If you’re a sport and exercise enthusiast with a brain for applied science, then our sports science Clearing courses could be perfect for you. Sports science is an ideal degree for people with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Our Clearing options include sports science with performance analysis, and sports science with strength and conditioning. Learn more about studying for a sports science degree through Clearing at the University of Salford.

Sports science degree Clearing

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Our sports science degree Clearing courses will develop your skills in analysing and evaluating the performance of sportspeople at all levels, from the recreational exerciser to the elite athlete.   

With modules that cover both traditional and contemporary sports science disciplines, you’ll learn how to assess the fitness and performance needs of clients to design an appropriate exercise programme.

Explore our facilities

Whatever pathway you choose, you will learn in state-of-the-art facilities. Our human performance laboratory is one of the best in the country, containing almost every type of physiological, performance analysis, and biomechanical testing equipment. Our equipment includes a 30-metre sprint track with inbuilt force platforms, motion capture systems, blood and gas analysis tools, and speed guns.  

Our strength and conditioning suite has dedicated PowerLift platforms for students and athletes to learn advanced training techniques, as well as a Biodex isokinetic dynamometer to assess muscle function and asymmetries.  

If you choose one of our sports science Clearing places, you can access the same gait labs and exercise and physiology laboratory (with gas analysis systems, blood analysers, and isokinetic testing conditions) used by our expert researchers at the Centre for Health and Sciences Research. 

Watch this video tour of our sports facilities

Emma and Jacob Sports Video

Explore our sports science Clearing places

On our sports science Clearing courses, we have a variety of pathways that allow you to specialise in your chosen area so you can prepare for a range of careers. You'll study our core sports science modules in your first two years, then in your third year you can continue to study sports science modules or choose to specialise in strength and conditioning or performance analysis.  

Depending on the pathway you choose, you can graduate with one of the following awards:  

View our Sports Science Clearing Courses

BSc (Hons) Sports Science

On our BSc (Hons) Sports Science course, you will learn how to assess a client’s fitness and performance to create a personalised exercise programme. With a focus on hands-on experience, you will have the opportunity to work in a range of applied settings, including schools, local sports clubs, and the wider community.   

Enhance your employability when you graduate by building your skills in traditional sports science disciplines, such as exercise physiology, psychology, and nutrition.  

BSc (Hons) Sports Science (Strength and Conditioning)

Interested in learning more about the training regimes of elite athletes? On our sports science strength and conditioning pathway, you will study the advanced strength and conditioning module, designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how to train professional athletes and sports players.   

Along with a specific work placement opportunity in a strength and conditioning setting, this module will allow you to develop competencies that are closely aligned to the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA). The degree also enables progression to individual accreditation after graduation.

BSc (Hons) Sports Science (Performance Analysis)

On the sports science performance analysis pathway, you will study the advanced performance analysis module. This module is designed to teach you the theoretical background of biomechanics and performance analysis.   

You will apply these concepts to the analysis of sports performance, using both qualitative and quantitative methods. In turn, you will develop the knowledge and expertise needed to practice performance analysis in an elite sporting setting. 

Watch Megan’s story

Before landing her dream job as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Burnley Football Club, Megan Ratcliff gained a BSc in Sports Science and an MSc in Strength and Conditioning at the University of Salford. Here, she talks about her experience and how her studies got her to where she is today. 

Salford graduate Megan Ratcliff

Contact us

In our Human Performance Laboratory, a student undergoes a strength and lifting test, observed by two other students. One student records the results.

If you have a question about studying any of our courses, or you’d like to learn more about joining the University of Salford, contact our friendly team today on +44 (0)161 295 4545 or enquiries@salford.ac.uk.