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Are you interested in a career in sport and exercise science? This degree specialises in physiological, psychological and biomechanical theories, focusing on how these can be used to enhance human performance. You’ll be able to put these theories into practice in the University’s industry-standard labs, as well as through internship opportunities. You can specialise in your third year, allowing you to hone your expertise further towards your specific career ambitions. Accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), this degree is founded upon the underlying principles of physiology, psychology and biomechanics. The course combines these scientific principles with highly practical skills, helping to prepare students for a career in the sport science industry. Units and assessments have been created to develop key employability skills such as communicating scientific results; teaching and developing specific skills with athletes; and planning, organising and conducting research projects. To complement their degree studies, students are encouraged to prepare for BASES and UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) professional accreditation. To help prepare students for a career in the sports industry, a hands-on approach is encouraged. Through professional placements and applied practice students gain first-hand experience of working with teams and athletes in a high-performance environment. With support and mentoring from the course team, past students have provided sport science support to Premiership rugby and football players, Olympic athletes, and national teams. Students have access to first class facilities which are regularly used by professional athletes, including players from Southampton FC. The course is accredited by The Register of Exercise Professionals and The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. This course will provide opportunities for future work in a range of sports industry roles. Specifically, it will prepare you for an exciting career supporting athletes who want to enhance their performance. This could include sport science positions within professional sports clubs, national governing bodies, local councils and NHS Trusts. Similar and more specialist graduate destinations, including performance analyst and strength and conditioning roles, may also be available. This course is ideal for those who love sport and who wish to learn about the science behind what makes a great athlete. The curriculum provides a solid grounding for those looking to pursue a career in roles such as exercise physiologist, strength and conditioning coach, or performance analyst.
YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Sport Science Support Sport Psychology Research Methods in Sports Performance Functional Anatomy and Exercise Physiology The Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise Introduction to Skill Acquisition and Motor Learning YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Applied Principles or Biomechanics Applied Techniques in Sport Science Support Physiological Testing in Sport and Exercise Applied Techniques in Sport Psychology Applied Research and Study Design in Sports Performance YEAR 2 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each year) Performance Analysis Strength and Conditioning Soft Tissue Therapy YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Professional Practice in Sport Science Support Individual Project Select two out of the following three: Professional Practice in Sport Psychology Physical Performance in Extreme Environments Professional Practice in Biomechanics YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that all options are not guaranteed to run each year) Professional Practice in Sport Performance Analysis Advanced Strength and Conditioning Advanced Soft Tissue Therapy
Written coursework such as case studies, presentations and projects, practical sessions, debates, oral and written examinations.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences
- The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) endorsed by SkillsActive
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:
- Year 1
All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Southampton Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Southampton Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each individual component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||80 overall with a minimum 19 in each individual component.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.
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