Are you one of life’s adventurers or thinking of a career in Adventure based sport? If so, then this is the course for you! Do you dream of climbing Everest or wondered what ‘it takes’ to Big Wall climb in Yosemite? Or is climbing the 15 peaks of Wales or kayaking in the Conwy Valley more to your liking? Maybe you’re interested in undertaking an expedition in adventurous terrain or you interested in adventure sport therapy as a career? Perhaps you just want to enhance your leadership and coaching skills? If you have given either of these activities some consideration, then this course is uniquely designed to help you realise these dreams. A unique combination of essential Sport Science knowledge (psychology, physiology, and coaching) with the opportunity to develop your own adventure tourism and outdoor practitioner skills. You’ll apply this knowledge in various field-based settings, work-based environments and state-of-the-art labs including high altitude and environmental chambers. Graduating with ‘hands on’ experience and an understanding of human responses to adventure environments and performance in adventure sports, you’ll have the skills for a career in the expanding adventure market. By providing you with ‘hands on’ experience and understanding of the core Sport Science studies of human responses to adventure sport environments and performance in adventure sports, you will gain the skills required for a career in the expanding Adventure market. This essential core sport science knowledge is uniquely combined with the continuous opportunity to develop your own adventure and outdoor skills. Specifically, as well as learning core performance and exercise science, you will complete ‘doing’ modules with the emphasis on adventuring out and learning practically. If you want to get out in the mountains, beaches, camp, hike, scramble, winter walk, climb, explore the sea cliffs on foot and from a kayak, and want to do it practically ‘hands on’ through whole days out then this course for you. North Wales offers a stunning natural environment for your studies, and our department, which was established in 1978, is proud to call itself one of the original and longest serving Sport and Exercise Science providers in the world. ‘Placement Year’ and 'International Experience Year’ options are available for this course. You will have the opportunity to fully consider these options when you have started your course at Bangor and can make an application for a transfer onto such a pathway at the appropriate time. You can find more information about these options on our website and if you have any questions, please get in touch. If you don’t have the required qualifications for this degree-level course or are looking to re-enter education after time away from study, then a Foundation Year Programme might be the right choice for you. Please see Sport and Exercise Science (with Foundation Year) C61F.
For details of the modular structure, please see the course description on Bangor University's website.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to the outdoors (e.g. practical experience, work experience, Duke of Edinburgh Award). We are happy to accept combinations of the qualifications listed above, as well as alternative Level 3 qualifications such as City & Guilds, Access, Cambridge Technical Diplomas, and Sports Leaders UK: Higher Sports Leadership qualifications. We also welcome applications from mature learners. If you don't think you'll meet the entry requirements specified, you may be able to gain entry to this course via a Foundation Year route. Please see: Sports Science with a Foundation Year UCAS Code: C60F
English language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|