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With fantastic facilities, excellent work-based learning opportunities and inspiring staff, it's no surprise that Sport and Exercise Sciences at Chester is a popular degree option. From as early as day one you’ll be provided with all the knowledge and skills you need to take your first steps towards your dream career in the sporting arena. 

Want to find out more? Take a look at this blog and discover what you can expect from Sport and Exercise Sciences at Chester.

Excellent work-based learning

When it comes to landing that dream job, it’s important to stand out to employers. Whilst a degree will stand you in good stead, it often takes a lot more than this to get you noticed. To help enhance your employability, you’ll be encouraged to take part in a number of work experience opportunities during your studies. Whether that’s as part of the Work Based Learning module in Year 2, or as part of your own organised internship with one of our many contacts in the field. Some of our past Sport Science Support Placements have taken place at Liverpool Football Club, Warwickshire County Cricket Club, Warrington Wolves and St Helens Rugby League clubs, to name but a few.  

Inspiring Staff

The Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences is staffed by a wide range of industry experts, including: exercise physiologists, sport sociologists, sport and exercise psychologists, biomechanists, physical education teachers, sports coaches and health and fitness experts. Having already paved their own successful careers in the industry, they are a great source of advice and guidance for our graduates. 

As well as experts in the industry, we also have a number of keen sports enthusiasts, who don’t shy away from a challenge.

Richard Bott


Back in September 2015, Lab Technician Richard Bott competed in the World Triathlon Championships.

“This was my first international GB age group triathlon and it was truly a fantastic experience. The city of Chicago hosted a technically demanding World Championship event and one that was visually stunning with a 1500 meter swim in Lake Michigan, followed by a technical 40km bike course through the tunnels and around the streets and finished off with a slightly longer than usual 11 km run in the sizzling heat. I placed 39th in the world for my age group.”

You can find out more about our staff by taking a look at our website. 


Within the Department, we aim to produce graduates with subject expertise and real career potential so that they can enter into any number of career paths. Take past student Karoline Zaleska for example. Having graduated from the University of Chester, Karolina is currently working as a Coaching Co-ordinator and Technical Adviser/Administrator for the British Sub-Aqua Club, the UK National Governing Body for Scuba Diving and Snorkelling. As part of her role, she works with the regional coaching team (Scuba Diving Instructors) in the UK and abroad, to develop services to their members. As well as helping with day-to-day issues, she also gets involved with a number of sport development projects, including policy making.

Discussing her role, Karolina says:

“I line manage 15 Regional Coaches, who manage their own teams of volunteers. As a Diver Resources Team (DRT) Administrator, my role involves supporting the DRT team in different administration tasks. Daily tasks include technical advice on aspects of BSAC training and branch management. Cross-department working is also part of the role to ensure BSAC provides consistency between services and products. I am working closely with the marketing team on strengthening BSAC presence in Social Media.”

 Karoline Zaleska

Karolina is just one example of our graduates going on to do great things in the world of sport. Other past students have gone on to work in a range of varied roles, such as Head of Performance Analysis for Warrington Wolves RLFC, Disability Sport Development Officer, and even a lecturer at the University of Chester, to name but a few.

Excellent facilities

One of the great things about studying Sport and Exercise Sciences at Chester is the applied nature of the course. We recognise the importance of getting hands-on experience right from the beginning. This means that not only will you get the opportunity to see how various sporting and research equipment works, but you’ll be able try it out for yourself. 

Sports facilities

There are a wide range of sporting facilities available on the Parkgate Road Campus, such as the Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA), sprint track, two tennis courts, squash courts, fitness suite, a 25m swimming pool, and seven state-of-the-art well-equipped laboratories.

Want to find out more?

For more information on studying Sport and Exercise Sciences at Chester, take a look at the course page on our website.

Contact us

If you have any specific course queries please feel free to contact Programme Leader Dr. Ian Pritchard

T: 01244 513427 

For general enquires regarding studying at Chester please feel free to contact us, we’ll be more than happy to help

 T: 01244 511000  E:

Visit us

If you’ve already received an offer from us, then remember to book onto one of our upcoming Applicant Days, or if you are thinking about 2017 entry then why not book on to our upcoming Open Day

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