. Others enter careers in teaching, leisure, education, research and/or health.

Pre-approved for a Masters

If you study a Bachelor Honours degrees with us, you will be pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible, you will need to apply by the end of March in the final year of your degree and meet the entry requirements of your chosen Masters degree.


Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU, World

Learning and teaching

Start date: September

Teaching takes place: Daytime

A diverse range of teaching methods are employed including lectures, seminars, workshops, case studies, practical sessions, tutorials, e-learning and individual project supervision. All supplement the students' own independent study.


Taught elements of the course take place on our King Alfred Campus (Winchester) or at our West Downs Campus (Winchester). 


Our validated courses may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances.

A wide variety of assessment types are used. These include written assignments (including essays and case studies); presentations (including oral and poster presentations); portfolios (a flexible combination of assessment types which usually include providing evidence of acquired skills/competencies and critical reflection on personal development); projects; examinations and research proposals. Students also complete a substantial independent research project.

We ensure all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used on the course you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day or Open Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.


We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.

Further information 

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures


Normally a first, second-class Honours degree or professional experience in a relevant field of study (for example Sports Science, Sports Studies or other cognate subjects). Most of our students will have completed a degree in Sport and Exercise Science, Sports Coaching, Physiotherapy, Biochemistry or Health and Life Sciences.

If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent

Course enquiries and applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
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International students

International students seeking additional information about this programme can email or call +44 (0) 1962 827023 

Applications need to be submitted before the 31 May 2018. Late applications can be accepted throughout the remainder of the application year, for more information see our How to Apply section. 

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Year 1 (Level 7)

Modules Credits

Research Methods 15

This module develops the principles and techniques of research methods typically used in the analysis of research in sport and exercise. After exploring the philosophical underpinnings of research strategies, the module reviews research design and data collection strategies through the contextualisation of the
‘research process’. The detailed tools of both qualitative and quantitative design and analysis are explained and applied to the types of data typically collected. The module concludes with more advanced qualitative methodologies and analysis and more advanced quantitative/statistical analyses.

Physiology of Sport & Exercise 15

Through engagement with contemporary research literature, this module will develop students’ understanding and knowledge of advanced physiological theory relevant to sport and exercise. In parallel with this, practical skills will be developed that will allow students to challenge and develop contemporary research findings. The application of this advanced theoretical understanding and technical expertise will be considered in the context of both sport and exercise.

Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise 15

This module aims to build on the knowledge gained at undergraduate level to develop awareness and critical understanding of advanced concepts within sport and exercise biomechanics. This will be established both through engagement with contemporary research literature and a highly practical component, which will allow students to develop a greater understanding of the current methods and equipment options that are available to help with performance enhancement and/or injury prevention and rehabilitation. To provide insight into good practice while working with a client, these practical skills will be investigated in the environment within which sport and exercise biomechanics consultants choose to operate.


Sport and Exercise Industry Skills 15

This module provides students’ with the opportunity to gain an understanding of those psychological factors which determine the individuality of the client and/or the performer. Building on a strong theoretical foundation, students will explore a range of factors and the potential impact of each upon the approach adopted by the consultant. A core focus of the module will be to introduce students to basic counselling and communication skills and how they can use these skills to build more effective professional working relationships.

Research in Practice 15

In this module, students will examine and critically evaluate contemporary sport and/or exercise-related research findings and will develop the skills to communicate these findings to academic and non-academic audiences. In parallel with these activities, students will carry out a research project, with appropriate
tutorial support. In this way, students will develop a more rounded understanding of research processes and the competing demands and complex interplay of the various strands of the professional research environment.

Sport & Exercise Science 30

This module aims to provide students with the guidance, environment and opportunities that will facilitate the development of the competencies expected of accredited sport and exercise scientists. Students will gain experience in the implementation and interpretation of key interdisciplinary sport and exercise science testing and delivery. In addition to the development of appropriate scientific knowledge and technical skills, students will develop the wider skill set required by applied sport and exercise scientists.

Advanced Laboratory Techniques in Exercise & Health 15

This module will familiarise students with the application of specific and advanced exercise and health-based laboratory techniques. Over the course of the module students will enhance their knowledge in the preparation, assessment and interpretation of pertinent laboratory techniques which are used in the area of sport, exercise and health science. A pertinent component to this module is that learning and teaching will be actively undertaken in the physiology laboratory, using techniques typically not available to undergraduate students. The learning and teaching strategy will include practical class participation both as laboratory investigator and participant. 

Dissertation 60

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to undertake an in-depth and independent empirical study in a topic of interest related to the study of sport and/or exercise. Students will demonstrate originality in the development and application of knowledge and research skills (gained in
other modules). A research proposal will initially be produced that will outline the chosen research process. No research will be permitted without ethics approval. Students will be required to resolve complex conceptual, methodological and practical problems that are often encountered by researchers.
Completion of a dissertation will demonstrate students’ comprehensive understanding of all stages in the research process, an ability to deal with complex issues creatively and systematically, and how to communicate information in a clear and appropriate fashion (e.g. in a format akin to a research/journal
article). The module will also prepare students to undertake future research through the practical experience that they have gained under the supervision of a member of academic staff.

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at
The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above.

Course Tuition Fees*

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

Full-time entry | £6,500
Part-time entry | £3,250 p/a

Total Cost | £6,500

International Students

Full-time entry | £12,950
Part-time entry | £6,475 p/a

Total Cost | £12,950

*After changes made in Parliament, all higher education providers must now register with a brand new HE Regulator (the Office for Students) for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2019-20 academic year. The OfS will start publishing providers on its Register from July 2018. We have made an application to register and expect a decision by September 2018. Whilst we don't anticipate any issues with our registration, no provider will be able to confirm whether student finance is available until it has a decision from the OfS. Visit for more information.


As one of our students, all of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including, lectures/guest lectures and tutorials, seminars, laboratory sessions and specialist teaching facilities. You will also have access to a wide range of student support and IT services.

There might be additional costs you may encounter whilst studying. The following highlights the mandatory and optional costs for this course:


  • Core Text: Multiple copies of core text are held within the library and e-books are identified where possible, however due the popularity of some books, there will not be enough copies for every student. It is advised that students seek to purchase their own books - second hand copies are often available. Cost: £350 approx.


  • Printing and Binding: The cost of printing and binding the dissertations will need to be covered by the student. Cost: £10 - £20 


We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course. To see if you’re eligible, please see our Scholarships and Awards.

Key course details

Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years
Typical offer
Normally a first or second-class Honours degree
King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester