Sport and Exercise Science

Sport and Exercise Science are part of our School of Sport, Health and Wellbeing based at our Openshaw Campus.

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Manchester is a city steeped in sporting tradition, and we aren’t just talking red versus blue. We’ve got the National Cycling Centre, Manchester Aquatics Centre and so much more. Basically, there’s no better place to do a sports and exercise science degree and gain all the skills you’ll need for an exciting career in this sector. 

If you’re passionate about sport and physical activity, we have a wide range of sports courses that’ll help you build the knowledge, practical skills and understanding of sports you’ll need to excel in a career in sports. Covering everything from sports science and nutrition to fitness, sports biomechanics and sports coaching, we’ll make sure you’re in the best possible shape to compete against the elite and stand out from the crowd when you start your career. 

What’s more, you’ll be among the very first students to learn in our brand-new, state-of-the-art Manchester sports facilities – including a match analysis suite, indoor sports hall and 3G pitch – at our redeveloped Openshaw Campus.


Sport, Health and Wellbeing

We’re committed to providing all our students with a career-focused learning experience and as a student of our School of Sport, Health and Wellbeing you’ll learn in industry-standard, state-of-the-art facilities at our Openshaw Campus, which will provide the perfect environment for you to excel.

Our goal is to help you to secure long-term employment or that much sought-after promotion. That's why our courses are designed to help you learn skills that you can apply in your placements or current role to make an impact immediately. Our tutors are experts who've either previously or still work in industry, allowing them to impart up to date learnings with you so that you are prepared for more than just your assessments, but for a career. So, if you want to benefit from smaller class sizes and one-to-one support when it’s needed, look no further.  

We also understand that you have a life and commitments away from your studies, which is why our courses are delivered in a way that will enable you to strike the right balance for you.  Our links with industry partners are another thing you’ll benefit from – you can look forward to work experience opportunities and the chance to network and build your contacts. 



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Reasons to study with us


Our staff are experts in their field and hold a varied range of professional and industry experience. Their support and dedication ensure you are guided, supported and encouraged to learn and achieve within Sport and Exercise Science.


As a student of our exercise and sports science courses, you'll learn in our:

  • Fully equipped sports centre that will enable you to improve your performance
  • 30 station gym and a strength and conditioning room
  • Aerobic and dance studio
  • Six court multi-discipline sports hall with a viewing gallery
  • Media suite with match-analysis capability/ live video link to the sports hall
  • Dedicated classrooms and two IT rooms
  • Full-sized, floodlit 3G full multi-sport pitch with home and away team changing rooms with direct access to the pitch and a seated spectator space

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