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Sport, health and exercise science at Solent

Are you fascinated by the human body, the limits that people can push and helping others to achieve their best? Sport, health and exercise science is an area of study that can lead to a variety of specialised careers, from working with athletes in coaching and research to working with patients and clients as a sports therapist, personal trainer or health exercise referral coach.

Whether your passion is in health and fitness, physiology and exercise science, nutrition or helping people overcome their health challenges, Solent’s excellent reputation for its sport, health and fitness provision will prepare you for success in a growing jobs market, with a wide range of dynamic and rewarding career options.

With accreditations from the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), the Society of Sport Therapists and the British Psychological Society, you can be assured of a high-quality education to gain the skills relevant for industry.

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MSc Clinical Exercise Science

Explore the science behind physical health and exercise and the impact it has on individuals with clinical disease on this industry-led, practical course.

BA (Hons) Education

Explore the fascinating area of child development practices, how children and young people learn while gaining practical experience in school placements, and prepare for your future in education.

MSc Football Science

Designed specifically for those working in a professional football environment, this master’s degree will enable you to develop and enhance your existing knowledge and skills in elite football.

BSc (Hons) Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science

Follow your passions for sport, and helping people reach their wellness goals. Our fantastic facilities and focus on practical experience will foster a rewarding career in a growing sector.

MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine in Football

Looking to get into or build on your existing knowledge and skills in the exciting area of football medicine? This course is designed for sport and exercise therapy, physiotherapy and sports rehabilitation graduates, either interested in moving...

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology

Understanding performance and wellbeing is essential for helping athletes to cope with pressure and regulate their emotions. Prepare for your future in sport psychology on this BPS accredited degree.

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

Gain a comprehensive understanding of sport and exercise performance with this BASES-endorsed degree that combines access to specialist facilities with professional placements and a hands-on learning.

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Therapy

Help patients back to optimal levels of fitness with this SST-accredited degree. Learn from clinically active staff and gain real-world experience with placements in a range of settings.
Sport therapy students

Sport Foundation Year

Start your sporting career with a sport foundation year. From management, to performance, rehabilitation, or coaching, you'll develop your academic and practical skills before starting your degree.

MSc Sport Science for Performance Coaching

Further your knowledge of sport science and athletic development with a master’s degree designed in partnership with industry experts and tailored to industry requirements.


You'll have access to facilities that provide an engaging learning environment.

The University’s professional sport and exercise science facilities, include fully equipped physiology, psychology and biomechanics labs, health and exercise gyms and sport and exercise therapy teaching spaces. The first-class sport, exercise and psychology facilities include specialist software, psychophysiological recording equipment, eye-tracking apparatus and experiment cubicles. Students can also practise their skills in Solent’s state-of-the-art Sports Complex.

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