Sport and Exercise Science explores how the human body performs under different levels of pressure. It also covers the broader issues at play, from wider participation in sports and exercise to ethics, sports psychology and nutrition.
This degree provides a solid core of modern and relevant learning, preparing you for a fulfilling career in fitness and leisure industries, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and more.
Why Sport and Exercise Science at Swansea?
Sport and Exercise Science at Swansea University has a strong reputation and attracts students from far and wide.
Located on the new Bay Campus, our high-grade facilities are based within the Engineering Quarter, which overlooks coastline on the edge of the Gower Peninsula.
We are a UK Top 15 Sport and Exercise Science Department (The Times Good University Guide 2020).
We are ranked 7th in the UK for Graduate Prospects (The Guardian University League Table 2020).
Within six months of graduating, 100% of Sport and Exercise Science graduates are employed or in further study (16/17 Graduate DLHE).
There is the option to spend a year studying abroad (UCAS C601) at a partner university to enrich your degree, giving a valuable cultural experience which can broaden your horizons when seeking employment.
Your Sport and Exercise Science Experience
You will make extensive use of our dedicated Biomechanics Laboratory, which is home to a state-of-the-art motion analysis system.
Throughout your time at Swansea, you will also work closely in the Exercise Physiology Laboratory. This contains a range of exercise ergometers, lung function assessment, blood analysis and muscle function testing equipment.
As you progress, your developing interests and abilities will combine with hands-on experience of advanced equipment, establishing skills which are vital to securing employment.
Swansea University was named University of the Year in the 2019 Whatuni Student Choice Awards for the second time in five years. As well as being crowned University of the Year, Swansea University took the top spot in the International category and placed top three in the Postgraduate, and Course and Lecturers categories. The Whatuni Student Choice Awards are voted for entirely by students, with more than 41,000 reviews and comments submitted from more than 160 UK institutions.
In the prestigious Guardian University Guide 2021, we are placed 24th in the UK and have won the Welsh University of the Year title for the second time in three years, cementing our position as Wales’ leading higher education institution.
We place our students at the heart of everything. As a result, we achieved a gold rating, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and are ranked 6th in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for 2020.
Our stunning waterfront campuses make us a desirable location for students and staff from around the world, and our multicultural community provides a global perspective, enabling those who join us to develop skills and knowledge that set them on successful and enriching careers.