Subjects

Exercise Sciences

Overview

Exercise Sciences is all about how and why the human body moves. Our science is very timely and relevant in today’s world. There is an increasing recognition that human movement, including exercise and sport, has an important impact on maintaining and improving physical health and function.

The undergraduate Exercise Sciences programme involves the study of physiological, psychological, biomechanical, neuro-motor and sociological influences on human performance in sport, work and exercise. Laboratory work plays an important part of the programme and is based around the analysis and evaluation of data collected from people who are playing sport, working, or undergoing physical rehabilitation.

Areas of study

Courses and research in the Department of Exercise Sciences examine movement during exercise and sport through the disciplines of human physiology, psychology, biomechanics and movement neuroscience. These disciplines are built upon foundations of anatomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics.

You can study Exercise Sciences in the following programmes:

What you will learn

You will gain skills for working with people and their bodies to help make them stronger, faster, more efficient, healthier, better able to deal with stress, and less susceptible to injury. This involves the study of physiological, psychological, biomechanical influences on human performance in exercise, work and sport. Laboratory work plays an important part in the learning programme and is based around the analysis and evaluation of data collected from people engaged in exercise, sport, work or rehabilitation.

 

Career opportunities

This specialisation will suit you if you are seeking a career in the fields connected with exercise, health, wellness, physical fitness, rehabilitation and sport science. Examples of potential careers include: cardiac physiologist, clinical exercise physiologist, exercise scientist, human movement scientist, injury prevention consultant, respiratory physiologist, sport and fitness practitioner, sport scientist (consultant in biomechanics, exercise, nutrition, physiology).

More information

For more information see the Faculty of Science's majors page on Exercise Sciences.