This course includes a Foundation Year, so it is a 4-year course. The additional Foundation Year will allow you to develop your skills and build confidence in your academic abilities, identifying your strengths and weaknesses so you can progress onto the undergraduate programme. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? Our focus is on improving your employability, helping you gain relevant working experience in sport and exercise science and providing you with an in-depth understanding of the key skills required in the workplace. Employers today want to see your skills and your work experience. We offer you a chance to get both the skills and the experience and show it off. We do this by giving you the chance to apply your skills wherever possible in simulated real-world environments, using industry standard facilities in the field and in our Human Performance Lab. This course has been endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK. Graduating with an endorsed degree provides you with a competitive advantage that is recognised nationally and internationally. Using our partnerships with professional bodies, sports teams, athletes and local schools and colleges we have based your course on what’s needed out in the field today. The quality of our links to industry speak for themselves. We’re currently linked with Watford FC, Wycombe Wanderers, Reading Ladies WSL and academy teams, Amateur Swimming Association, British Rowing, GB para-athletes and many community level sports clubs, athletes and local schools. We’ve made sure our lecturers are actively engaged in a professional practice setting and have many years of professional experience in teaching and industry. We are constantly strengthening relationships with high-performance sports organisations and clinical providers giving you even more opportunity to learn from the real industry leaders. What facilities can I use? Most of our work with you and our professional partners takes place in the Human Performance, Exercise and Wellbeing Centre. This is where the body can be fully tested and evaluated, using specialist equipment used by sport and exercise scientists in the world of work. It contains a working clinic and human performance laboratory and the work you will complete here is a step up from your previous studies and helps prepare you for your future career. Additionally, the University has a commercially run sports hall and fitness centre giving you the opportunity to learn within a sports centre environment. What will I study? This course is split into a pathway system, where you will have a shared first year with both pathways, and then choose to specialise into one. The pathways on this course are as follows: Sport and Exercise Science Endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists (BASES) our BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree combines underlying scientific principles from the sport science disciplines of exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports psychology with the highly practical skills from the more contemporary sports science disciplines of strength and conditioning, nutrition and performance analysis, to help prepare you for a career within the field of sport and exercise science. Sport and Exercise Science with Strength and Conditioning Developed in line with the Chartered Institute of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and aligned to Graduate Strength and Conditioning Coach (GSCC) professional standards, this pathway will help develop your knowledge in Strength and Conditioning. Combining scientific principles with practical S&C training methods, you will study a variety of specialisms including exercise physiology, biomechanics, psychology, data analysis, performance analysis, sports injury, rehabilitation and more.
Year one Preparing for Success Knowledge and Creativity Preparing for Success Self-development and Responsibility Inquiry and Research Skills Introduction to Sport Development and Performance Year two Introduction to Coaching Theory and Practice Introduction to Health Physiology Human Anatomy Foundations of Exercise Physiology Data Analysis of Sports and Exercise Science Foundations of Biomechanics Foundations of Sport & Exercise Psychology Fundamentals of Strength and Conditioning Year three Coaching and Athlete Development (optional) Research in Sport and Exercise Applied Exercise Physiology Cognition and Emotion in Sport and Exercise Psychology (optional) Sports Nutrition Applied Biomechanics Exercise Prescription and Instruction Performance Analysis in Sport Applied Sport and Performance Psychology Year four Contemporary Coaching Issues (optional) Research Dissertation Clinical Biomechanics (optional) Training and Periodization in Physiology and Nutrition (optional) Professional Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology (optional) Sports Injury and Rehabilitation Exercise Referral Sports Science in Practice Skill Acquisition and Learning in Sport
This course combines underlying scientific principles and highly practical skills from the sport science disciplines. We combine principles from classic disciplines like physiology, biomechanics and sports psychology with skills from contemporary ones like strength and conditioning, sports coaching, performance analysis and nutrition. The way we’ve designed this programme to combine such a broad combination of subject areas means you’ll graduate with a holistic understanding of what it takes to prepare for a career within the field of Sport and Exercise Science. You’ll be taught by our specialist teaching team through lectures, practical sessions, seminars and workshops and your work will be assessed through presentations, portfolio assessments, viva, practical assessments and written work.
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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For information about applying to Buckinghamshire New University as an International applicant, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/international
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year.
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Buckinghamshire New University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/financial-support-bursaries-and-scholarships