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Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

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Key info

Digital Hub

The Digital Hub contains quick how-to videos and guides for downloading and using digital learning tools including:

  • Microsoft Teams
  • Zoom
  • Stream
  • SharePoint

Plus LinkedIn Learning - a brilliant platform for online training courses which every student gets free access to.

» Go to the Digital Hub

Exeter Learning Environment (ELE)

ELE is the University of Exeter's virtual learning environment. It provides an online set of integrated tools to support e-learning activities and enables you to access course materials and use tools such as discussion forums and learning logs to interact online. If you have a query about any aspect of your course and ELE, please contact contact David Massey, Education Support Advisor.


Timetables can be found on the University's central timetable website or via your iExeter account.


iExeter is a free app that provides all current students with personalised information and services to help you make the most of your life and studies at the University of Exeter.

Careers and employability

Our careers page includes information on what you can do with a sports science degree, tips for job hunting and examples of what our recent graduates go on to do.  

The Exeter Award

The Exeter Award is an achievement award for current undergraduate and taught postgraduate students and will help you stand out from the crowd and give you the confidence to shout about the experiences you've had at university.

Grand Challenges

The Grand Challenges programme is designed to provide you with an exciting educational and social experience at the end of the academic year. You will produce solutions and ideas to tackle some of the key dilemmas of the 21st Century.

Student-Staff Liaison Committee

The SSLC gives you the opportunity to voice your opinions about studying with us and to comment on a wide range of issues and possible developments.


In this section you will find the full description for each module on each year of your degree course or taught postgraduate programme.

The lists are divided into the year of the degree programme in which the modules are normally taken. Note that the module codes beginning ESS1XXX indicate a Stage 1 module, ESS2XXX Stage 2, ESS3XXX Stage 3, and SHSMXXX a Postgraduate level module.

Please read the full programme specification for more information on modules running for your programme.

If you have a query about a module or its content, please contact the SHS Office:

Undergraduate module descriptions

All our module descriptions can be found here:


If you have a query about a programme specification or its content, please contact a member of the Education team in the SHS Office:

Undergraduate and Postgraduate programme specifications

All our programme specifications can be found here:

Equipment and policies

Ethics policy and procedures

Find everything you need to know about risk assessments, ethical standards, and applying to the Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Ethics Committee, and download key documents:

Booking equipment and laboratories

Dissertation cost calculator

Use this calculator to check your project falls within budget before you order consumables.

Inclusivity, equality and diversity

The University of Exeter aims to provide a working and learning environment which is free from unfair discrimination and will enable students and staff to fulfil their personal potential. To ensure a comfortable work and study place for diverse groups of people, the University has published policies to guide students, staff members and other people on campus on appropriate behaviour. Visit the University’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages for more details and contacts.

In Public Health and Sport Sciences we are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment for all our staff and students. This commitment includes identifying areas where inclusivity, equality and diversity could be improved and creating subsequent actions. Luciana Torquati is the Equality and Diversity Director for Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. She is also our representative on the University’s Equality and Diversity Committee.

Study abroad

The study abroad scheme allows students on the BSc Exercise and Sport Sciences to study abroad for the first semester of the second year, at a university of equivalent standard and quality as the University of Exeter.

During this semester abroad you will undertake units similar to those you would have taken at Exeter and gain credits towards your final degree. You will also gain vital experience and employability skills, such as flexibility to your environment, adaptability, understanding of various cultures and languages, self-reliance and confidence.

We have links with a number of major universities offering courses and units in Sport and Exercise Nutrition Sciences. Opportunities exist to study at institutions within the EU as part of the Erasmus scheme.

There are further opportunities to study at International Exchange partner institutions outside of Europe.

» View institutions participating in the International Exchange

Are language skills a barrier to studying in non-English speaking countries?

Don't worry that your language skills may limit your eligibility to apply to study abroad. It's possible that the universities in these countries will teach courses and units in English, or provide a foreign language course. The experience gives you the opportunity to enhance your language skills through taking additional courses and living in a foreign country for an extended period of time.

Tuition fees

Students spending a semester abroad will not pay tuition fees to the host University but will continue to pay the tuition fee contribution to Exeter as normal. If you are studying abroad in the EU you may be part of the Erasmus scheme and be eligible for a grant to assist towards the potential increase in the cost of studying abroad. Grants are not readily available for non-EU universities, although some local education authorities may provide a grant. It is recommended that you contact Student Finance England to explore any available funding opportunities.

Application deadline

The deadline for applications is in January during your first year of study. If you think that you are interested in the scheme you'll need to give it careful consideration and do the necessary research during your first semester.

Further information

Download the SHS Study Abroad handbook 2016/17 (.pdf).

For further information visit the Go Abroad site. Information is also posted on the study abroad notice board in Richards Building.

Contact us

If you have any problems or queries then please contact us:

Tel: +44 (0)1392 724837