Sports Science

A BSc in Sports Science degree comprises 42 units (subjects) over three years of full-time study. The course normally commences in August or September each year. 

Core Units Students normally have between 4-8 core units each semester over the three years of study.  Year One Core Units include: Basic Mechanics, Basic Statistics, Introduction to Psychology, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Basic Organic Chemistry, Introduction to Computer Science, Introduction to Sports Science, Growth Development and Skilful Acquisition, and introduction to Sports management.

Year Two Core Units include: Introduction to Biochemistry, Biomechanics, Physiology of Sport and Exercise, Biochemistry of Sports and Exercise, Biomechanical Analysis of Sport, Sports Pedagogy, Sport Psychology, Biomedical Implications of Sport, Introduction to Sports Coaching and Research Methods in Sport and Exercise and Industrial Training (Internship).

Year Three Core Units include: Physical Fitness Assessment, Nutrition for Sports and Health, Theory and Methods in Training, Sociology of Sport, Application of Pedagogical Principles, Exercise Health and Ageing, The Elite Athlete and International Competitions, Sports Economics and Management, Ethical Issues in Sport and Exercise, Youth and Gender Issues in Sport and a Research Project. 

Elective Units

Elective units must also be chosen (a minimum of two per semester except the final semester). A student is thus expected to have at least taken 10 Elective Units before graduation. We predominantly have all Physical Activity Courses (PACs) or Sporting Course Units under this section and they include the following; Football, Basketball, Swimming, Netball, Rugby, Handball, Athletics, Strength and Conditioning, Aerobics and Dance, Cricket, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Tennis, and Mind Games.

Admission Requirements:

Direct Entry – At least 2 principle passes from A- Level; and having done Science related courses including Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Agriculture, Mathematics, Computer Science, Entrepreneurship, and Geography.  Non-Standard Entry Mature aged and other applications are also encouraged. Information on entry pathways is available at