BSc (Hons) Sport Performance and Exercise (Top-up)

You will learn how to help athletes and clients reach their peak performance through this exciting top-up degree. The practical, industry-focused programme brings coaching, physiological, nutritional and performance analysis methods into study, allowing you to guide others to the top. It also integrates an additional qualification to further progression.


Do you think you have what it takes to maximise athlete performance and carry out sport performance analysis? You’ll design, educate and lead clients with medical conditions through manageable exercise programmes, using STATS Perform software to analyse activities.

You will develop your sports knowledge, while gaining vital experience of working both with teams and individuals to improve fitness levels and sports performance. You will also build on your knowledge of the benefits of regular exercise, as well as how to deliver safe physical activity sessions for those with medical conditions.

Previous students have gone on to employment with Opta Sports, the Premier League, or further study to achieve a REPS and CIMSPA-recognised Level 3 Diploma in GP Exercise.

This course is validated by The Open University.

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£7,950 (per academic year)

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University Centre Leeds

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Start Date

18th September 2023

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1 year full-time

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Course Code

UCAS Course Code: 2C45 Institution code: L21

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Study Mode


Developing the Talented Performer – 20 credits

  • Gain insight into the physiological, psychological and sociological interplay when working with players or athlete
  • Apply coaching principles to creative positive change with clients, athletes or teams
  • Learn about practical application of recommendations and the effect on clients with medical conditions

Health and Wellbeing across the Lifespan – 40 credits

  • Based on research-led recommendations for exercise adherence, nutritional intake and physical activity
  • Develop essential knowledge across exercise, health and wellbeing
  • Consider practical application of recommendations and the effects on clients with medical conditions

Performance Analysis – 20 credits

  • Gain real insight on performing in-depth, detailed sports analysis
  • Use industry-leading STATS Perform software to code and analyse professional football matches
  • Opportunity to achieve STATS Performance Level 2 qualification on completion

Independent Major Study – 40 credits

  • Opportunity to demonstrate your critical writing ability and independent research skills
  • Write your own journal article on a topic of your choice