Human Performance & Sport

With over 20 years’ experience in sport-related studies, we offer a range of career-focused programmes in many areas of human performance and sport.

Bucks is a well known name in sports-focused education and, as a student and graduate with us, you will be able to tap into our partnerships with sports organisations, many of which are based on our doorstep.

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National Sports Centre at Bisham Abbey, home to several national governing bodies of sport, Leap (County Sports Partnership), and Wycombe Wanderers Football Club. We also work closely with Reading Women Football Club and the National League basketball team, Reading Rockets.

With a focus on hands-on experience and industry knowledge, our graduates leave us highly employable, in a field that values transferable graduate skills and prior engagement with the industry.

Bucks graduates have gone on to work in strength and conditioning at the English Institute of Sport, as research assistants at international universities, performance analysts with sports teams such as Watford Football Club and in sports management roles with organisations such as the Sport and Recreation Alliance.

Take a look at our human performance and sport courses

  • We help students identify what employers are looking for from their future recruits, including practical and transferrable skills, personal qualities and business awareness, and then develop those things as an integral part of our teaching
  • We give students the chance to blend academic study with opportunities to gain practical experience in the professional environment, including working with sports teams, clubs, schools, academies, and in our own in-house clinic
  • BA (Hons) Sport Development and Coaching and BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy scored 100% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2018
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists. They also become student members of The Society, and gain access to useful resources including the British Journal of Sports Medicine. They can then register with The Society once they graduate and obtain the relevant insurance to practice
  • Whatever your standard of sport, our Students’ Union’s squads welcome you to come along and train or simply enjoy physical activity. With over 30 teams in 20 different disciplines, there really is something for everyone.  And as part of our exclusive Big Deal package, you can get free access to a diverse range of activities
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The Human Performance, Exercise and Wellbeing Centre is part of the High Wycombe Campus and brings together our teaching, research and enterprise across health, sport, exercise and wellbeing.

The centre comprises of our Human Performance Laboratory and our Sports and Wellbeing Clinic, which is accessible to staff, students and the public.

Equipped for assessing the function and performance of a wide range of human physiological, biomechanical and psychological parameters, The Human Performance Laboratory gives you the tools you need to succeed as you learn to use leading-edge research tools for sport, exercise and therapy.

The clinic offers a range of health and wellbeing treatments covering:

  • treatment and rehabilitation of injuries
  • sports and remedial massage appointments
  • prevention and assessments.