Develop communication, confidence and professional skills across a range of specialisms


Develop communication, confidence and professional skills across a range of specialisms

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Discover our high-quality and innovative sport courses

Sport courses

Explore our highly-regarded degrees, underpinned by internationally-recognised, world-leading research and
cutting-edge practice

Whether your interest in sport stems from physical education and outdoor education, coaching, development, management, sport and exercise sciences or sports therapy,
we have a course for you.

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At Chichester, Sport is at the heart of everything we do.
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  • All
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • PGCE
Football students playing on the astro

BA (Hons) Football Development

Understand the critical role of football practitioners, leaders, and facilitators in developing opportunities for people to take part in the sport.
students kayaking

BA (Hons) Outdoor and Adventure Education

Develop your skills in various outdoor and adventure activities as you learn the fundamentals of teaching these sports to a variety of age groups.
Physical Education student coaching some primary school pupils

BA (Hons) Physical Education (Primary Years)

Gain the practical professional and academic skills needed to prepare you to inspire children under 11 with physical education.
Physical Education student on placement within a secondary school

BA (Hons) Physical Education (Secondary Years)

Learn the practical professional and academic skills needed for a career inspiring 11-16 year olds through physical education.
Physical Education student leading a netball session, blowing on a whistle

BA (Hons) Physical Education (Secondary QTS)

Learn the practical, professional and academic skills required for teaching physical education as you gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Student coaching a school pupil on the touchline of a football pitch

BA (Hons) Physical Education and Sports Coaching

Open up future career opportunities within both teaching and sports coaching as you gain vital skills in both disciplines.
A group of students training their rugby tackling against a tackle bag that one of them is holding.

BA (Hons) Sport Development

Explore and understand the connections between the development of sport, coaching, physical education, and professional skills.
Student with hand raised

BA (Hons) Sport Management

Gain an understanding of the role of management in sport, with the opportunity to focus on either business or physical activity.
Sports Media students working in Press box

BA (Hons) Sports Media

Explore sports media and specialise in topics such as camera operations, graphics, journalism, presenting, sports writing, graphics and social media.
Esports student playing a game in a computer room

BA (Hons) Esports and Sports Media

Explore the esports industry including business topics and gameplay as you learn to showcase sports and esports in the media.
dance science students working with respiratory equipment

BSc (Hons) Dance Science & MSci Dance Science

Complete daily technique classes and explore the science of the body and mind during dance as you learn to enhance dance perform at all levels.
BSc (Hons) Football Coaching and Performance

BSc (Hons) Football Coaching and Performance

Develop your practical coaching skills as you study the theories and concepts that underpin performance in Association Football.
Students using psychology equipment

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology

Learn how to maintain and enhance performance and participation in sport, with a focus on exercise psychology.
Anatomical model of a foot in a Sport and Exercise Science class

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

Choose the specialised pathway that reflects your own interests and career plans within physical activity or performance.
A female sailor hanging off the edge of a professional sailing boat during a competition.

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Performance Sailing)

Develop your knowledge and understanding of the science of sailing and Olympic sport through the disciplines of physiology, biomechanics and psychology.
sports teacher delivering a lesson in sports dome

BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching

Examine the physiological, biomechanical, and psychological principles underlying the enhancement, monitoring, and analysis of sports performance.
Sports therapy students working in the injury clinic

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

Choose the specialised pathway that reflects your own interests and career plans within physical activity or performance.
Anatomical model of a hand in a Sport and Exercise Science class

MSci Sport and Exercise Science

This highly-practical degree in sport and exercise science provides you with theoretical knowledge and practical skills in a variety of specialist pathways.
Msci Sports Therapy

MSci Sports Therapy

Our dynamic four-year full time MSci offers you an opportunity to develop clinical skills and musculoskeletal expertise.
football coaching

MA Sport Pedagogy and Physical Education

This MA offers specific options for those who are entering PE professions, working within sports-related organisations or who anticipate doing so.
Physiology Lab

MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition

This course one-year full-time focuses on the role of nutrition in the optimisation of sport and exercise performance. Part-time options available.
A football on the ground of the Sports Dome

MSc Physical Activity and Public Health

This dynamic and insightful MSc course focuses on the promotion and maintenance of physical activity related to public health and wellbeing.
Biomechanics student looking at a computer screen

MSc Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

This one-year programme of study is designed for graduates seeking to develop specialist knowledge in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics.
Physiology students using an exercise ball in the gym

MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology

Enhance and strengthen your practical skills in exercise physiology measurements and research methods, as well as developing your professional qualities.
Students using psychology equipment

MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology

This BPS-accredited course provides you with advanced knowledge of sport performance and exercise for health and wellbeing.
Sports coaching students with their dissertations

MSc Sports Coaching

Develop the knowledge, skills, and experience to pursue a successful career in sports coaching or coach development.
Students working on the computers

MSc Sports Performance Analysis

This exciting and innovative course explores the advanced concepts and processes of contemporary sports performance analysis, with an emphasis on the application of theory to practice.
Inside the fitness suite, with plenty of gym equipment ready for use

MSc Strength and Conditioning

Our MSc Strength and Conditioning course provides you with the knowledge and skills to prepare you for accreditation with the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA).
PGCE Secondary Physical Education

PGCE Secondary Physical Education

Qualify to teach physical education in a secondary school setting in just one year as you make use of our world-class sports facilities.

MA Sport Leadership and Management

This new and exciting MA course provides the opportunity to apply theory to practice in sport leadership and management environments.
student in Biomechanics Lab

MRes (Named Routes)

Our suite of new MRes programmes allow you to learn from a team of internationally-recognised researchers as you focus on a specific research area within Sport.

Professor Mike Lauder


Learn more about our Sport courses at Chichester

Sports facilities

Student-focused sporting facilities to support your sporting and academic development

Watch as Professor Mike Lauder takes you through the wide range of facilities accessible to you at the University of Chichester, including the world-class Tudor Hale Centre for Sport laboratories.

Discover our sports facilities
Professor Mike Lauder

Sports facilities

World-class sporting facilities to support your sporting and academic development

Watch Professor Mike Lauder takes you through the wide range of facilities on offer at the University of Chichester, including the world-class Tudor Hale Centre for Sport.

Discover our sports facilities
Professor Mike Lauder
Laboratories and equipment tour

Sports laboratories and equipment

Everything you need to fully explore sports science

Our dedicated sports science laboratories consist of four specialist psychology labs, two dedicated biomechanics labs, five physiology labs and an environmental chamber used to simulate unusual conditions such as heat and altitude.

Sports Federation and teams

Compete in a wide range of sports in structured leagues and recreational formats

Our sport facilities are open to all students to use, whether you are competing at a national level with BUCS or looking to play with friends outside of your timetabled learning.

Wheelchair Basketball

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Become a WSIHE Ranger

sports student boxing

Tudor Hale Centre for Sport

An ideal gym for all, no matter what your fitness level or goals

Our Fitness Suite in Tudor Hale Centre for Sport Bishop Otter Campus, offers state-of-the-art equipment, from free weights to resistance machines and a range of cardiovascular equipment.

Women in sport

One of only nine FA Women’s High-Performance Football Centres in the UK

Over the past 10 years the University of Chichester has supported the Anita White Foundation and currently organises the Women’s Sport Leadership Academy (WSLA).

Female students watching on as the tutor takes them through a tactics board
Biomechanics student looking at a computer screen


Internationally-recognised and world-leading sports research

We have established a reputation for sports related research. In the most recent nationwide evaluation of our research, 73% of our research activity was considered to be internationally recognised or word leading.

Sports Performance and Rehabilitation Unit

Expert consultancy and services to boost performance and recovery

The University of Chichester’s Sport Performance and Rehabilitation Unit (SPRU) offers expert services and consultancy to everyone from international athletes through to recreational sportsmen and women.

Sports Perfomrance and Rehab Unit
Anatomical model of a foot in a Sport and Exercise Science class

PhD study

Join a vibrant and diverse postgraduate community

We have around 30 current PhD students, conducting research in a wide range of sport disciplines, including performance, health and wellbeing, equality and diversity, nutrition, and physical education.

Gifted Athlete Scholarship

Committed to supporting athletes with their studies and sporting ambitions

The University's Gifted Athlete Support Programme (GASP) helps students combine academic study with sport by offering support to compete at the highest level.


Expert teaching staff

Learn from leading experts and published writers

Professor of Sports Biomechanics and Director of the Institute of Sport, Nursing and Allied Health

Mike teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in Sports Biomechanics and currently supervises two
PhD students.

Head of Sport Social Science

Suzanne leads the study of sociology of physical education and sport and is programme leader of the MA in Sport Pedagogy and PE.

Senior Lecturer in Sport Development, Businesss and Coaching

Jordan is an expert in women in sport, having consulted on two global research projects and has spoken at multiple world conferences in Europe and Africa.

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