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Sport and Physical Activity

To turn your passion for sport into a dream job, you need skills and experience. Here at Edge Hill, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to practice for a lifelong career as a professional.

With excellent facilities, like our Sports Centre and labs, and exciting projects including research and real-life work placements, you’ll be active from day one of your course. Whatever area of sport, physical activity and health you decide to focus on, we’ll support you every step of the way.

Work on real life projects or complete placements with national sports teams, local clubs, schools, and community sport organisations.

Many of our courses are accredited or endorsed by professional statutory regulatory bodies, bringing you one step closer to professional status.

Our open-access laboratories, state of the art facilities and specialist equipment is available to you from day one.

Physical Education and School Sport

BA (Hons)

Discover the theory behind physical education and sports activities in schools. Master the fundamentals of learning and develop engaging teaching techniques. Put your knowledge into practice and inspire young people to stay active with this hands-on course.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Sport & Exercise Science

MSci (Hons)

Our four-year integrated sport and exercise science Masters combines real-world experience with academic research. Explore the sciences of biomechanics, physiology and psychology on this degree endorsed by BASES, the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Course Length:
4 years
Example Offers:
120 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Sport & Exercise Science

BSc (Hons)

Discover the science behind sport and exercise. Support practical action with solid theory, build your subject knowledge and learn how to develop your own training programmes. Join this degree, endorsed by BASES, the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Sport & Exercise Psychology

BSc (Hons)

How do you create a champion? Unravel the importance of psychological wellbeing and understand the fundamentals of performance and sport engagement. Our accredited sport and exercise psychology course helps you bring out the best in athletes and promote physical activity.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Sport Management

BSc (Hons)

Get ready for a career working in the management and delivery of professional and community sport. Combine hands-on experience and theory on this course endorsed by CIMSPA, the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Sports Coaching

BSc (Hons)

Want to work in sports performance or community sports coaching? Our sports coaching degree will help you do exactly that. This practical course will teach you all you need to know to succeed – and provide plenty of hands-on work experience.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Sports Therapy

MSci (Hons)

Stand out with our integrated Masters accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists. Joining us, you’ll polish your practical skills on placement and sharpen your knowledge to prepare for working with athletes or carrying out specialist research.

Course Length:
4 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points IB, 144 UCAS Tariff points IB, 104-112 UCAS Tariff points IB, 144 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Sports Therapy

BSc (Hons)

Eager to learn the skills needed to keep athletes in peak physical condition? This applied sports therapy degree provides hands-on experience working with clients in our on-campus clinic. And it’s accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
128 UCAS Tariff points IB, 120 UCAS Tariff points IB, 128 UCAS Tariff points IB, 120 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Discover Sport & Physical Activity at Edge Hill University

To turn your passion for sport into a dream job, you need skills and experience. Here at Edge Hill, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to practice for a lifelong career as a professional.

Facilities

All courses in the Department of Sport and Physical Activity place a strong emphasis on practical work, underpinned by outstanding facilities including dedicated biochemistry, biomechanics, performance analysis, physiology and psychology laboratories.

There is a dedicated sports therapy clinic, providing a clinical learning environment in which to gain practical experience, as well as a functional rehabilitation centre where bespoke rehabilitation programmes for individuals or small groups can be implemented.

Cutting-edge musculoskeletal assessment tools combine with a dedicated strength and conditioning area in our MSk laboratory, while a Sleep, Exercise and Performance laboratory enables you to measure the responses of individuals to sleep, sleep deprivation and changes in the circadian rhythms of a variety of biological processes.

Additional learning resources include eye-tracking systems in a specialist vision analysis laboratory where you can measure hand-eye coordination, ocular-motor control and other mechanisms associated with visual perception.

Complementing the impressive academic facilities, there are £30 million of sport and leisure facilities across 60 acres on campus.

Wilson Centre

Sports Centre

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