The facilities, industry links and outstanding Sport academics we boast at BU help us to truly stand out in this subject area.
Our staff have extensive links with the sport sector including Sport England, UK Sport, the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), and the Society of Sports Therapists. We use these contacts to inform the development of our courses and keep teaching content at the cutting-edge of industry needs, as well as identifying informative guest speakers. We're also recognised as a Premier Skills Development Partner, one of only a few universities in the UK to have this recognition.
Sport at BU in numbers
Statistics come from BU institutional data and British Universities and Colleges Sport.
Sports Management graduate Lewis talks about his experience at BU
Outstanding facilities, competitive spirit
SportBU is our on-campus sporting division that offers all students the opportunity to keep active and enjoy sports and exercise. In addition to operating a modern gym and wide variety of fitness classes, SportBU also runs Campus Sport and Performance Sport. The latter offers the opportunity to compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions.
Find out more about Performance Sport at the university
Gain valuable experience on a placement
Our students are provided with outstanding opportunities, with all of our courses offering a 30-week placement – and we have developed ties with some of the biggest names in the sports industry.
Placement opportunities include the chance to spend a year working with the likes of West Ham United FC, The Goodsport Trust, AFC Bournemouth, Fitness First, US Sport Institute, Saracens RFC, Surrey County Cricket, Australian Institute of Sport, Moraira Tennis and World Sports Group.
Sport Psychology and Coaching Sciences student and Sports Scholar
I have a placement at the LeAF Studio in Bournemouth, assisting their Strength and Conditioning head coach where I’ll be able to use my knowledge from Olympic weightlifting to help the athletes.
Human performance labs
We have two human performance laboratories covering over 300m2.