Everything you need to know...
International/EU: £17,205 for the course
- Gain an understanding of science and how to apply theory to practice in sport and exercise
- Work towards British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) accreditation.
- Conduct independent research and seek experience as a sport or exercise science practitioner.
On this course you’ll develop your professional skills in sport and exercise – alongside specialist skills in biomechanics, performance analysis, physiology, nutrition, strength and conditioning. We offer a first-class suite of research and teaching laboratories, as well as the excellent facilities offered by our partnership venue at the English Institute of Sport.
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How you learn
Your lecturer's view
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
The course is delivered by our expert staff, who often support elite athletes and carry out cutting-edge research as part of their day-to-day work. Many of our staff members are accredited by professional bodies such as BASES, and we work collaboratively with our Sport and Physical Activity Research Centre to consult, research, and teach.
Our experience helps us to keep our course content advanced and contemporary – based on our knowledge and experience of research and delivery.
You learn through
- practical classes
- project supervision
- external speakers
Course leaders and tutors
Mohsen Shafizadeh teaches motor control and movement analysis on the sport and exercise science related degrees and cover both sport and clinical settings
One of the main features of this course is providing practical opportunities for you to enhance your vocational skills – with both work-based learning and short or long-term internships. The Academy of Sport and Physical Activity is in close contact with many local and national partners who are interested in working with our students to support their professional development.
There’s a specific module for work-based opportunities on the course, where a range of experts are invited to help you with your personal and professional development. You’ll be able to improve your skills in networking, negotiation, problem solving, presentation, communication, management and IT – and then use those skills in real-world situations.
You’ll also have access to an employability adviser. They provide support in lectures and 1 to 1 sessions on writing applications, preparing for interviews and developing your CV – as well as offering tailored career guidance to help you progress.
This course prepares you for a career in
- Sport and exercise science practitioner
- Exercise instructor in the health and fitness industry
- Strength and conditioning coach
- Sport and exercise nutritionist
- Performance analyst
- Sport and exercise biomechanist
Where will I study?
You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.
Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- industry-leading physiology and biomechanics laboratories
- a performance analysis suite which houses specialist analytical software
- an environmental chamber for simulating extreme environments
- a strength and conditioning suite with the latest specialist equipment
Learn more about your department
Find out about the Sports and Physical Activity subject area at Sheffield Hallam University.
We designed this course to continue specialist studies at masters level for students who already possess a relevant first degree. You may also have an appropriate combination of other subject specific qualifications and relevant practical experience.
Normally you need one of the following
• a good first or upper second honours degree in sport or exercise science
• a good honours degree in a relevant science discipline with suitable content
• an alternative qualification with a suitable concentration of relevant science (at the discretion of the course leader)
• a qualification in science or sport or exercise science at a level lower than first degree coupled with relevant practical experience
The course leader interviews applicants with non-standard qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more
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 a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English.
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.
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.
|Module: Measurement Techniques And Analysis||Credits: 30||
|Module: Professional Practice In Sport And Exercise Science||Credits: 30||
|Module: Project||Credits: 60||
|Module: Biomechanics And Performance Analysis For Applied Sport And Exercise||Credits: 30||
|Module: Exercise And Health||Credits: 30||
|Module: Physiology And Nutrition For Sport And Exercise Performance||Credits: 30||
|Module: Science Of Strength And Conditioning||Credits: 30||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £10,310 for the course. The fee quoted on the online prospectus is for the whole course. Where a course is to be taken over more than one year, then the course fees are divided into annual fees through a financial calculation to which a rounding mechanism is applied. This can sometimes mean that there is a nominal variation between the quoted fee from the prospectus and the fee charged to the student. There are some circumstances in which a student taking a break in study or engaging in retakes may be charged an additional fee, which should be notified to them at the time.
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.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £17,205 for the course. The fee quoted on the online prospectus is for the whole course. Where a course is to be taken over more than one year, then the course fees are divided into annual fees through a financial calculation to which a rounding mechanism is applied. This can sometimes mean that there is a nominal variation between the quoted fee from the prospectus and the fee charged to the student. There are some circumstances in which a student taking a break in study or engaging in retakes may be charged an additional fee, which should be notified to them at the time.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
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, 432.5KB)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.