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Combining the best of sport, exercise science and management this course will provide you the knowledge, skills and experience to work at a management level within the sport and leisure industry or beyond.
Our sport degrees will enable you to experience a variety of disciplines, including:
You will also explore essential management topics such as:
Why choose this course?
Our students are very satisfied - 100% of our students said that they were satisfied with our BSc (Hons) Sport Science and Management course (National Student Survey 2015).
You have the unique opportunity to:
You will have access to outstanding facilities, including a:
You can also undertake coaching education opportunities through NTU's Sport and Lifestyle department.
You will be working with:
The University offers a wide range of support services for elite-level athletes competing at a national and international level to assist their:
"The Sport courses at NTU are innovative, inspiring, practical and relevant - that's why I support them!"
Brandon Furse, Operations Manager, Nottingham Forest Football Club
What you'll study
You will develop and apply a range of essential, transferable management skills that are greatly valued by employers. This course has received professional recognition for the unique way in which it combines theory with practical experience, providing you with the knowledge and skills to work at management level within the sport and leisure industry or beyond.
About the Sports Science team
Sarah is the course leader for BSc Sport Science and Management. She has an MBA and specialises in finance, leadership and event management. She uses her expertise to deliver modules and lectures in the areas of entrepreneurship, event management, human resource management, finance and economics and leadership.
Chris is a communications expert, who has published a range of literature which is used by students on the course. Chris manages modules in the areas of marketing, strategic analysis and implementation.
Seema has completed her PhD in law. Her area of expertise lies in inclusion and exclusion in sport. She is responsible for delivering the law content on the course, in addition to a number of other management topics. Seema manages the short-term work placements on the course.
This course consistently delivers graduates who can operate straight out the box, who are both eminently employable across a range of industries and with the potential to go on to achieve senior positions.
Ashley Marriot, Assistant Director, Leisure, Broxtowe Borough Council
Learn a new language
Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.
Learning a new language can:
Introduction to Sport and Exercise Physiology
This module provides the foundations of the key human systems (both anatomical and physiological) and their responses and adaptations to sport and exercise.
Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Examine the psychological consequences of engaging in sport and exercise, as well as the mental factors that impact on quality sport and exercise experiences.
Sport, Culture and Society: a critical introduction*
Explore the importance of the social sciences in the understanding of sport and in the education of every sports professional.
The Internal Business Environment
You will be introduced to key topics such as managers, teams, organisational culture, structure and communication. You will also study academic models and topics of law.
The External Business Environment
You will explore various academic approaches to management. Focusing on the external influences of business, you will learn to use the PESTEL model to analyse an organisation.
Introduction to Research
Get an overall perspective of the research process in the context of sport, exercise, health and leisure management, and learn the research skills necessary to successfully complete your studies.
*subject to validation
Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
Through both theoretical and practical study you will learn how the body's structures and functions are altered by bouts of physical exercise, and how these concepts can be applied to training.
Practical Applications in Sport and Exercise Psychology
This module introduces the concept of evidence-based practice and frameworks of assessment, intervention and evaluation to
address issues in sport, coaching, social and exercise psychology.
Strategic Business Analysis and Management
This module aims to develop your understanding of strategy and resource management and the role these play in establishing competitive advantage.
You are introduced to essential marketing principles and practices, methods of campaigning communications, whilst also learning the unique nature of sport marketing.
Research Design and Analysis
Using enquiry based learning, students will continue to learn about the research process and gain an understanding and experience of how research is conducted within the field of sport science and management.
Choose one module from:
Sociology of Sport, Health and the Body*
Investigate the relationship between sport, exercise, physical activity and health by developing a small research project.
Through a short placement you will learn to apply, analyse and evaluate a range of vocationally relevant processes which will enhance your employability and prepare you for the world of work.
*subject to validation
Optional placement year
Learn about entrepreneurship, critically evaluate business environments, and develop the knowledge, skills and techniques required to effectively create a start-up company business plan.
You will study methods of creating organisational change and the theories relating to the creation and evaluation of options, stakeholder communications, and the planning and managing of change.
Sport Project and Dissertation
You will produce an original and independent piece of work in a specialist area of sport science, coaching, exercise science or sport and leisure management depending on your focus of study.
Choose two modules from the following:
Strength, Power and Endurance for Sport and Exercise
This module typically focuses on six topics related to applied exercise physiology and strength and conditioning research.
Advanced Topics in Sport and Exercise Psychology
You will become familiar with selected areas such as motivational climate, athletic identity, mental toughness, psychology of injury and morality in sport. The emphasis of this module will be placed on current primary research.
This module is designed to help you develop your knowledge and skills in all appropriate management functions, to enable you to effectively plan for, develop and manage an event.
Child and Adolescent Growth, Health and Performance
This module will describe and critically evaluate the processes of growth and development in humans, and the potential impact of these on the current (and future) health and performance of the growing child and adolescent.
Contemporary issues in the Sociology of Sport: cross cultural perspectives*
Consider the core sociological questions relating to the distribution of power in society, the nature and effects of social inequality, and the potential role of sports development in social change, as well as considering the meaning of sport in diverse cultural spaces.
