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Year of Entry 2020/21
BSc (Honours)

Sport and Exercise Technology

Learn the theoretical concepts and practical skills necessary for a career in the sport and exercise technology industry.

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,650 per year
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? C601
When do I start? September 2020
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Explore a range of sport and exercise science theories and concepts.
  • Develop important laboratory skills in physiology, psychology and biomechanics.
  • Cover key areas including performance analysis, business and enterprise and nutrition.
  • Have the opportunity to work abroadErasmus funding is available for European placements.

Gain a broad-based knowledge and understanding of how scientific methods can be used to understand sport, exercise, and health. Study performance analysis, strength and conditioning and physical activity alongside traditional sport and exercise science topics to enhance your chances of graduate employment.

How you learn

Watch course leader Dr Sarah Churchill talk about this course.

You're taught by staff accredited by the British Association for Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and other relevant professional bodies. This means you benefit from the most up-to-date knowledge on sport and exercise science, underpinned by the highest standards of applied work, research and teaching practices.

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

Course leaders and tutors

Dr Sarah Churchill
Dr Sarah Churchill
Senior Lecturer

Sarah is a Fellow of the HEA and Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Technology degree

Applied learning

Work placements

A mandatory six-week (minimum) placement in an appropriate workplace is a significant component of the course, providing you the opportunity to apply theory to professional practice and further enhance your employability and professional skills. Previous students have worked as strength and conditioning coaches, applied sports scientists, cardiac rehabilitation assistants, physical activity referral specialists and performance analysts for a professional sports team.

You'll also be provided with a significant number of opportunities to undertake additional placements, internships and volunteer roles, across a range of activities. We currently have several internship schemes running with professional sports teams including Sheffield Wednesday FC, Sheffield United FC, Rotherham Titans RFC, and Wakefield Trinity Wild Cats.

Live projects

Through our partnerships with major sporting bodies, students have had once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to volunteer at international sporting events, such as the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games, the World Cup and the Tour de France.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in product development technologies for the sports equipment industry, systems analysis for wearable technology industry test and validation technologies for the sports regulation industry, embedded sports technologies for elite sport technology, and data management in health

Student success story

Max Litchfield: Olympic Swimmer and Team Hallam member.

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

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Equipment and facilities

This is a practical course, meaning you will use our dedicated sports laboratories from the outset. On this course you work with

  • the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre
  • the biomechanics and physiology labs of the Academy of Sport and Physical Activity
  • the professional facilities at the English Institute of Sport, training base for many Team GB athletes

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

From two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications one of which must be in a physical science subject (such as Applied Science, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics). We do not accept General Studies. For example:

  • BBC at A Level including relevant subject(s).
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject(s).
  • A combination of qualifications including relevant subject(s).


  • English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents*
  • Maths at grade C or 5 or equivalents*

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

• an Access to HE Diploma from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3 of which at least 39 level 3 credits should be graded at merit or above. 15 of the level 3 merit credits must be in science-based subjects.

You also need to demonstrate an ability to

• study academic subjects at degree level
• learn advanced computer and technology methods including programming, algorithm development and database management
• debate topics and issues
• draw on conclusions from written material
• study independently as well as a member of a group
• successfully complete a range of assignments including researched essays and practical examinations

This is normally achieved by completing academic study at level three or above in the last four years.

* GCSE English and mathematics equivalent

• equivalency test from

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Developing Professional Skills For Sport And Exercise Technology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations Of Human Factors For Sport And Exercise Technology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations Of Human Sciences For Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations Of Measurement For Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations Of Research In Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sport And Exercise Mechanics Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Human Factors For Sport And Exercise Technology Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Applied Human Sciences For Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Applied Measurement Techniques For Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Design And Prototyping For Sports Equipment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research Design For Sport And Exercise Technology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Work-Based Learning In Sport And Exercise Science Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Advanced And Field-Based Measurement For Sport And Exercise Credits: 20
Module: Advanced Human Sciences For Sport And Exercise Credits: 20
Module: Data Management For Sport And Exercise Credits: 20
Module: Innovation In Sport And Exercise Technology Credits: 20
Module: Research Project In Sport And Exercise Technology Credits: 40

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Sport and physical activity courses (PDF)

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