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You live and breathe sport. And you want to use your passion and energy to help others reach their full potential. Our courses teach you the theory behind sport and exercise science and sports coaching. Learn how to maximise sporting performance and gain invaluable hands-on experience, while studying in our specialist labs in the heart of Cambridge.

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Industry-standard equipment

Our sport and exercise science laboratories, which feature the latest equipment, will help you put what you’ve learnt to the test.

At ARU, we're proud to be ranked third in the country for sports science courses in The Guardian League Table 2022.

As a student here, you'll get hands-on experience in our Cambridge Centre for Sports and Exercise Science. You'll also be able to work with our Exercise Testing Consultancy team, gaining experience of testing athletes and members of the public.

If you already have an undergraduate degree and want to develop your expertise further, we offer a choice of Masters degrees and a PhD programme.

Our highly experienced staff include practising sport therapists, coaches and conditioning specialists – as well as professional athletes.

With expert teaching, accredited courses and first-class facilities, you can be sure you'll graduate with the skills and knowledge employers look for.

Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences

At ARU you’ll be based in our Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Science:

  • study in specialist exercise testing and human movement labs, accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)
  • work alongside our professional Exercise Testing Consultancy team
  • get hands-on experience with internships and placements
  • join an array of sports clubs and societies.

CONOR

"Once I decided to go into teaching and train to be a PE teacher, it was a matter of seeing what universities could offer. ARU's sport and exercise sciences offer really stood out to me."

CONOR

BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching and Physical Education student

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Sport and Exercise Science

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4-years-with-placement
,
4 years with foundation
Course features
  • Explore the principles that underpin health, wellbeing and sporting performance
  • Use specialist exercise testing and human movement facilities
  • Turn your love of sport and fitness into a career

Sport and Exercise Therapy

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full time
,
4-years-with-placement
,
4 years with foundation
Course features
  • Become an expert in sports injuries and rehabilitation
  • Get hands-on practice as a sports therapist
  • Graduate as a recognised healthcare professional

Sport Coaching and Physical Education

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4-years-with-placement
,
4 years with foundation
Course features
  • Get first-hand experience working with schools and sports clubs
  • Gain safeguarding and coaching qualifications
  • Graduate ‘job ready’ with our industry-endorsed degree

Strength and Conditioning with Rehabilitation

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4-years-with-placement
,
4 years with foundation
Course features
  • Train to become a professional strength and conditioning coach
  • Hone your skills in a specialist conditioning suite and rehab clinic
  • Gain fitness industry qualifications and work experience

Sport and Exercise Science

Postgraduate - MSc

Study in:
Cambridge
,
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
,
Part-time
Course features
If you’re passionate about sport and exercise science and want to have an impact on future generations, the research skills you’ll develop on our MSc Sport and Exercise Science course will prepare you for a rewarding career. Our British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accredited lab allows you to secure real-world experience and employability skills, working across a number of performance sport settings.

Sport Coaching

Postgraduate - MSc

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
,
Part-time
Course features
If you’re passionate about sport coaching and want to have an impact on future generations, the knowledge understanding you’ll develop on our MSc Sport Coaching course will prepare you for a rewarding career. You’ll work on interdisciplinary solutions and enhance your employability power with skills relevant across participation and performance sport settings.

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Research - MPhil : PhD

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
,
Part-time
Course features
Pursue original research in physiology, psychology, biomechanics or coaching/pedagogy, in highly-equipped surroundings with an innovative, expert team.

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