About the course
By its very nature, this degree is ‘hands-on’ in its approach and provides a distinct advantage over the purely classroom-based courses at other UK institutions. Delivered as an ‘all-inclusive’ programme, it provides a solid grounding in theory and academia before training you in the practical elements of working as a sports scientist - with the goal of enabling you to help athletes attain the highest level of physical performance in professional sport. Ultimately, the programme fosters your confidence to translate evidence into practice, and motivate athletes in various disciplines.
There are three course options available for studying Applied Sport Science for Performance at Hull. The foundation year option is ideal if your qualifications do not allow for direct entry on to the three-year BSc course. There is also a four-year Masters level study option which allows you to specialise in your chosen field in Year 4, and turns you into an exceptional performance-focused sports scientist.
We have close relationships with a number of sports teams including Hull KR, Hull City Tigers AFC, Bradford Bulls and other leading clubs - many of which are attracted to partnerships thanks to our leading-edge research activity and world-class labs (as well as the use of performance analysis innovations such as Prozone and GPS). This gives you the distinct advantage of working with practitioners and benefiting from real-world exposure. Such access also boosts your employability by giving you a head start in building a professional network of contacts.