Sport and Exercise Science with Sport Foundation Year at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS

Course summary

Do you want to turn your love for sport into an academic qualification and study for a sports-related honours degree here at Solent University? Leading directly on to our highly-regarded sports degrees, this one year foundation programme will equip you with the skills you’ll need to progress on to a full degree. Studying this foundation year could give students an opportunity to extend previous experience gained, or provide a route back into education. The course will help develop the key academic skills required to make the transition to studying a full honours degree. Designed to reflect the needs of the sports industry, students explore a variety of subjects from leadership to fitness foundations, sports business management, sport in the contemporary world and volunteering. Students will study core theories in sport and fitness but, crucially, will learn how to apply this knowledge in practical settings – helping to develop the skills that employers are looking for. To enhance learning, students have the opportunity to build further skills by undertaking professional qualifications such as NGB and REPs. Students are also able to assist some of our degree-level students with community projects through the volunteering module, gaining real world experience, as well as building confidence and employability skills. Students will gain the necessary academic skills to progress on to a full honours degree. What does this course lead to? Students on our sports degrees have gone onto a range of exciting careers, including sports coaching, events management and fitness training. Who is this course for? This course is perfect for sports enthusiasts who wish to study for a full honours degree, but might not meet the entry requirements. Upon completion of the foundation year, students will be able to progress directly on to the first year of a relevant undergraduate sports-related course.


FOUNDATION MODULES Leadership Through Sport Foundations of Fitness The Sports & Football Industry Fundamentals of Sport Business Management Volunteering in Sport Sport in the Contemporary World Successful completion of the Sport Foundation will allow you to automatically progress onto Year 1 of the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science course, where you will study the following modules: YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise Exercise Instruction and Coaching Functional Anatomy and Exercise Physiology Research Methods in Sport, Health and Exercise Science Skill Acquisition & Motor Learning Sport & Exercise Psychology YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Applied Research Methods in Sport, Health and Exercise Science Applied Techniques in Sport & Exercise Biomechanics Assessment and Programme Development in Sport & Exercise Psychology Physiological Testing in Sport and Exercise YEAR 2 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Mind-Body Connections Performance Analysis Soft Tissue Therapy Strength and Conditioning YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Individual Project YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Advanced Performance Analysis Advanced Soft Tissue Therapy Advanced Strength and Conditioning Physical Education and Learning Professional Practice in Sport & Exercise Biomechanics Professional Practice in Sport & Exercise Psychology Professional Practice in Sport and Exercise Physiology Sports Nutrition

Assessment method

You will learn by: Directed Learning Guided Learning Collaborative Learning You may be assessed by a combination of: Practical activities Lab reports Case studies Video submissions Reflective accounts Individual presentations Group presentations In-class tests Solent’s curriculum framework builds on our unique, creative and applied approach to teaching. The transformation of students’ lives is at the heart of our mission as a university, and our curriculum – informed by the latest theory – reflects this shared educational vision.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

IELTS minimum score of 5.5 overall with minimum 5.0 in each component of reading, writing, listening and speaking. TOEFL (IBT) minimum score of 71 overall with a minimum of 19 in each component of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four components

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
EU £13020 Year 1
International £13020 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that this is the cost for the foundation year of your 4 year degree.

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit

Sport and Exercise Science with Sport Foundation Year at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS