Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University

Sport and Exercise Science

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Course summary

Endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), this degree is founded upon the underlying principles of physiology, psychology and biomechanics. The course combines these scientific principles with highly practical skills, helping to prepare you for a career in the sport and exercise science industry. Modules and assessments have been created to develop key employability skills such as communicating scientific results; teaching and developing specific skills with athletes; and planning, organising and conducting research projects. To complement your degree studies, you will be encouraged to prepare for BASES and UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) professional accreditation. To help prepare you for a career in the sports industry, an applied and hands-on approach is encouraged. Through professional placements and applied practice you will gain first-hand experience of working with teams and athletes in a high-performance environment. With support and mentoring from the course team, past students have provided sport science support to Premiership rugby and football players, Olympic athletes, and national teams. Throughout your degree you’ll have access to a range of professional facilities such as our specialist BASES-accredited laboratories (physiology, biomechanics and psychology), a £28m sports complex, the award-winning ‘Spark’ teaching block and a 24-hour library service. Our academic team are all highly experienced within the industry and have extensive teaching, research and professional backgrounds. This ensures your learning experience will be informed by the latest evidence-based research and industry developments. You’ll learn from a teaching team with a broad range of academic and industry experience. What does this course lead to? The skills you’ll develop on this course open up a wide range of career opportunities in sport and exercise science, across every sport imaginable. You could work with professional, elite or Olympic athletes, ensuring they maintain peak fitness in world-class competitions, or with hospitals and health organisations to develop training and recovery programmes for patients suffering injury or disability. You could also work with schools or even teach, developing fitness programmes and encouraging the next generation of athletes to excel. Sport scientist Sport and exercise physiologist Strength and conditioning coach Biomechanist Mental skills coach Exercise coach Performance analyst Sport and exercise technician Teaching (primary, secondary and tertiary) Who is this course for? This course is ideal for anyone with a passion for sport and exercise, in particular the science behind athletic performance. Applications from mature students looking for a change of career are particularly welcomed.

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise Exercise Instruction and Coaching Functional Anatomy and Exercise Physiology Research Methods in Sport, Health and Exercise Science Skill Acquisition & Motor Learning Sport & Exercise Psychology YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Applied Research Methods in Sport, Health and Exercise Science Applied Techniques in Sport & Exercise Biomechanics Assessment and Programme Development in Sport & Exercise Psychology Physiological Testing in Sport and Exercise YEAR 2 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Mind-Body Connections Performance Analysis Soft Tissue Therapy Strength and Conditioning YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Individual Project YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Advanced Performance Analysis Advanced Soft Tissue Therapy Advanced Strength and Conditioning Physical Education and Learning Professional Practice in Sport & Exercise Biomechanics Professional Practice in Sport & Exercise Psychology Professional Practice in Sport and Exercise Physiology Sports Nutrition

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods including practical simulations, lab reports, case studies, video submissions, reflective accounts, presentations and in-class tests.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
SES1
Institution code:
S30
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

For information about applying to Solent as an International applicant, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/help-for-international-students

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

• Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. • Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area. • Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with 5.5 in each individual component.
TOEFL (iBT)80with a minimum of 20 in each individual compoenent.

All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
73%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
92%
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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
EU £13800 Year 1
International £13800 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £13800 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/grants-bursaries-scholarships/bursaries

Sport and Exercise Science at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS