A power lifter prepares to lift in the sports centre

Sports and Exercise Science

A new frontier of medical study.

Watch video

Performance. Perfected.

Lancaster University’s innovative BSc Sports and Exercise Science is one of the first in the UK to be delivered by a medical school. This is your chance to study sports and exercise science within an academically rigorous environment and to combine scientific, medical knowledge with professional sporting practice.

Learn more

Your future

A BSc Sports and Exercise Science from Lancaster University will open doors to a career in the sports industry or beyond. It could lead to employment in the private and public sectors, including the NHS, local authorities, national sporting associations, sports governing bodies, education, professional sports clubs, public sports and recreation facilities, and the community.

Potential roles include: Exercise Physiologist, Biomechanist, Sports Psychologist, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Health Promotion Specialist, Personal Trainer, Performance Analyst, and Sports Development Officer.

Progress to a discipline or specific Master’s degree in areas such as exercise physiology, or pursue a career in research with a PhD.

Elite technology

Our brand new Human Performance Lab gives you access to specialised sports facilities featuring cutting-edge technology used by today’s elite athletes. These include our HP Cosmos treadmill, Biodex isokinetic dynamometer, Cortex online gas analysis system, electronically braked cycle ergometers, and our Optojump performance assessment system to name just a few.

In our Strength and Conditioning Room you'll have the opportunity to train to a high level of performance, with a GHD bench, ski ergometers, watt bikes, assault bikes, and Technogym skillmills, skillruns, skillbikes and skillrows.

Our students also experience teaching and learning in our outstanding biomedical science teaching labs. In your first year, you will use these to complete dissections as part of Fundamental Anatomy and will use these during practical elements of Molecules of Life and Cell Structure and Function that are studied alongside biomedical science students.

Your sports centre

As well as a purpose built facility for your Sports and Exercise Science studies, you'll have access to the Lancaster University Sports Centre.

Facilities include a 25 metre swimming pool with eight lanes; a climbing wall and bouldering cave designed by mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington; a high-performance strength and conditioning room; sauna and steam rooms; a sports hall with eight badminton courts; four squash courts; and a state-of-the art 100 station gym.

Explore the Sports Centre