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Department of Sociology

BA Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity

“The BA Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity degree course here at Durham University is one of the greatest decisions I have made. The course was very enjoyable and interesting, and has been a major highlight in my life for the three years!! The structure and organisation of the course, as well as the knowledge of, and support from the academic staff has been excellent. The degree has a diverse range of modules to expand your interests, whether you prefer the natural sciences (like me) or the social sciences. The course is flexible, enabling students to choose modules that cater to their needs and future ambitions, and also provides work experience and employability opportunities. As an example, through the degree programme, I was able to gain work experience in a local NHS trust, which gave me experience and knowledge useful for pursuing my future career. ”

Alex Abordo, Final Year Student

First Year BA Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity 2017 - 2018

Please find below an Introduction to our first year Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity modules (including recommended reading and previous student feedback). We hope that you find this information useful. Further information on our degree programme can be found below under 'BA Sport, Exercise and PACT'.

SOCI1321 Introduction to Research

SPRT1281 Introduction to Exercise Physiology

SPRT1261 Introduction to Sport Psychology

SPRT1311 Introduction to Physical Activity, Diet and Health

SPRT1271 Sport, Culture and Society

Open Module

Dr Vikki Boliver, Deputy Head of School (Research) and Senior Lecturer within the Sociology Department, explains what it is like to study an Undergraduate Programme within the Department of Sociology and Durham University.

A copy of the programme's brochure can be viewed here.

  • 98% of our Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity students said they were satisfied with the quality of their course in the 2015 National Student Survey (sector-wide average 86%)
  • Ranked 1st in the Complete University Guide for 2015
  • Ranked 1st in The Times and The Sunday Times University Guide 2014
  • Ranked 1st in the Guardian University Guide 2014
  • The Times and The Sunday Times Sports University of the Year 2015
  • Research-led teaching within our friendly and supportive teaching and learning environment
  • Purpose-built Human Performance Laboratory dedicated to teaching and student learning
  • One of the UK’s top sporting universities: 2nd in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Championship for the last four consecutive years
  • Supportive sport scholarship scheme.

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