Canterbury Christ Church University

For more than 50 years, Canterbury Christ Church University has been a big part of the Kent community, providing education which makes a real and positive difference to people’s lives. Our world-famous city warmly welcomes thousands of visitors and students from across the globe every year, and we are fast becoming a major cultural contributor in the South East.

Over 1,200 of our students regularly compete in a variety of sports with other universities and our Sport Scholarships scheme supports around 40 talented young athletes every year, including international competitors. The University is the main sponsor of the Kent Women’s Cricket team and has partnerships with a range of local and regional clubs and organisations, including Polo Farm Sports Club in Canterbury where the University has invested £2m to develop a new indoor sports centre and teaching space for our students and club members. This venue enhances our existing facilities which include our own city-based sports centre and gym, and the picturesque playing fields at Stodmarsh.


Key contacts for enquiries

Dr Damian Coleman
+44(0) 1227 922639


Associated courses

Foundation Degree in Physical Education and Physical Activity
The Foundation Degree in Physical Education and Physical Activity is your opportunity to begin a successful career in physical education. You’ll benefit from a course that is hands-on and strongly employment focused, enabling you to ‘earn and learn’. You’ll gain the knowledge, skills and understanding you need to enhance your practice while you work. Our links with external organisations including Kent Sport, the Kent School Games and various coaching companies provide you with valuable opportunities to gain practical experience in the delivery of events and competitions. You’ll have access to modern facilities including a brand new indoor sports hall with three multi-use rooms, a fitness suite with a comprehensive range of cardio-vascular and resistance equipment and a free-weights area, and a performance analysis room.

BSc Sport and Exercise Science
This engaging programme offers you the opportunity to explore the science behind physical activity and sports performance. Under the guidance of a dynamic team of research-active staff, you will study biomechanics, physiology, psychology and sociology, with an emphasis on practical application. You will have access to well-equipped laboratories where you will gain valuable experience in measuring and assessing physical activity relevant to competitive sport and recreational exercise, fitness and health. You will also have the opportunity to work within our consultancy unit, SportsLab, using your expertise to help athletes improve their performance. You can opt to follow a broad pathway through the sport and exercise sciences, or focus more specifically on competitive sport performance or exercise and health outcomes.

BSc Sport Coaching Science
Sport Coaching Science offers you the opportunity to study and experience sport coaching from an applied base. You will explore the science behind sports performance and physical activity, and have access to a range of excellent coaching resources and sports facilities. You will enjoy exciting modules in coaching theory and practice, you can study a range of disciplines including the analysis of sport performance, psychology, physiology, and sociology. To enhance your studies, you will have access to the latest technology including laboratories, gas and body composition analysis, cardiac and vascular ultrasound, force mat and platform assessment tools, 3D high speed filming and eye tracker hardware. Importantly, the opportunity to undertake coaching placements and work alongside expert coaches will give you valuable practical experience.