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Sport and Exercise Courses at Durham

We offer high-quality teaching across two unique undergraduate programmes; our BA in Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity and BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Both are unique in that you will be studying both traditional sport and exercise science as well as contemporary subjects necessary for the prosperity of people, sport, and the planet, now and into the future.

Aligned with the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this includes a focus on reducing health inequalities, advancing gender and race equality in sport, ensuring good wellbeing through exercise, and the role of the environment, like climate change, on sport and physical activity.


Full course information

  • Placements

    Discover the placement opportunities we offer in school youth, community and high performance sport settings.
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  • Study abroad

    Transfer to our additional Year Abroad programme and spend a year at an overseas university.
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Placements

Discover the placement opportunities we offer in school youth, community and high performance sport settings.
Someone taking the measurements of another person

Study abroad

Transfer to our additional Year Abroad programme and spend a year at an overseas university.
Three cyclists on road wearing helmets
“Choosing to study at Durham has been the best choice of my life. I have had an amazing, exciting, and invaluable 3 years! The teaching and support from the staff has been second-to-none: they are so friendly, supportive and approachable. Everyone praises the degree programme for the variety it offers, allowing you to pick and choose what suits you.”

Beth Wilson
Former BA Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity student

BA Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity 

On our BA Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity programme, you will constantly engage in applying your developing academic understanding to real-world examples, practices and issues that are relevant to various sport and exercise sectors and careers. 

The course includes a variety of core and optional modules in the social science disciplines of sport sociology, sport policy and sports development. The flexible design of the programme also allows you to select and experience modules associated with other areas of the sport and exercise sciences, including physiology, psychology, and physical activity, nutrition and health. 

BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences 

In joining our BSc programme here at Durham, you will study traditional and contemporary sport, exercise and health science disciplines, whilst having access to our flexible module suite, allowing you to develop a broader knowledge base and unique skill set across the wider study of sport, exercise and physical activity.