University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sport and Exercise Science

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Course summary

Why Sport and Exercise Science? This course will develop your scientific and critical understanding of issues relevant to sport and exercise to improve both performance and health. The course brings together a diverse and fascinating range of subjects including anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, psychology, and nutrition. This course could prepare you for a highly rewarding career including sports science support, physical activity coordinator, health advisor, sports development officer, personal trainer, exercise referral specialist; or after further training, a teacher in educational settings or a researcher. How will you learn?

  • You’ll learn how the body responds and adapts to exercise, how to optimise sport performance, and how to promote positive behaviour change to improve health.
  • You’ll be able to use the fantastic range of facilities and specialist equipment in our biomechanics and physiology laboratories: from measuring fitness through gas analysis, to measuring reaction forces on the Kistler Force Plate, and capturing high-speed movements on our 3D motion analysis system.
  • In your second year, you’ll go on a work placement, which will provide you with the opportunity to apply your skills in a real-world context.
  • In your final year you’ll select a discipline specialisation and you will complete a student led research project.
  • This course is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) ensuring that you are exposed to the interdisciplinary nature of sport and exercise science, in addition to a focus on research.
  • This course is also endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector. This will enable you to gain industry recognised standards and qualifications, including Gym Instructor, Personal Trainer and Working with People with Long-Term Conditions, which are recognised by major employers in the sector aligned to your degree. You’ll also be able to apply for annual student membership of CIMSPA, and graduate membership upon successful completion of your course.
Professional links and accreditations: This course is endorsed by The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES - http://www.bases.org.uk/), BUES (BASES Undergraduate Endorsement Scheme). Reflecting our commitment to equipping you with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to effectively transition into roles in the sector, this course is endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). This enables you to gain industry recognised standards and qualifications, including Gym Instructor, Personal Trainer and Working with People with Long-Term Conditions, that are recognised by major employers in the sector aligned to your degree. You can also apply for student membership of CIMSPA. The cost of student membership is just £5 per student (83% saving), which will enable you to access e-learning, guest lectures, digital newsletters and magazines, and work placement, volunteering and job opportunities. On successful completion of the course, you’ll be eligible to apply for CIMSPA graduate membership, at your own expense. Further information is available at CIMPSA (https://courses.hud.ac.uk/2022-23/full-time/undergraduate/www.cimspa.co.uk). “On behalf of the Sport and Physical Activity Sector Professional Development Board we congratulate University of Huddersfield in achieving CIMSPA endorsement. We are delighted to see that the employer developed Professional Standards have been included, enabling the development of work ready graduates” Richard Millard. Vice Chair of the Sport and Physical Activity Professional Development Board.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Core modules: Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport and Exercise Foundations of Biomechanics for Sport and Exercise Foundations of Psychology for Sport and Exercise Research Methods 1 Foundations of Bioenergetics Metabolism and Nutrition Foundations of Coaching and Instructing Year 2 Core modules: Physiology for Sport and Exercise Science Biomechanics and Performance Analysis for Sport and Exercise Sciences Psychology for Sport and Exercise Science Research Methods 2 Nutrition for Exercise and Health Work Placement Year 3 Core modules: Applied Sport and Exercise Science Applied Research Biomechanics Specialism: Applied Biomechanics for Sport and Exercise Strength and Conditioning Option modules: Exercise Medicine Sport Nutrition: Research and Practice Sports Rehabilitation Physiology Specialism: Applied Physiology for Sport & Exercise Sports Rehabilitation Option modules: Exercise Medicine Sport Nutrition: Research and Practice Strength and Conditioning Psychology Specialism: Applied Sport Psychology Sports Rehabilitation Option modules: Exercise Medicine Sport Nutrition: Research and Practice Strength and Conditioning

Assessment method

Assessment will include of coursework, practice/ competency based learning and examinations. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences
  • The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
H022
Institution code:
H60
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/howtoapply/entryrequirements/


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
51%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
82%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £15000* Year 1
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

This information is for applicants applying to study at the University of Huddersfield in the academic year 2021/22. Please note that your tuition fees for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X). This webpage will be updated with 2022/23 tuition fees as information becomes available. If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/tuition-fees/ Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

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