Sports Science (Human Performance, Performance Analysis or Strength and Conditioning pathways)
School - School of Health Sciences
Subject area - Sport and Exercise
UCAS Code: C610
Start Dates(s): September
Three years full-time
Five years part-time
UK - £9,250 per year
Part-time - Your annual fee will be calculated pro rata to the full-time fee according to the number of credits you are studying.
International - £14,400
- State-of-the-art facilities and delivered by expert practitioners/researchers
- Choice of pathways allowing you to pursue the areas you are interested in and maximising your career choice opportunities
- External endorsement by BASES (British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences) and NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) for meeting educational criteria in these areas with an opportunity to apply this knowledge to real-world settings
- Part-time study option
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
Our Sports Science programme is for individuals interested in the science underpinning all aspects of human performance. The course aims to develop your skills in analysing and evaluating performance and providing interventions within the traditional (including exercise physiology, psychology, biomechanics and nutrition) and the contemporary sports science disciplines (such as performance analysis and strength and conditioning).
This excellent course offers you the chance to study in a department equipped with its own human performance laboratories, performance analysis facilities, and strength and conditioning suite for testing, analysing, and training.
We take an applied approach to our programme delivery, drawing on cutting edge research and decades of practitioner experience, to give you the transferable skills to make a difference in the field of sports science.
Our choice of pathways allows you to specialise in the final year and ensures the best preparation for a range of career choices, including sports science support, teaching, coaching, performance analysis and strength and conditioning.
You will be taught alongside students on other courses with similar disciplines including Sport Rehabilitation and Exercise, Physical Activity and Health. This broadens the links between sports science and professions aligned to health care.
We're very proud that Salford is the highest ranking university in the North West for Sports Science in the latest Guardian league tables. We're also pleased to say that in the Complete University Guide 2017 rankings our Sports Science course has jumped to 21st place nationally, with an impressive 4.25 out of 5 for student satisfaction.
This course is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and is recognised by the NSCA under their education recognition programme.
“I joined the University of Salford because of the excellent reputation of the Sports Science programme. During my studies, I have always found the lecturers to be extremely approachable and willing to help in answering any of my queries. Something I have found useful for my learning is reading around the topic area which has been helped by the appropriate and extensive reading lists provided by lecturers. Throughout the programme, I have particularly enjoyed studying sports psychology as I did not study this during my BTEC studies. The course has taught me the importance of understanding an athlete and their needs. I now approach my coaching practice in a different way, realising that I may need to alter my coaching practice with certain athletes. I am excited about starting my dissertation project in my final year, particularly because I have been allowed to choose a research project in an area I enjoy.”
Michael Haworth, 3rd year student on Human Performance pathway.
"Having been working full time in the fitness industry for a number of years I approached the sports science course as a mature student at the age of 25. I was a little wary of the decision at first but was wanting to acquire more knowledge within the field of study, as I am very passionate about the human body and how it can be improved for performance. From the first day I knew that the right decision had been made and now entering my 2nd year of study I'm fully enjoying the experience even further. My first year studying at Salford was great. I've made some good friends for life and learnt subject matter I'm passionate about.”
Jack Murphy, 2nd year student
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.