University Centre Farnborough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Surrey

Sport Science (Human Performance)

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Course summary

This degree programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge to enter a wide variety of rewarding careers in Sport and Sport Science. You will study the physiological, bio-mechanical, strength and conditioning and psychological influences on human performance during the preparation for, and participation in sport and exercise. The programme of study has been specially designed so that graduates can progress directly into a working environment. The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) automatically approves graduates of the programme for Level 2 Gym Instruction in year 1 and Level 3 Personal Trainer in year 2. Additionally, the degree prepares students to undertake the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) assessment after graduation.

Course details


Year 1

  • Sports Coaching
  • Introduction to Strength & Conditioning (Gym Instructing Qualification Level 2 REPs)
  • Sport in Society
  • Introduction to Human Anatomy
  • Introduction to Human Physiology
  • Degree Study Skills
  • Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Introduction to Human Nutrition
Year 2
  • Introduction to Personal Training (Personal Training Qualification Level 3 REPs)
  • Personal Development and Dissertation Preparation
  • Physiology for Human Performance
  • Biomechanics
  • Elite Athlete Preparation
  • Psychology in Sport and Exercise Settings
  • Sports Therapy and Injury Rehabilitation
  • Periodisation & Athletic Programming
Year 3
  • Applied Exercise and Performance Psychology
  • Applied Sport & Exercise Physiology
  • Work Placement & Project Management
  • Nutritional Strategies for Sports Performance
  • Advanced Strength and Conditioning
  • Managing Exercise Environments
* Dissertation

Assessment method

A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods you will experience will give you the confidence and capability to complete an Honours degree and progress further in your career. Your tutor will be on hand to provide support during the assessment process and discuss any queries you may have. The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes:

  • Assessed practical work
  • Assessed coursework / assignments
  • Formative assessment through assignment work feedback
  • Formal examination
* Practical demonstrations

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1
Channel Islands £8000 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £9250 Year 1

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Sport Science (Human Performance) at University Centre Farnborough - UCAS