University of Hull Sports Courses and Opportunities

The University of Hull is the only official university partner to Team GB; students who choose to study one of the university’s many highly accredited sport-related courses are given the opportunity to work with some of the best athletes in the country.

Undergraduate Sports Courses at the University of Hull

BSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition (SENR accredited)
Mix real-world practical experience and theory to explore the role of nutrition in sports performance and general health. You’ll refine your understanding of nutrition, exercise physiology and psychology. You’ll transfer the theory into real-world practical situations in specialist facilities, including the Health and Human Performance Laboratory, and Exercise Physiology Laboratories, using showcase catering facilities and on work placement.

BSc Sport and Exercise Science
Learn how to help athletes improve their performance and how to protect the general public’s health and wellbeing through exercise. Your work placement is already built into your degree, so you get to apply the scientific theory of physiology, psychology and biomechanics with hands-on experience. Plus in your final year, you get to decide what you want to study. You can follow your passions and interests in psychology, biomechanics, physiology or nutrition and choose whether you want to focus on health and exercise, or sports and performance.

BSc Sport Rehabilitation
Gain the clinical skills to prevent, diagnose and treat neuro-musculoskeletal injuries. You’ll combine theory, hands-on experience, critical reflection and professional judgement as you learn to excel in the latest techniques in exercise rehabilitation. The Sport Rehabilitation degrees have accreditation from the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT). Graduates from those courses may be eligible to join BASRaT as a full graduate member, practice in the field of sports rehab and use the title Graduate Sport Rehabilitator (GSR).

BSc Sports Coaching and Performance Science
Work with professional teams and athletes and learn to apply theoretical knowledge to high-level coaching. This course is for anyone wanting to begin a career in coaching people of all ages and abilities as well as those interested in teaching physical education.

You’ll become a competent practitioner with clinical skills and knowledge to assess, evaluate, formulate and implement treatment programmes in a diverse range of settings. This course has been launched at the specific request of local healthcare providers to meet a critical shortage of physiotherapists – so the career prospects for graduates could hardly be better. As well as gaining industry experience and networking, students studying this course will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year.

The University of Hull’s partnership with Team GB means opportunities you can’t get anywhere else. Elite athletes and industry experts giving guest lectures and seminars, and possible internships, and that’s just the beginning. Additionally, there’s the £16-million sports centre, and the opportunity to join one or more of the 50 Athletic Union clubs run by the students’ union.

Postgraduate Sport Courses at the University of Hull

MSc in Clinical Exercise Physiology
The course is designed for a wide variety of groups, including sports and exercise science graduates, personal trainers, health workers, nurses and physiotherapists. Students gain an understanding of the science behind clinical exercise physiology and develop an extensive range of laboratory skills.

The University of Hull also offers MSc (Research) and PhD options for research in Sport, Health and Exercise Science. These aim to enhance understanding of practices and processes that support the active lifestyles, health, well-being, sporting performance and coaching practices of individuals and groups.

Alumni from the University of Hull reached incredible heights across the sporting world as competitors, administrators and journalists:

Dr Clare Taylor MBE– member of the England team which won the Women’s Cricket World Cup, Dr. Taylor was also the first woman to have played on a World Cup team in both cricket and football.

Tony Galvin– Republic of Ireland international footballer who won two FA Cups and a UEFA Cup with Tottenham.

Graham Potter– English professional football manager and former player who played as a left-back. He is the head coach of Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion. In a 13-year playing career, he made 307 appearances in the Football League. At an international level, he was capped once for England at the under-21 level.

David Scott– Scottish professional rugby league footballer who plays as a fullback or winger for the Midlands Hurricanes, and Scotland at an international level.

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