Explore Sports Courses at Salford
Sport, exercise and rehabilitation are major global industries. For those at the cutting edge of athletic performance, sport scientists provide specialist technical support and guidance to optimise and maximise physical function, working predominantly with trained individuals or groups.
More broadly, as part of a drive to increase the health and wellbeing of a largely inactive and unhealthy UK population, exercise scientists devise and deliver physical activity and nutritional interventions to improve health outcomes and enhance quality of life for general populations and those with chronic disease.
All three of our sport programmes are accredited and formally endorsed by their respective professional body, which means the course covers everything you need to know for your career in the sport industry.
Our excellent courses offer 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 sport.
We are proud of our sport and exercise offering at Salford. Our courses are well-established and we have a strong reputation, recognised by professionals working across the industry.
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BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Exercise as Medicine
This course is accredited by CIMSPA.
On this course, you will learn the skills and competencies associated with all aspects of exercise prescription and dietary intervention through a combination of theoretical and practical applications.
Being able to recognise the importance of a healthy lifestyle right through to making positive and consistent behaviour change, requires specialised knowledge and skills. To ensure success, the practitioner must have an in-depth understanding of underpinning scientific principles yet also be skilled in advocating and incorporating change into a person’s daily schedule. For this reason, the art and science of exercise prescription and dietary intervention is tremendously complex and takes years to learn and hone.
As part of this course, you will undertake applied work in the workplace, schools and clinical settings to equip you to prescribe exercise and nutrition-based strategies for the prevention and treatment of ill-health. You will undertake vocational awards during your studies, in order to gain relevant industry experience in Gym Instructing and Personal Training.
This course also has a Foundation Year option. More details here
BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation
On this degree course you will study musculoskeletal injuries, assessment & diagnosis, therapeutic techniques and exercise rehabilitation skills, supported by a foundation in anatomy, pathophysiology, biomechanics and psychology.
You'll learn to provide effective care for people with injuries, illness and disease in order to improve their health and function, either autonomously or as part of a multi-disciplinary team on this accredited course.
You'll learn how to help injured people get back to full sporting activity by applying cutting-edge rehabilitation techniques in a lively and supportive environment. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills in real-life situations.
BSc (Hons) Sports Science
This course is accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and is designed 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.
In your third year, you’ll have an idea about what makes you tick, so we provide you with the opportunity to specialise in your area of interest by choosing either our Strength & Conditioning or our Performance Analysis pathway. You will also undertake a dissertation and a placement which will enable you to put some of what you have learnt into practice.
This course also has a Foundation Year option. More details here
What Can We Offer You?
Our courses are accredited and formally endorsed by their respective professional body, making you industry ready when you graduate
You will study in state-of-the-art facilities, including our Human Performance Lab and Strength and Conditioning Suite
Our strong links with elite sports organisations including Sale Sharks, Salford Red Devils and Manchester Storm, will provide you with placement and work experience opportunities
Our Sports Science course achieved 100% overall student satisfaction rate in 2022 (University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2022 data)
Our courses are well-established and we have a strong reputation, recognised by professionals working across the industry.
In the University Sport Rehab clinic, which is open to the public, you’ll get an opportunity to work face to face with patients, apply your learning and develop your professional practice
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