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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

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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. Our Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Physical Education, Coaching and Social Issues) BSc offers two placement options: you can choose to carry out two placements during the summer vacations within the three year degree, or a one year placement between years two and three, as part of a four year degree.

Course details

Modules

Year 1

  • 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
  • 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 deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeCX41
Institution code B84
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBC including at least one of the following subjects: Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD in Applied Science, Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences
Access to HE Diploma Obtain a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma Biomedical Science, Health, Forensic Science, Nutrition, Psychology, Science or Sport with 45 credits at Level 3.
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in Applied Science, Sport or Sport and Exercise Science with an A level at grade B in any subject or Distinction Distinction in any subject with A level grade B in Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D in Applied Science, Applied Human Biology, Sport or Sport and Exercise Science with A level at grades BC in any subject or Distinction in any subject with A level grades BC including Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) DDD in Applied Science, Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) DD in Applied Science, Sport or Sport and Exercise Science with an A level at grade B in any subject or Distinction Distinction in any subject with A level grade B in Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) D in Applied Science, Applied Human Biology, Sport or Sport and Exercise Science with A level at grades BC in any subject or Distinction in any subject with A level grades BC including Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education
Scottish Advanced Higher BBC including at least one of the following subjects: Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points including grade 5 at Higher Level in at least one of the following subjects: Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H4 including H3 in at least one of the following subjects: Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M2, M2, M3 including at least one of the following subjects: Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language and Mathematics.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDD in Applied Science, Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD in Applied Science, Sport or Sport and Exercise Science with an A level at grade B in any subject or Distinction Distinction in any subject with A level grade B in Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D in Applied Science, Applied Human Biology, Sport or Sport and Exercise Science with A level at grades BC in any subject or Distinction in any subject with A level grades BC including Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education

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


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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Physical Education, Coaching and Social Issues) with Placement at Brunel University London - UCAS