Bournemouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sport and Exercise Science

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Course summary

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This course is now full for September 2021 entry. You may still apply, but your application may be held on a waiting list. If your application is on a waiting list, we will inform you if a space becomes available by the end of June. Please note: there is still space on the Foundation Year option for this course and applications are still being processed for this entry route. This course covers a wide range of areas including physiology, psychology, biomechanics and nutrition to help you gain a comprehensive understanding of the impact of exercise on health. Everything is designed to help make you more employable, so you can expect to learn through practical experience; backing up the theory you will study through laboratory and field work. You’ll also be able to make the most of our relationship with our partner AFC Bournemouth, with guest speakers and volunteering opportunities. You’ll also be able to attend conferences, workshops, field trips and industry visits to really bring your studies to life. As well as engaging with guest speakers from the industry, local community stakeholders and elite sports clubs, you’ll also be able to use our sport performance laboratories to measure the impact that changes to a training regime can have. It’s here that you’ll begin to see how you as a coach can use that information to make real improvements to the performance of athletes or sports teams. There are opportunities to work in this field all over the world, so you will also have the chance to broaden your horizons by studying abroad at one of our many partner institutions in Europe and the US. As you’d expect from a course aimed at employability, you’ll also have the chance to undertake a work placement. This can be for either 6 or 30 weeks, and gives you the chance to make professional connections within the industry, as well as putting your learning into practice. That extends to your final assessment – if you want to, you can opt to undertake a research expedition instead of a dissertation. This will involve performing in-depth research on the needs and responses of people completing a UK-based endurance expedition.

Course details

Modules

Key areas of study include: Beginning Research in Sport & Exercise; Principles of Sport & Exercise Physiology; Principles of Sport & Exercise Biomechanics; Principles of Sport & Exercise Psychology; Fitness Assessments for Sport, Exercise & Health; Principle of Food & Nutrition; Conducting Research in Sport & Exercise; Advances in Sport & Exercise Physiology; Advances in Sport & Exercise Biomechanics; Advances in Sport & Exercise Psychology


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

AccessBU: AccessBU provides you with the opportunity to tell us about your circumstances that are not always evident in your UCAS application. This widening access initiative also considers relevant criteria such as being in care or if you live in an area with a low participation rate in Higher Education - if you are eligible, your offer could be up to 16 UCAS tariff points below the published tariff. Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Deferred entry: We are happy to consider eligible applicants for deferred entry. If you have already submitted your application, you can request a deferral by contacting our Admissions Team. Direct entry: We welcome applications from students who have previously studied at degree level at other institutions and wish to transfer onto a BU course. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedure enables credit awarded from one institution to contribute to a BU award, subject to an application process. Please contact our Future Students Enquiry Team for more information. Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.


English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent.


Unistats information

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84%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
88%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £14100* Year 1
International £14100* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.
Sport and Exercise Science at Bournemouth University - UCAS