*subject to validation
View the full course specification
Please note that course specifications may be subject to change
Careers and employability
Your career development
You will develop and apply a range of essential, transferable management skills that are greatly respected by employers.
Recent Sports Science and Management graduates have gone onto work in the following roles and companies:
Graduate salaries range from £10,000 - £30,000 per year.
On successful completion of the course, many graduates choose to undertake further study on one of our Masters-level courses or MPhil and PhD research degrees.
What our students say
"I'm really very lucky to be working in a job that I love and that I'm very passionate about. My time at Nottingham Trent University set me on a path to playing a part in the success that British para-cycling has earned in the past few years"
BSc (Hons) Sport Administration and Science (now BSc (Hons) Sports Science and Management)
Head Coach for the British Cycling Paralympic Squad
Throughout your time with us you will have many opportunities to:
Excellent placement opportunities
From 2012, students on this course will have the option to complete a one year work placements in industry.
In addition, you will undertake research and consultancy projects with a host of leading sport and leisure organisations, providing you with invaluable industry experience.
We have strong links with Nottingham Forest Football Club and each year the club holds a competition to find suitable candidates for a year-long internship. Many NTU Sports Science students have gone on to secure permanent management positions with the club.
Our industry partners include:
What our students say
The projects we did were really practical; one involved a strategic analysis of a leisure facility for Gedling Borough Council and another saw us design and present a marketing plan to Nottingham Forest FC. I'm proud to say that my team got the highest mark for this.
Richard Dixon, BSc (Hons) Sport Science and Management
Notes about fees for this course
Once our 2018/19 fees have been set, they will be available on our fees and funding pages.
Getting in touch
For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service on telephone +44 (0)115 848 2494.While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.
We offer prestigious scholarships to new international students holding offers to study at the University.
What are we looking for?
Applicants without A-levels will have their qualifications assessed for subject compatibility. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please see UCAS Course Search for more details.
We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our UG and PG degrees. If you're not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.
If you are an international student who does not meet the direct entry requirements for this course, you can prepare for it at Nottingham Trent International College. Their Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering (life sciences) offers students a guaranteed progression route to this degree on successful completion to the required level.
English language entry requirements
If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.
Help and support
If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our International Team for advice.
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Multiple factors influenced my choice of postgraduate studies. The UK’s and NTU's reputation for exceptional education, along with my thirst to experience different cultures and systems were amongst the top reasons. Family influence played a role also as my father completed his postgraduate education in Nottingham.
Postgraduate studies are more self-driven and carry more responsibilities. The teacher is more of a friend who guides, and the responsibility to educate yourself and pursue extra areas of interest lie within your own hands. This by itself is a challenge and maintaining it requires a lot of work and effort.
The teaching and educational facilities available for students are above my expectations. Every resource is made readily available including libraries, online resources and well equipped group study rooms.
The course has enhanced my skills in multiple areas including academic knowledge, new programming languages and research and personal skills such as creativity and management. This is of paramount importance in building my future career.
I would highly recommend this course - the field of internet and security is becoming increasingly important. The opportunity for an industrial placement is a rare opportunity that this course helps facilitate."
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"I had been working in an NHS Haematology/Transfusion laboratory for three years when I came across the flexible Biosciences course at NTU.
I first heard about this degree through the IBMS website. I was looking for an accredited long distance course and found this was my favourite because of the specialised syllabus and the ability to carry out the modules at my own pace whatever time of day.
I read about the bursary award for this course on the NTU website. The bursary application was really straightforward and easy to complete. I had to explain my reasons for applying and how I was suitable for the bursary.
Without financial assistance I believe that I would have found it very difficult to complete this course over the two years and would perhaps have had to prolong my study to be able to manage the payments. Being awarded the bursary was a huge privilege and it has allowed me to concentrate on the course content instead of worrying about finding the next payment, for which I am extremely grateful.
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My undergraduate research project was concerned with stem cells and the amount of apoptosis that occurs with overnight storage at 4◦C. This has encouraged me to read around the subject of stem cells and I believe these amazing cells have yet to be fully understood. I hope that my postgraduate research project will also give me passion for another subject area.
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"After looking around the university on an open day I was amazed by the quality of the equipment throughout the university on Clifton.
The BSc (Hons) Exercise, Nutrition and Health degree course allows students to understand up to date, relevant sports science data in a hands-on job related environment with the most up to date equipment. I liked the fact that each course module was different, keeping each subject interesting, but with elements that allowed learning to overlap.
After finishing my undergraduate course I started looking for Masters Courses. I could not find a university with the same facilities and equipment that would help me achieve in the areas of sports science. Through my academic career I have developed the ability to apply scientific principles in the design, data collection and write up of nutrition/ physiology research projects.
All of my lecturers over my four years at Nottingham Trent University helped me with my studies, from drop in sessions, labs and lectures. They also helped me to achieve one publication and funding from the European Hydration Institute to begin research on another.
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During my social time I am also continuing to research within the areas of sports science and nutrition with the help from fellow lecturers to add more published research to my CV.
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