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Sport and Exercise Science Degree Courses

Interested in building on your love for sport and exercise to make it a career?

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Studying a sports and exercise science degree level qualification at Riseholme College will give you the great grounding you need.

We have exceptional facilities at Riseholme, including our state-of-the-art Sports and Health Science Centre, which is equipped with the latest fitness testing and performance improvement technology, and our range of outdoor pitches.

Specialist lecturers and coaches

Our BTEC Higher National qualification in Sport and Exercise (Coaching Science) programme is taught by expert lecturers and coaches with valuable industry knowledge and contacts.

Flexible studying options

You’ll choose whether you study full-time or part-time and will cover key disciplines, with a focus on coaching science.

You can also apply your learning as you study by taking part in a wide variety of sports and exercise activities, from football to lacrosse and gym routines to yoga.

Make your career in sport

A Riseholme College Sport and Exercise Science HNC degree qualification will open up a choice of career development pathways or prepare you for further degree studies.


  • Fitness instructor
  • Personal trainer
  • Physiotherapist
  • Youth sport co-ordinator
  • Sports coach
  • Sports development worker
  • Sports teacher 
  • Sports therapist 

Great connections 

We have impressive partnerships with Lincoln City FC, national governing bodies, regional sports development, and leading sports and exercise businesses, such as Les Mills and CrossFit.  

These relationships give our students access to valuable study, training and playing opportunities and to good quality internships. We also participate in schemes offering exciting work experience in places such as Sydney and Barcelona.

Meet your tutors

Craig Fairbairn Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science square

Craig Fairbairn

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science

Sports performance analysis expert Craig, enjoyed an exciting career working with Hull Kingston Rovers, Hull City FC Academy and New Zealand Rugby League before joining the team.

Boasting a PhD in Performance Analysis from the University of Hull, Craig is our resident specialist in sports performance analysis, heading up all performance analysis elements of our Sports and Exercise Science programmes.

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