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Sport Science & Physical Activity at Bedfordshire

With access to industry-standard, state-of-the-art facilities, including a Human Performance Laboratory, a Muscle Cellular Laboratory and Sport Science Labs, we provide an exciting and dynamic hands-on teaching and learning experience.

During your studies you’ll have the opportunity to develop your knowledge further by getting involved with research projects and through undertaking additional sporting qualifications alongside your degree. We also have links with both local and national organisations, providing you with opportunities to gain industry-related work experience to enhance your employability.

We offer five possible sport scholarships for you to apply for, which are designed to help support and develop you in your chosen sports.

Read about our Sport Scholarships

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Reasons to study in the School of Sport Science and Physical Activity

We're 3rd for Graduate Prospects in the Complete University Guide 2024.

We ranked 4th for Career Prospects in the 2023 Guardian League Table and 5th for Graduate Prospects in the 2023 Times Good University Guide, because our courses get you a degree-level job.

We offer all students FREE gym membership including access to our newly installed Strength & Conditioning Suite and admission to our full range of Get Active fitness classes.

Our students have the opportunity to gain professional, client-facing experience with our on-site Human Performance Centre, Community Exercise Clinic and Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre.

We have small class sizes with an excellent staff to student ratio.

Why choose a BA course?

Our BA courses take an interdisciplinary approach, combining teaching with practice and research, providing you with diverse perspectives on the role sport and physical activity plays in society. You’ll benefit from field trips, our guest lecturer programme and opportunities to gain additional technical qualifications, such as a variety of coaching awards, which enhance your employability prospects.

You are taught by a highly experienced team who prioritise ‘student-centered’ learning, at a university with a legacy of delivering Sport and Physical Education that goes back over 100 years. As a higher education partner of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) our courses align with professional standards relevant to Physical Education and Sports Coaching & Development.

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Institute for Sport and Physical Activity Research

ISPAR embraces a wide range of multi-disciplinary perspectives from the life and biomedical sciences to the social sciences, to seek solutions to the physical inactivity epidemic and enhancement of human performance in a variety of sectors related to sport, education, health and wellbeing.