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.
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 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.
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
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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The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.
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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.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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