University of Gloucestershire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sport and Exercise Sciences

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Course summary

Why Sport and Exercise Sciences? Our Sport and Exercise Sciences degree enables you to build your understanding of the science of human performance, specialising in sports performance, exercise and fitness, nutrition, or a mix of these three areas. Whichever pathway you choose, you’ll explore key themes in biomechanics, physiology and psychology, and develop advanced skills in scientific research methods. With opportunities to gain experience on placements with organisations such as Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, Bristol Rugby, Swindon Town Football Club, the British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, and Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service, our graduates stand out from the competition. You’ll draw on the expertise and industry-leading research of experienced lecturers, who are professional practitioners accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), chartered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) or registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The course also benefits from recognition by BASES. You’ll take advantage of fully equipped sports science, physiology and biomechanics labs and suites including our very own environmental chamber, often used by athletes and professional teams such as Forest Green Rovers FC. In addition, brand new sports facilities at our Oxstalls campus include an international-standard sports arena, 3G pitches, dedicated pitches for rugby, hockey and football and a cricket pavilion and pitch. Why University of Gloucestershire? We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. Our vibrant and tight-knit community of over 10,000 students and staff paired with a wide variety of courses means you will have the best of both worlds – a diverse community of sports clubs, societies and activities while also benefiting from specialist lecturers who value you as an individual. Who Cares? We do. We care about our students and the planet. We listened to what our students value most, turning our prospectus digital and providing opportunities for them to protect the planet and move on to study in an environment that works hard to support future generations. As a result, we’re proud that the University of Gloucestershire has been judged the UK’s most sustainable university. Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the dynamic county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies. After the course Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 92% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study within six months of completing their course*, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan. *Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2021 and based on 2018/19 leavers. Experience an open day Book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. Our open days have been designed to inform you, inspire you, and help you make the right decision about your next step. It’s your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our friendly student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses, email us on [email protected] or call 03330 14 14 14.

Course details

Modules

All three pathways include the study of biomechanics, physiology and psychology. Key themes include exploring the body’s physiological adaptation to exercise, understanding the mechanics of movement and how they influence performance, and examining the psychological aspects of performance and health. Develop advanced skills in scientific research methods, undertaking a research project in your final year. Learn in fully-equipped sports science, physiology and biomechanics labs and suites – frequently used by professional teams and athletes – including an environmental chamber, CV exercise stations, online CPX gas analysis, eye-tracking technology, hematology lab, lung function and spirometry equipment.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C600
Institution code:
G50
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/international-students.aspx

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Grade 4/C in GCSE English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

International students will need to produce evidence of an acceptable score on an approved English language test such as IELTS. We run pre-sessional English language courses to help you prepare for undergraduate or postgraduate study.

English Language requirements

http://www.glos.ac.uk/docs/download/International/english-Language-entry-requirements.pdf


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
78%
Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs and fee information can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/life/finance/costs/pages/fees-and-additional-costs.aspx
Sport and Exercise Sciences at University of Gloucestershire - UCAS