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Are you keen to take your interest in health and fitness and turn that into a career? This programme of specialised study covers all the essential areas of sport management. You’ll graduate with the skills needed to run a variety of health and fitness businesses, or become a self-employed personal trainer.
High Wycombe Campus
This course helps you understand how exercise can influence lifestyle behaviour in a positive way. You’ll look at applied exercise physiology, study public health policy, and spend time learning about sports injury and rehabilitation. We’re looking for students who show a real interest in fitness, healthy living and an active lifestyle.
Preparation for a progressive industryDuring this course you’ll develop a strong theoretical grounding in physiology, psychology, business management and sports events management.
Learning through a mix of practical training and industry based coursework will give you an ideal grounding for a career in this progressive industry. You’ll become expert communicators and learn to work effectively on your own as well as part of a wider team. These transferable skills will be taught through course assessments, workshops and seminars.
A broad training programmeFrom functional anatomy and kinanthropometry, to the bioenergetics of human movement, this dynamic course of study will take you through key modules in sports nutrition, public health policy and exercise prescription.
You’ll also spend time focusing on small business and entrepreneurship. This module is designed to equip you with an additional layer of skills, which will help you enter the marketplace as a self-employed professional, or to launch your own health and fitness venture.
We have strong links with a number of sports organisations, many of which sit on the University’s doorstep. These include the National Sports Centre at Bisham Abbey, home to several governing bodies of sport, and Stoke Mandeville Hospital, birthplace of the Paralympics.
You’ll have the opportunity to blend academic study with a professional sports environment. The University hosts the Reading Ladies Football Club Senior Academy and also the pro basketball team, Surrey United.
Human Performance LaboratoryOur Human Performance, Exercise and Wellbeing Centre includes an indoor three-lane running track that incorporates 3D motion-capture technology. This facility helps to enhance athletes’ performance through improved technique, and assists with injury prevention and rehabilitation. The Human Performance Laboratory is equipped to assess a range of physiological, biomechanical and psychological parameters. We are also currently the only university in the UK to focus on disability sport, an area of increasing importance.
Hands-on work practiceIn the third year, you’ll have the chance to develop and practice your new skills in the professional working environment. This is done as part of the Working With a Client module. However, existing links with nearby sport governing bodies also offer potential for further work experience through part-time work during the holidays.
A typical offer will include GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above and a UCAS Tariff score of 200-240. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.
For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.
Full-time Home and EU: £9,000 per yearFull-time International: £9,500 per year
For information on fees and finance, please view our fees and funding section.
Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change. Fee costs for subsequent years are subject to rise with inflation or course delivery costs.
For fees for international students, visit our international section.
Visit our Why Bucks? section to discover what studying at Bucks could mean for you.
Applications for full-time undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Information on making an application through UCAS is available on our Applicants' pages.
If you are an international student, visit our international students section.
When you finish this course you’ll be qualified for a number of different careers in the health and fitness sector. Graduates may find employment as fitness instructors, personal trainers and exercise managers as well as positions in health and fitness management, and leisure management.
With the skills and training you acquire from this degree programme, you’ll also be able to pursue self-employment in the health and fitness industry as a personal trainer.
How will you help me prepare for my future?Throughout your time with us we’ll support you on the route to your chosen career. We’ll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and good leaders. Our modules and teaching expertise will help you become more independent as a learner and more certain of your discipline expertise.
We also help you find employment after graduation. Have a look at our Careers and Employment pages to find out more.