Sport and Exercise Degrees at Salford

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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.

In clinical settings, sports rehabilitators are well-positioned to design and deliver treatment programmes for individuals across a broad spectrum, from those with chronic illness to elite athletes returning to sport following injury or trauma. For these reasons, career opportunities for those with interests in sport, exercise and rehabilitation are increasing dramatically in range and scope. 

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Find out more about our Sport and Exercise courses, diverse student community, and facilities at the University of Salford through our Sport and Exercise subject guide. 

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Why should you study at the University of Salford?


Our sports and exercise teams have strong links with elite sports organisations including Sale Sharks, Salford Red Devils, Manchester Storm and Premier League football clubs


You will study in state-of-the-art facilities, including our Human Performance Lab and Strength and Conditioning Suite


You will have the opportunity to learn from real-world experiences including through placements and by working in our on-site public facing clinics. Studying in Greater Manchester provides you with endless options for exciting placement opportunities.

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If you have any further questions, our friendly team will be happy to answer them for you. You can contact us through email or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545. You can also book onto one of our open days below.