Natural Sciences

Sport as part of Natural Sciences

The following lists the module code and the title of modules taken by Natural Sciences students in recent years by the level of each module - clicking on the link will take you to further details listed in the Faculty Handbook. There may be additional choices available, see the link on the right column to 'All Univ modules' for more details of modules within

The last digit of the module code indicates whether the module is single, double or triple. The level indicates the year in which modules are normally taken, but it is often the case that students take modules from the adjacent level beneath the year of study. Visit the Subjects page for the general overarching rules and structure.

Sport is a Group 3 subject which does not contribute to a Joint Honours degree within Natural Sciences and is also not from a Department within the Faculty of Sciences. For students entering on or before October 2015 wishes to take a module from the list below they must take a minimum of 40 credits in any given year. Like any subject which is not part of a Joint-Honours route, Sport is not guaranteed to work with your choice(s) of Group 1 science subject(s) but that does not stop you from pursuing Sport, subject to the usual restrictions of Natural Sciences.

In BSc students' final year, they are required to take no less than 20 credits and no more than 60 credits of Capstone Modules. These modules are denoted with G

Sport modules available or taken by Natural Sciences students in recent year

Level 1 modules

Introduction To Sport Psychology (SPRT1261)
Sport, Culture And Society (SPRT1271)
Introduction To Exercise Physiology (This module requires a concession) (SPRT1281)
Introduction To Physical Activity, Diet And Health (SPRT1311)
Introduction To Sport And Exercise Industries (SPRT1331)

Level 2 modules

Sports Development (SPRT2231)
Sport And Exercise Physiology (This module requires a concession) (SPRT2251)
Physical Activity And Health Psychology (SPRT2271)
Sport, Crime And Deviance (SPRT2291)
Sport, Physical Activity And Society (SPRT2301)
Media, Sport And Society (SPRT2311)

Level 3 modules

Sport Policy In Action (SPRT3141)
Exercise Programmes For Health And Performance (This module requires a concession) (SPRT3151)
DissertationG (SPRT3172)
Applied Sport Psychology (SPRT3191)
Nutrition For Sport, Physical Activity And Health (This module requires a concession) (SPRT3211)
Advanced Sociological Perspectives On Sport, Exercise Andphysical Activity (SPRT3221)

Further advice

A full list of Sport modules can be found in the Faculty Handbook

For more information about the Natural Sciences degree programme, please contact:

Dr. James Blowey
Deputy Head of Faculty
Faculty of Science Office
Level 3 Chemistry Building
Durham University


WWW: Natural Sciences home page

The Natural Sciences web pages are maintained by James Blowey