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Sport, Physical Education & Coaching

Sport expertise at Marjon is wide and varied, which means you can specialise, or take a very broad-based degree. You may be interested in the business of sport, or event organisation; you may be interested in coaching and tactical performance; or you may prefer to specialise in one of the scientific areas looking at anatomy, psychology or conditioning.

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Is this for me?

You love sport or physical activity and want to develop a career in the sport industry or in physical education.

You may be interested in working with elite athletes, or within grass roots sport, but always with a people-focused approach.

You are interested in how the human body and mind can be developed to achieve more and more, whether that be inspiring children or at elite level.

What you need to know

The sport industry is huge, with job opportunities within national governing bodies, professional clubs, councils or within schools and education.

UK sport expertise is recognised worldwide giving you global opportunities.

There are many individual qualifications which can help you to gain employment, such as first aid or coaching qualifications, and we can help you achieve these through your study.

Why choose Marjon?

Fantastic sporting facilities on campus: for your own use and fitness; for you to interact with members of the public and gain experience; and for your scientific studies.

Only lab in the South West accredited by the British Association for Sport and Exercise Science.

There are opportunities to study in the USA and experience a different approach to sport.

Find out more about courses and campus life at our virtual open days


Undergraduate courses

BA (Hons) Football Development & Coaching

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BSc (Hons) Football Science

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BA (Hons) Outdoor Adventure Education

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BA (Hons) Physical Education (non QTS)

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BEd (Hons) Physical Education - Secondary Education (with QTS)

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BA (Hons) Physical Education with Dance

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BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Psychology

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BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

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BSc (Hons) Sport Business Management

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BA (Hons) Sport Coaching and Physical Education

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BA (Hons) Sport Development - Coaching and School Sport

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BA (Hons) Sport Development and Coaching

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BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation and Conditioning

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BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

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Postgraduate courses

MSc Applied Sport Psychology

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MSc High Performance Sport Coaching

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MRes

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PGCE Secondary Education with Physical Education

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MSc Sport and Exercise Science

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MSc Sport Rehabilitation

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Student testimonials

Chloe Walker, 1st year, BA (Hons) Physical Education.

“We learn through practicals and the thing I like most about Marjon is that everyone knows everyone, it helped me to find my feet and develop as an individual.”



Geoffery Gulzar, 3rd year, BA (Hons) Sport Coaching.

“The facilities for sports are second to none. Studying on a Sports degree allows us to work with the latest equipment with guidance from experts in the sports field.”


Beau Bromham, 1st year, BSc (Hons) Strength & Conditioning.

“I like how hands on you’re able to get with all the equipment in the labs. I feel the mixture of practical assignments and presentations is really going to help me out there in the real world.”


Maddy Hopson, 3rd year, BA (Hons) Sport Development.

“Sport has become my passion and Marjon has given me the chance to study this. They have worked alongside and supported me with my transition into university life with my disability. I love doing things people said I wouldn't be able to do!”

Five real world projects

1. Plymouth 10K

Our Psyching team offer preparation workshops and motivate people on race day to help runners to achieve their goals.

2. Exeter Chiefs

Coaching students provide performance analysis to support the training of professional rugby players at Exeter Chiefs.

3. Royal Navy at Devonport

Sports Therapy students managed a pop-up clinic at a military-run Field Gun Championship providing acute injury management as well as pre and post competition massages.

4. Plymouth Argyle Community Trust

Sport students get valuable experience working on health and community football projects and Trust employees are frequent guest speakers for our sports courses.

5. Plymouth Raiders

Students work with professional basketball players to accelerate their recovery from injuries.

Five cutting edge tech resources

1. Anti-gravity treadmill

Air pressure reduces the effect of gravity on body weight and allow individuals to run at a fraction of their weight. It is used to maximise peak performance for all athletes and to accelerate recovery from sports injuries.

2. High speed 3D motion capture cinematography

Students work with elite and emerging athletes to analyse many sport and exercise movements producing a 3D computer based performance models.

3. Environmental chamber

Prepares individuals for physical activities in extreme climatic conditions, for example at altitude or at high and low temperatures.

4. Sport Science lab

With advanced biomechanics and physiology equipment which are used for both elite performance and general exercise and health activities.

5. Golf simulator and ball tracking technology

Students work with professional golfers to optimise swing mechanics, focusing on technical improvements and consistency.

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