Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University

Applied Sport Science with Placement

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Course summary

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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.

Course details

Modules

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

Assessment method

Written coursework such as case studies, presentations and projects, practical sessions, debates, oral and written examinations.

Professional bodies

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

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeASS2
Institution code S30
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at MMM or BTEC Diploma at DD or equivalent qualification or a combination of qualifications which achieve the entry requirement of 96 UCAS points GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above Alternative entry on this course is available through the Foundation Year and International Foundation Year We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate aptitude, enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview and/or portfolio. Please contact us for further details.
A level CCC GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits P: 15 credits 60 Credits overall with 45 credits at merit level and 15 credits at pass level
AS In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Extended Project In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 (Foundation) Technical Level (360 glh) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (540 glh) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh) DD GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (1080 glh) MMM GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each individual component.
TOEFL (iBT)8080 overall with a minimum 19 in each individual component.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £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
International £13260 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship 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.

Applied Sport Science with Placement at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS