Sheffield Hallam University

For students preparing for a sporting future, Sheffield Hallam University is here to help you harness the power of sport.

Sheffield Hallam University provides student-athletes from all backgrounds with the opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and experience to succeed at whatever they choose to do.

With Sheffield Hallam, you’ll study at a carefully selected University with accredited scientists and experienced professionals from the world of sports management, marketing, coaching, exercise science and nutrition.

Sheffield Hallam University courses are taught by leading experts who deliver cutting-edge, research-informed teaching.  Staff hold prominent positions within sport federations, governing bodies, and international sport boards, opening networking opportunities for students to gain ‘hands-on experience and real-world capability’. With a global reputation for offering applied programmes, Sheffield Hallam students graduate with the skills and practical competencies that employers require within the diverse, global sport industry.

Degree Course Options

BSc (Hons)

Sports Business Management

Prepare for an exciting career in the sports industry on a course with excellent industry ties and a strong graduate network.

  • Learn from the best on a course developed with industry experts.
  • Work with well-known organisations on live projects and work placements.
  • Gain transferable skills for other industries.

This course prepares you to take advantage of the many opportunities resulting from the continuing expansion of the global sport economy. You’ll learn how management and business is applied in the industry by working with a variety of organisations across the sports sector – including sports councils, national governing bodies, such as the English Football Association (the FA) and professional clubs.

This course prepares you for a career in

  • international, regional and national sporting bodies
  • professional sports clubs and leagues
  • major venue and facility management
  • event management
  • sports consultancy
  • sport-related government agencies
  • partnership, sponsorship and marketing
  • research and insight
  • facility operations and outsourcing suppliers
  • local authority and voluntary sector sport
  • sports goods manufacturing and retail

The course also enables you to develop the transferable skills needed to pursue graduate roles in general business and other sectors.

BSc (Hons)

Sport and Exercise Science

Apply the science of sport and exercise to athletes and the public to improve both performance and wellbeing.

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of how scientific methods can be used in sport, exercise and health.
  • Explore a range of theories and concepts in sport and exercise science.
  • Develop important laboratory skills in physiology, psychology and biomechanics.

Work with well-known sporting organisations and examine how the disciplines of scientific research can be used to improve the performance of athletes. You’ll explore how important physical activity and exercise are for a healthy lifestyle in different populations. Performance analysis, strength and conditioning are all areas with growing career opportunities.

This course prepares you for a career in

  • applied sports science
  • strength and conditioning coaching
  • performance analysis
  • exercise referral

BSc (Hons)

Sport Coaching

Further develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of how to become a successful professional sports coach.

  • Learn to coach in a variety of contexts and settings, with a range of different facilities.
  • Explore and experience the world of work in a sports environment, either in the UK or abroad.
  • Benefit from a teaching team who combine active coaching with coach education, employment and development experience.

On this course you’ll develop the skills to prepare you for a range of potential careers in sports coaching, whether in performance or participation-focused roles. You’ll learn the behaviours expected and needed for working in schools, sport governing bodies, and professional or commercial sport and physical activity settings.

This course prepares you a career in

  • professional sport clubs, commercial sport providers or sport governing body organisations
  • physical education roles in schools
  • commercial organisations, delivering physical literacy or sport-specific programmes.
  • physical activity and strength & conditioning roles in universities, colleges or sport and leisure centres
  • management of coaching teams or programmes

BSc (Hons)

Physical Education and School Sport

Develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of physical education and school sport, enhancing your ability to apply them in a variety of educational settings.

  • Develop your understanding of the National Curriculum for Physical Education (PE) in primary, secondary and further education.
  • Put yourself in a strong position to apply for teacher training and postgraduate study.
  • Develop the interpersonal skills you’ll need to practice in educational and managerial settings.
  • Explore contemporary issues that influence the wider context of PE and school sport.

PE teachers can transform young people’s lives. On this course you’ll prepare for a rewarding career by studying physical education and school sports – including practical activities, sport science, sociology, philosophy, research and developing professional practice.

This course prepares you for a career in

  • secondary education
  • primary education
  • further education
  • leadership and managerial roles
  • project management
  • the police
  • the armed forces

Foundation Year Courses

Sports Business Management Foundation Year

Sport & Exercise Science Foundation Year

Sports Coaching Foundation Year

Physical Education & School Sport Foundation Year

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