Are you passionate about sport and fascinated by the science behind it? Are you driven to make a difference through sport and exercise? From boosting the performance of elite athletes to improving the quality of day-to-day life for the elderly, studying the Sport and Exercise Science BSc at Kent gives you the knowledge and experience needed to apply these skills in a fast-paced field. Our lecturers have vast research and applied experience in sports and exercise training, physiology, nutrition, biomechanics and psychology. Working with experts ensures you gain a good mix of theoretical knowledge and hands-on practice, in our first-class facilities and in the local community. We offer module options and placement opportunities which allow you to specialise and work towards your career goals and increase your employability. Reasons to study Sport at Kent
- Our lecturers have top-level experience in their fields, having worked with the England Football team and Olympians, Science in Sport and Team Sky, as well as links with sports clubs and companies, the NHS and many sporting bodies.
- Our excellent facilities enhance your learning experience with hands-on practice in our laboratories and custom-built teaching spaces. Our public clinics provide the opportunity for applied real-world experience supporting athletes and the public.
- Overlooking the historic city of Canterbury, our beautiful campus has an outstanding sports centre, gym, outdoor pitches, indoor and outdoor tennis and netball courts as well as more than 60 sports societies
- The programme is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)
- If you are already competing at county level or equivalent (at least), you can apply for a sports scholarship from the University.
- Sports Science at Kent scored 88% overall in The Complete University Guide 2023.
- You will develop a knowledge of anatomical and physiological principles, the human response to exercise and a theoretical basis of qualitative and quantitative research.
- As you progress with your degree, you can select optional modules in nutrition, sport and exercise psychology, massage techniques, case study work around specialised issues in sport and exercise, or an industry placement. There is also an option of completing a year in industry. There are other opportunities for experience working with us on community engagement projects (e.g. outreach work in schools).
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:
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Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.
English language requirements
Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.
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