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.


  • London Met Fitness Assessment Service

Postgraduate courses in Sports Science and Therapy


Sports science and therapy staff