University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sport and Exercise for Health with a Year in Industry

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Course summary

Studying Sport and Exercise Science for Health at Kent you gain the extensive knowledge you need to become a qualified practitioner, from academics with top-level experience of working in the field. Our wide-ranging degree, endorsed by The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), gives you the skills you need to boost the performance of elite athletes and to work with members of the public including children, older people and those adapting to injuries, to improve their quality of life. Choose Sport and Exercise Science at Kent because:

  • you have access to fantastic facilities including: cycling and rowing ergometers; brain and muscle stimulators; 3D motion video analysis; blood testing and gas analysis equipment; a rehabilitation gymnasium; an anti-gravity treadmill and an environmental chamber
  • following our move to the Canterbury campus you will also benefit from the wider Kent Sport facilities such as the fitness suite, dance studio and indoor halls and outdoor sports pitches- as well as our new Kent Sport Clinic, which will be the most comprehensive sports performance clinic in the South East.
  • we have professional links with organisations such as British Cycling; UK sport; the English Institute of Sport; World Anti-Doping Agency; RFU; UEFA and the NHS
  • our exciting research our teaching ensuring you learn about the latest thinking in the field
  • Team Kent, funded by the students’ union runs more than 60 different sports clubs and our large green campus is a great place for morning/evening runs or cycling
  • if you have competed at county level you can apply for one of the University’s sports scholarships
On this degree, you study key areas including exercise physiology, psychology, nutrition, biomechanics, sports leadership and promotion as well as exercise for special populations. You also develop your research skills in advance of undertaking your research project. You spend a year working in industry in the UK or abroad, putting into practice the skills you’ve learnt and gaining further valuable experience of real-world applications of sport and exercise for health. Many placements pay a salary and you’ll gain relevant experience which will benefit you in your final-year studies and when applying for jobs after graduation. Alongside your research project, in your final year you can select modules to tailor your studies more specifically towards your career aspirations. While our excellent lab-based facilities and equipment ensure you develop key laboratory and practical skills.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

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.

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Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

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