You will explore the science behind human performance in sports, exercise and health. Using our state-of-the-art equipment, you will gain the skills to capture and analyse physiological and biomechanical data to better understand human performance and activity. You will learn how to act to enhance performance and activity - whether for competition or disease management - and how to provide feedback to an athlete, a patient or member of the general public.
You will benefit from Lancaster Medical School’s excellent connections with clinicians, practitioners, and professionals working in both the health and sports domain, whilst gaining experience of working with athletes and members of the wider community.
The course content covered in year one allows you to complete an industry recognised gym instructor qualification and a personal trainer qualification from one of the UK’s leading providers of learning and education in the active leisure, wellbeing and fitness sector. This enables you to become a qualified fitness professional alongside your academic studies and gain experience of working with people in an exercise and fitness environment, boosting your employability.
In your second year, you can begin to tailor your degree by choosing to study either Exercise Medicine (health performance) or Sports Medicine (athletic performance). Options in your third year allow you to continue with your chosen direction, or widen your studies by mixing optional modules.