Physical Education and Sport and Exercise Science with Foundation Year at Canterbury Christ Church University - UCAS

Course summary

The foundation year will introduce you to study at university and your chosen subject. It also provides a highly supportive environment where you can develop your self-confidence. Sport and Exercise Science is a great choice if you want to focus your studies on the relationship between exercise and the human body. It involves exploring the body at a cellular level and analysing the impact of sport and exercise on the body as a whole. On our course you'll gain a solid understanding of the science behind sport and exercise while developing practical skills in our dedicated laboratories. Key areas that you'll study include biomechanics, physiology, psychology and sociology. During the degree, you'll have a ‘consultancy’ and ‘research’ informed experience whereby you'll participate activities linked to our consultancy unit, the SportsLab, which provides scientific services for sports people. You'll also have opportunities for paid employment working for SportsLab. Throughout the course, you'll develop transferable skills that will prepare you for employment. From team working and effective communication to research and organisational skills, you'll be building in confidence and ability all the time, so that by the time you graduate you're fully prepared to follow your career aspirations. Top reasons to study with us 93% of our Sport and Exercise Science students were satisfied overall with their course. National Student Survey 2022 You’ll benefit from our joint specialist facility, Polo Farm Sports Club. Just a short distance from the Canterbury Campus, the facilities include three floodlit hockey pitches, an indoor tennis centre, outdoor tennis courts and a spacious sports hall, specialising in netball, hockey and cricket. We have been offering sport and exercise science courses for over 35 years, making us one of the longest standing providers of sports courses in the UK. You'll be taught by a passionate, research active team of academics and be supported by specialist technical staff. Our multi-million-pound Sports Centre has the latest fitness equipment and offers gym and recreational sport memberships, a full range of fitness classes, and a personal training service. You’ll have the opportunity to work within our consultancy unit, SportsLab, using your expertise to help athletes improve their performance. 100% of our Sport Coaching Science students were in jobs or further study 15 months after finishing their course. Graduate Outcomes Survey 2022 Specialist facilities You’ll have access to specialist resources and equipment, including eye tracker technology, brain imaging equipment (EEG), reaction timers, gas analysis systems, cardiac screening equipment, 3D imaging; isokinetic and balance dynamometry, sprint timing systems and other sport/exercise related equipment, such as treadmills and weights. Location This course is run at our Canterbury Campus in Kent. Canterbury is just 50 miles south-east of London and less than an hour by high-speed train from St Pancras. Located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site the campus offers state-of-the-art buildings, right in the centre of a vibrant and world-famous cathedral city. You’ll benefit from a campus with excellent learning and teaching resources, music venues, a superb sports centre, a well-stocked bookshop and plenty of coffee bars and places to eat. A short walk away is Augustine House our award-winning library and home to a vast range of learning resources and student support teams.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Qualification requirements

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The fees above are for the 2024/25 academic year but may be subject to change following any announcements by the UK Government (approved by Parliament) regarding maximum Undergraduate tuition fee caps for 2024/25. In addition, the University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time Undergraduate tuition fees mid-course, in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament. The University will publish information about any changes to tuition fees on its website. International Tuition Fees (including EU fees): To be confirmed Undergraduate tuition fees for International students are not subject to the Government’s regulations on maximum tuition fees. The University’s 2024/25 Overseas tuition fees for international students, and information about any mid-course increases, will be published on each course webpage. More details about International student fees and funding and any Scholarships which are available can be found on the following weblink which will be updated for 2024/25 entrants in due course:
Physical Education and Sport and Exercise Science with Foundation Year at Canterbury Christ Church University - UCAS