BSc Sport and Exercise Science (Intercalated)

Duration: 1 year
Institution: Loughborough University

Course overview

This one-year course in Sport and Exercise Science is aimed at medical students who have completed at least two years of medicine.

Sport and exercise science is the application of scientific principles to the promotion, maintenance and enhancement of sport and exercise-related behaviours and is central to the development of our understanding of the fundamental nature of human performance at all levels.

Sport and exercise scientists play an increasing part in helping us to analyse and respond to many aspects of modern life. The world of elite sport is looking more and more to the world of sports science and medicine for advice and guidance. There is also a growing awareness of the relevance of sport and exercise medicine to the health agenda.

Graduates speak highly of the opportunity this course provides for medical students to develop their knowledge and appreciation of the sport and exercise sciences and to engage with and be part of an excellent research, teaching and development community.

Graduate profile

“The Intercalated BSc at Loughborough is something I would recommend to all medical students interested in sport. The course contained a wide variety of interesting modules which have broadened my knowledge on the physiology of exercise, health and sports performance. I particularly enjoyed completing a research project which gave me opportunities to complete exercise testing and develop my research skills.

Alongside the undergraduate teaching provided, the intercalated students are given the opportunity to attend NHS sports medicine clinics in Leicester which is a great opportunity to network and gain first-hand experience in a career in sport and exercise medicine.

The opportunities to meet and work with like-minded, enthusiastic people who all share a passion for sport make it a perfect choice for somebody looking to develop their CV for a career in sport and exercise medicine (SEM). Personally, I hope to use the knowledge and experiences gained from my time at Loughborough to move into a career in elite sport as an SEM physician.”

Jack Nash (fifth-year medical student)

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