This three-year degree programme enables a multidisciplinary study of sport and exercise science at a higher level. You will gain a scientific understanding of core principles in human physiology, psychology and biomechanics, for the purposes of supporting elite sporting performance, as well as developing an understanding of the sociological underpinning of sports. You will have the opportunity to study in all major disciplines of sports science, as well as an introduction to research and laboratory skills, and a research project in your final year. Your learning will include lectures, seminars, online activities, workshops, practical tasks, laboratory skills, peer-group learning and independent study. Our subject specialist staff will deliver highly engaging and enthusiastic practical and theory sessions in line with their personal expertise and research activities. Attention is paid to developing generic learning and academic skills required for success in higher education, particularly encouraging you to become an independent and self-motivated learner in order maximise your full potential. Regular group work and research are key features, where you will gain communication, teamwork, analytical skills to enhance your transition into employment or postgraduate studies. Assessments include a range of exams, essays, projects, presentations, reports, practicals and lab sessions. Such diversity allows you to experience and refine various academic and professional skills to prepare for your next steps. An academic tutor will work with you throughout the duration of your programme, supporting your development and academic progress. Features and Benefits
- Study a course that provides you with the essential skills and experience to enhance your employability or prepare you for further study.
- Study in a supportive environment, with a range of services at your fingertips to help you reach your full potential.
- Be a full member of Loughborough Students Union- consistently voted No.1 for student experience.
Year 1 Modules: Introduction Sport and Exercise Psychology, Research and Academic Skills, Human Physiology, Biomechanics and Human Movement, Sociology of Sport, Introduction to Physical Activity and Health, Principles of Teaching and Coaching and Injury Prevention. Year 2 Modules: Employability and Placement, Research Methods, Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Biomechanics of Sports Injuries, Sport and Exercise Physiology and includes optional modules: Physical Activity and Health Promotion, Strength and Conditioning, Sports Development in Practice, Contemporary Issues in Sport, Pedagogy in Sport and Physical Education, nutrition for Sports Performance and Talent Identification and Development. Year 3 Modules: Research Project and a range of optional units from Physical Education and Teaching, Applied Sports Psychology, Issues in Health and Elite Sport, Advanced Topics in Exercise & Health Physiology, Performance Nutrition, Applied Performance Analysis, Advanced Topics in Physical Activity and Health, Advanced Topics in Exercise Psychology, Advanced Topics in Sports Biomechanics, Strength and Conditioning Training, Sports Policy and Governance and Performance Physiology. *Please note that these modules may be subject to change and are run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.*
Assessments include a range of exams, essays, projects, presentations, reports, practicals and lab sessions. Such diversity allows you to experience and refine various academic and professional skills to prepare for your next steps
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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- Year 2
We welcome applications from mature students over the age of 21 and may be flexible in our normal offer if you show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience of working within the industry.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8950||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£12500||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£12500||Year 1|
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