Sport and Exercise Sciences

The University of Central Lancashire has an excellent reputation for delivering high-quality courses in the fields of sport and exercise sciences and our links with elite level sports teams demonstrates this.

You’ll be taught by specialist research active expert staff, who have experience of teaching in health, nutrition, physical activity and coaching/leadership. This allows you the opportunity to gain skills that will provide an excellent platform for employment. 

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Discover our Sport and Exercise Sciences courses

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A thoroughly enjoyable and life changing experience.
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Naomi Liles
BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Exercise Sciences
United Kingdom

Why study with us

  • Our strong links with industry and the sports profession, including Preston North End and Wigan Warriors, mean you can gain experience of working with high performance athletes whilst developing your own invaluable network of contacts.
  • Teaching staff on the course are not only academic but are active in research and coaching in the field of high-performance sports. The majority are still in professional practice.

  • Our courses teach using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities
Sound interesting?

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Clearing officially opens on July 5 2024, but you can sign up for priority Clearing early and we'll help you find a place on a course that's right for you.

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What jobs can you get with a degree in exercise & sport science?

Our graduates have gone on to a wide range of careers after leaving us. We have graduates that work in professional sports. Others work in community health whilst others have set up their own businesses. Whatever you want to achieve, we will give you the knowledge, skills, experience, and guidance to pursue your goals.

Studying sport and exercise sciences could lead to a future career as a:

  • Personal trainer
  • Sports coach
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Outdoor activities/education manager
  • Clinical scientist, cardiac sciences
  • Sports administrator
  • Sport and exercise psychologist

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Interested in studying a degree with us? From exploring accommodation to visiting us at an Open Day, find out everything you need to know about life at UCLan.

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Meet the team

Dr Stephanie Dillon
Principal Lecturer
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Stephanie is the academic team leader for Sport, Nutrition and Clinical Sciences and Course Leader for Nutrition and Exercise Sciences. Stephanie is a Nutritional Biochemist with a PhD in Clinical Biochemistry with an interest in dietary micronutrients and antioxidants in health …

Dr April Melia
Lecturer in Nutrition
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

April is the module leader for the foundation entry and teaches across undergraduate courses delivering nutritional and personal fitness content in addition to module lead for Exercise Referral. April has expertise with techniques for body composition analysis, capillary blood sa…