Applying medical expertise to exercise
The impact modern life has on our bodies is becoming increasingly hard to ignore. More people are living a sedentary lifestyle, many countries are facing obesity epidemics and poor health is crippling the ageing population.
Concepts of health and exercise now extend far beyond athletic performance. Wellbeing, the influence of nutrition, preventing disease, and examining exercise from a medical perspective, all play a role in improving lives. Studying this area is your chance to make a real difference.
At King’s, you’ll divide your time between practical work in the lab and understanding underlying theory in several key areas: physiology, psychology, biomechanics, cell biology, nutrition, and clinical science. Because of the broad nature of the subject, this degree is a great starting point for a range of rewarding careers.
Leading the way globally
We have expertise spanning human physiology, cardiology, psychology and nutrition. We have a particular strength in research into human physiology relating to sport and exercise sciences, and are ranked first in London (REF 2014).
What sets King’s apart from other universities is our global reputation for medical excellence and life-changing research. As part of King’s Health partners, we have close links to world-renowned hospitals across London, including Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas Hospitals. Leading consultants working in these hospitals provide expert teaching for our new Sports and Exercise Medical Sciences BSc.