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Published: 18 September 2013

Surrey launches game changing degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences

Leading academics and world-class facilities at the £36m Surrey Sports Park make the University of Surrey a top choice for a degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Applications for our new BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences* are now open, and the first students will join us in late September 2014.

The new programme draws upon the University’s long-standing reputation for excellence in biosciences education and will offer students unparalleled access to facilities at the University-owned Surrey Sports Park, home to national and international events and teams that bring world class athletes to Surrey.

Several million pounds have been spent on refurbishing and equipping University teaching laboratories, and students will learn and develop essential skills using state-of-the-art equipment in the Surrey Human Performance Institute (SHPI), based within Surrey Sports Park, and the University’s Clinical Investigations Unit.

The programme will include Surrey’s popular optional Professional Training Placement year, to give students a valuable chance to put  knowledge and skills learnt at University into practice in a real working environment and kick-start their future career. In the final year, the flexible degree can be tailored to each student’s interests, with optional modules in biomechanics, psychology and management, and the opportunity to carry out a multidisciplinary research project.

Dr Adam Collins, Programme Director for BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences, said: “The University of Surrey is home to wealth of academic expertise and interest in sport and exercise sciences and this, combined with the outstanding facilities at the Surrey Sports Park, makes Surrey the ideal place to study for a degree that will prepare students for the fascinating and varied world of sport and health.  The programme will give students a sound and broad background in science and its application to sports and exercise performance, and open doors to a wide range of jobs in sports science, exercise physiology, performance and competition, exercise and health, sports nutrition, sports biochemistry and teaching.”

Find out more about our new BSc in Sport and Exercise Sciences at the next University of Surrey Open Day on Saturday October 12th .

During the Open Day you’ll have the chance to explore our campus, tour the Surrey Sports Park and find out why Surrey’s a great place to kick-start your career in sport.

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