Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Physical Education, Coaching and Social Issues) with Placement

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Course summary

This course includes two placements carried out during the summer vacations within a three year degree. The Brunel Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Physical Education, Coaching and Social Issues) BSc is for students who are interested in working in physical education or youth sport, developing sport in communities, helping individuals fulfil their potential in sport and health, as well as those seeking to gain a strong understanding and application of sports coaching principles and practices. You'll explore the sociological, political, pedagogical and psychological factors that influence participation in physical education and sport, and how these relate to sports performance, physical activity, health and wellbeing. You'll learn how to plan, deliver, manage and evaluate high-quality activities and events aimed at encouraging and enabling people to get involved in sport and physical activity, from grassroots to elite level. You’ll also explore social issues in physical education such as gender, race and religion and inclusive practice. In addition, you'll learn historical and philosophical aspects related to PE. Your studies will be supported by some of the best teaching and sports facilities in the UK that include our:

  • state-of-the-art physiology, biomechanics and psychology laboratories
  • world-class indoor athletics centre
  • international-standard 400m six-lane athletics track with full field event facilities
  • large indoor netball hall
  • multi-use sports centre equipped with squash, basketball and netball courts, as well as a superb climbing wall
  • members-only fitness suite featuring treadmills, cycles and rowing machines
  • a weight-training area with free and fixed weights
  • grass and third-generation (3G) all-weather pitches
  • outdoor tennis courts.
You'll also have the opportunity to carry out a placement as part of your degree. This will give you the type of experience that will enable you to create a standout CV. This Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Physical Education, Coaching and Social Issues) BSc with Placement gives you the chance to carry out two placements during the summer vacations within the three year degree.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Compulsory Modules

  • Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Biomechanics
  • Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Introduction to the Psychology of Sport and Exercise
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing
  • Physical Education Policy and Pedagogy
  • Sport Development Issues and Policy
Year 2 Compulsory Modules
  • The Application of Sport Science to Coaching: Working with Individuals
  • Developing Research Methods and Data Analysis Skills
  • Graduate and Transferable Skills
  • Physical Education, Pedagogy and the Learning Environment
  • Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing in the Life Course
  • Policy and Practice in Physical Education, Sports Coaching and Sport Development (Macro Analysis)
  • Social Issues in Sport
Year 3 Compulsory Modules
  • Advanced Research Methods and Data Analysis: Final Year Project
  • Employability and Professional Development
  • Issues in Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing in the Life Course
Optional Modules
  • The Application of Sport Science to Coaching: Working with Teams
  • Critical Issues in Sport
  • Critical Pedagogy and Learning in Physical Education and Sport
  • Policy and Practice in Physical Education, Sports Coaching and Sport Development (Micro Analysis)
Your placement will be completed during the summer vacations between years 1 and 2 and between years 2 and 3 (there is no need for an extra year in the programme duration).

Assessment method

We assess modules through a combination of critical reviews, lab reports, case studies, presentations, and exams. You'll also complete an e-portfolio that will promote your personal and professional development and enhance your digital literacy. And, in your final year, you'll write a dissertation.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
CX41
Institution code:
B84
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)92with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic58with a minimum of 51 in all subscores

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/English-Language-Requirements


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £17355* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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