Sport and Exercise Science at Coventry University - UCAS

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Course summary

This course provides the opportunity to learn how the healthy human body works during exercise and how sport and physical activity promote health. Preparing you for a variety of graduate level career options in industry, professional sport, health and education, this degree course aims to provide you with a strong scientific understanding of human physiology, psychology, anatomy, biomechanics and biochemistry.

  • This course is designed to be hands-on, with a range of approaches to teaching including problem-based learning, case studies and laboratory classes, which aim to blend scientific rigour with practical and professional experience and knowledge
  • Alongside an appreciation of the physiological, psychological and biomechanical factors influencing human performance, our course aims to help you develop effective listening, verbal and non-verbal communications skills through the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of situations directly related to applied sport and exercise science
  • We aim to develop your expertise and practical ability to prescribe exercise programmes, then evaluate and monitor their effectiveness on the human body.
Key Course Benefits
  • Enjoy specialist laboratories for sport science, biomechanics, strength and conditioning and a gait analysis track*.
  • You’ll be taught by staff with a broad range of academic and professional experience, many of whom have worked with a range of health initiatives, professional athletes and clubs (staff may be subject to change).
  • Our strong employer links* include local professional sports teams, schools and NHS clinical services, such as cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, aiming to increase your employment opportunities following graduation.
  • Our employability module enables you to have hands on experience making a difference to public health in the community.*
*For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website.


Year One In the first year, the curriculum allows you to gain a broad grounding in the discipline where you will develop knowledge to do with the professional and practical skills of sport and exercise science, physiological systems, biomechanics and psychology, among others. Modules Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science – 20 credits Professional Skills in Sport and Exercise Science – 20 credits Practical Skills in Sport and Exercise Science – 20 credits Principles of Physiological Systems – 20 credits Fundamentals of Biomechanics – 20 credits Introduction to Motor Learning and Control – 20 credits Year Two In year two, you will develop more advanced knowledge and skills to do with the application of biomechanics, physiology, psychology, research and working in the sport and exercise science sector, among others. Modules Analytical Application of Biomechanics – 20 credits Critical Integration of Physiology – 20 credits Explorative Skills of Psychology – 20 credits An Interdisciplinary Assessment in Sport and Exercise – 0 credits Research in Sport and Exercise Science – 20 credits Working in the Sport and Exercise Science Sector – 20 credits Advanced Sport and Exercise Science Practice – 20 credits Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1,250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. Final Year Your final year aims to bring you to the level to enter the world of work by consolidating your knowledge and skills from year one and two. You will also have the opportunity to carry out an independent research project in an area of your interest, with the support of a mentor and your Academic Personal Tutor. Modules Project Development – 20 credits Interdisciplinary Approaches in Exercise and Health – 20 credits Independent Research Project – 20 credits Optional modules Optional modules *For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include: Phase tests Essays Group work Presentations Reports Projects The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences
  • The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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Sport and Exercise Science at Coventry University - UCAS