Published: 26 January 2021

A week in the life of a sport and exercise science student

From anatomy and kinesiology lectures to role plays, discover what a typical week looks like as a first-year BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science student at Surrey.

How you'll learn

Your teaching will be delivered through a combination of: 

  • Group work (e.g. discussion groups) 
  • Laboratory-based practicals 
  • Lectures 
  • Online learning 
  • Role plays 
  • Seminars 
  • Tutorials. 

Outside of these, you’ll be expected to carry out independent study, including coursework, essays, laboratory write-ups and reading.

We’ve also introduced hybrid learning, a mix of online and face-to-face sessions, in light of Covid-19.

"I'm enjoying the anatomy side of the course and the practicals that come with it. I feel that physically going through certain movements really helps me learn."
Izzie Coomber, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

A typical week in Semester 1 of your first year

In your first year, you'll receive approximately 13 contact hours each week.


  • 9am to 11am – 'Skill Acquisition and Research Methods' lecture
  • 11am to 1pm – 'Cell Biology' lecture
  • 2pm to 3pm – Tutorial
  • 4pm to 6pm – 'Biochemistry: The Many Molecules of Life' lecture


  • 11am to 1pm – 'Anatomy and Kinesiology' lecture
  • 2pm to 4pm – 'Anatomy and Kinesiology' laboratory session


Please note, Wednesday afternoons are left free for sporting activities.


  • 2pm to 3pm – 'Biochemistry: The Many Molecules of Life' lecture


  • 2pm to 3pm – 'Cell Biology' lecture

Find out more about our sport and exercise science course


The timetable and modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication and may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.

Given the changing nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, our hybrid learning model is under continuous review. See the latest information on all changes.

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