Sports Science and Therapy
What is sports science?
The British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) defines Sport and Exercise science as, "the application of scientific principles to the promotion, maintenance and enhancement of sport and exercise related behaviours." Sports science courses are generally characterised by a wide breadth of curriculum, but physiology (including metabolism and nutrition), psychology and biomechanics are the core areas.
What is sports therapy?
The Society of Sports Therapists defines Sports Therapy as, "an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability. It utilises the principles of sport and exercise sciences incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant for training, competition and, where applicable, work."
Sports therapy at London Metropolitan University
London Metropolitan University is the only university in England to boast a teaching staff made up entirely of sports therapy graduates four of which completed their original sports therapy degrees at the University. London Met were also the first institute of higher education to run a sports therapy degree and have continued to be at the forefront of sports therapy ever since. London offers a wealth of opportunity to a sports therapy graduate and the University has a number of high profile links with elite sports clubs and organisations.
Sport at London Met
London Met has had excellent sporting success in recent years, with many BUSA championship-winning performers at varying sports (including tennis, hockey, and basketball). Key features of our current sports success and future focus include:
- London Racers sports partnership
- high-level sports scholarship record
Combining the theoretical and practical aspects of sport has enabled the courses to develop and set high standards for our athletes and students.
Information on sports taking place at London Met and how students can get involved can be found on the London Met sport website.
Undergraduate courses in Sports Science and Therapy
The Personal Training with Strength and Conditioning (Top-Up) course prepares you for a career in strength and conditioning, personal training or applied sports science.
The Physical Education and Coaching (Top-Up) BSc is ideal if you're interested in sports science and would like to become a PE teacher or sports coach.
If you're interested in sports science and would like to be a PE teacher or sports coach, then this is the foundation degree for you.
The Sport Psychology, Coaching and Physical Education BSc will give you access to our sports hall, sports science labs and highly trained staff.
Sports science looks into the effect of exercise and sport on the human body. This extended degree will give you an understanding of practical skills relating to sport and exercise science.
This was the world's first Sports Therapy degree, developed in partnership with the Society of Sports Therapists.
In this extended degree we'll introduce you to the field of sports science and explore its relation to the areas of physiology, anatomy, psychology and coaching.
Postgraduate courses in Sports Science and Therapy
Sports science and therapy staff
Aldo Lena is a lecturer on London Met's Sports Therapy BSc.
Course leader for Sports Science BSc (Hons) and Senior lecturer in Sports Science
Phone: 020 7133 4687
Phone: 020 7133 4239
Academic Group Leader for sports science and sports therapy
Phone: 020 7133 4285
Senior Lecturer in sports science
Phone: 020 7133 4247
Lecturer in sports science
Phone: 020 7133 4283
Course leader for Sport Psychology and Coaching BSc, Sports Science and Physical Education BSc and Senior Lecturer in sports science.
Phone: +44 (0)20 7133 4242
Course Leader of Sports and Dance Therapy BSc (Hons) and Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy BSc (Hons).
Lecturer in sport and exercise physiology (external)
Phone: +44 (0)20 7133 2092
Sports Injury and Fitness Clinical Coordinator, lecturer in sports therapy
Phone: 020 7133 3614
Course leader for Sports Therapy BSc (Hons), lecturer in sports science and therapy
Phone: 020 7133 2092