Sport and Exercise Science at Birmingham Newman University - UCAS

Course summary

This course will give you the opportunity to explore theoretical and practical factors that influence sports performance, health and wellbeing. You will learn about how scientific principles can help improve the performance of athletes or assist individuals in improving their health. You will explore and experience how the latest technological innovations are influencing the pursuit of sporting performance and how they inform interventions for those suffering from widespread disease and illness. This course will give you the opportunity to become a well-equipped professional and will help develop the knowledge and skills for work or further study. The course provides an excellent basis to explore employment opportunities in numerous areas such as sports & exercise science support, education and further research. The course is taught in dedicated facilities on one campus. The Human performance lab, indoor sports hall, strength & conditioning suite, aerobic conditioning suite, group exercise studio, full size outdoor 3G pitch, dedicated seminar rooms and staff offices can be found within a 100 yard radius of each other. A video tour of our facilities is available to view on the Newman University website.. The Human Performance Lab where you will spend most of your time on this course is fully equipped with the latest equipment for use inside the laboratory and in the field. We have 3D analysis system, integrated force plates, gas & bloods analysis, Heart Rate and GPS monitoring systems as used by elite clubs. The HPL is a room which allows integrated analysis of sports performance from both a physiological and biomechanical perspective and specifically design to help interdisciplinary learning. Why study this course? Small class sizes create a vibrant learning environment Integrated human performance laboratory allows interdisciplinary learning All facilities (laboratory, sports hall, 3G pitch) on one campus in close proximity Experienced staff who support elite athletes and conduct research Field trips and opportunities for international trips The BSc Sports & Exercise Science degree programme has a large amount of practical and laboratory based work. You are encouraged to develop your own areas of academic research and relate your studies to practical sports situations. The Work Placement double-module provides a ‘real’ opportunity to experience a work placement within the sector of your choice. A double-module project in the final year provides you with the opportunity to gain greater specialist knowledge by carrying out a significant piece of research in an area of personal academic interest, practical significance and/or vocational relevance. The teaching methods and course content are informed by relevant professional bodies including the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES), the Association of Physical Education (AfPE), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the European College of Sports Science (ECSS). Modules are academically challenging and vocationally relevant, ensuring that our graduates are in the best position to pursue careers in their chosen profession. At Birmingham Newman you are taught by active researchers who apply their expertise in the world of sport. The lecturers on this course regularly present at conferences and provide sports science support to elite level athletes.


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Assessment method

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Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is currently unable to accept applications from international learners.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £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

Additional fee information

The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).
Sport and Exercise Science at Birmingham Newman University - UCAS