University of Bath

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sport (Sports Performance)

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Course summary

Combine your practical experiences from your training and coaching environments with the academic study of the factors that influence high performance sport. You’ll integrate the study of high performance sport with your own experience as an athlete, coach or practitioner. You'll develop skills and knowledge in athlete training, competition and contemporary sports performance issues. You’ll explore a wide range of sports performance subjects and examine how these disciplines are integrated across a diverse range of sporting contexts. From the start of the course, you will explore fundamental sport and research topics. You’ll gain a wide range of study skills to prepare you for a variety of sport-related careers. It will appeal if you’re performing at a high standard in your chosen sport. The course attracts athletes and professional players (sometimes retired) who are considering academic study to support future career aspirations. In your first and second years you'll gain an in-depth understanding of sports performance through exploring a broad set of academic disciplines such as physiology, psychology, sport coaching and development, whilst developing knowledge in areas such as training principles, sport career transitions, performance analysis, and strength and conditioning. BSc (Hons) one year On completion of the foundation degree at the required academic standard, you may progress to the one-year BSc (Hons) Sport (Sports Performance) (Work-based Learning) course. You'll build on the expertise acquired from earlier study and develop the analytical and reflective skills valued by employers. You will be further challenged and inspired to think critically about sports performance and you will carry out a year-long project. Taking part in our sports We have various priority sports in which a Head Coach is employed. The University of Bath is home to many student athletes who show exceptional achievement and potential in both their academic and sporting endeavours. Acceptance of a place on this foundation degree does not guarantee you a place within our priority sports. If you take part in a non-priority sport, then you may consider joining any of the existing Students’ Union sports clubs. Professional practice The course has been designed for those who wish to continue their education alongside sports training and performance. The Sports Performance cohort is a great mix of competitive and like-minded student athletes. Use specialist facilities You'll have access to facilities that support your learning, depending on your course these include: biomechanics and physiology laboratories field testing equipment performance analysis cameras and software equipment specific to your context You’ll also be able to use our £35 million Sports Training Village based on campus. This provides you with access to the some of the best sport and exercise facilities in the UK, accommodating more than 50 sports. We regularly host major international competitions and provide a dedicated sports training space. Study in an enriched learning environment You’ll learn from academics with expertise across sport, exercise, health and leisure. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience. Our researchers have specialisms in: sport and exercise science nutrition and metabolism sport management, marketing and media coaching and sport performance sport policy and international development health and physical activity research methods Prepare for your future Graduates from our courses are in demand by a wide range of employers. This includes sport science support, public health, exercise medicine and rehabilitation, sports management, sports coaching and development.

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  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

GCSE requirements GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C GCSE English Language or Literature grade 4 or C (or equivalent from English language category C) You do not need the required grade in Mathematics if you study a higher level qualification in Mathematics or Statistics (such as an A level, AS level or a Core Mathematics qualification). English language requirements Category C You will normally need one of the following: IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course. If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

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This course is intended for students who are performing at a very high standard in their chosen sport, and your performance in sport will form part of the selection decision. Your application should include details of your current sporting level in your chosen sport. You may be invited to attend a trial as part of your application.

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