Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sport Science (with Foundation)

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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston –Kingston was ranked No.1 one in London and seventh in the UK for sport science (Guardian league table 2021). –This course is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). –This course received over 95 percent overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2020). About this course Are you passionate about sport and exercise? Would you enjoy a career where you worked to improve people’s sporting performance, fitness and health? There are increasing opportunities for sports scientists to work with athletes or conduct research. This hands-on course studies the science that underpins sports participation and how the body’s performance can be improved. Topics include anatomy, biomechanics, nutrition, physiology and psychology. You’ll learn to monitor and assess health, fitness and performance. You’ll be able to tailor your studies to your own interests and career goals. There is an option to study sports injuries and a project/ dissertation on a selected topic.

Course details


Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Year 1: LS4007 - Essentials for Sport and Exercise Science, LS4008 - Sport & Exercise Psychology, LS4009 - Functional Anatomy & Exercise Physiology, LS4010 - The Science and Practice of Coaching. Year 2: LS5012 - Research Methods in Exercise Science, LS5013 - Sport and Exercise Psychology II, LS5014 - Health & Exercise Physiology, LS5015 - Analysis in Sport and Exercise, LS5016 - Sport Coaching Theory. Year 3 core modules: LS6023 - Sport Science Project or Dissertation, LS6018 - Extreme Environments & Ergogenic Aids, LS6020 - Biomechanics of Sport Performance and Injury, LS6021 - Applied Notational Analysis, LS6022 - Coaching Practice, LS6023 - Project. Year 3 optional modules: LS6017 - Exercise & Health Psychology, LS6019 - Applied Sport Psychology.

Assessment method

The course utilises a wide range of teaching and learning methods that will enable you to be actively engaged throughout the course. Teaching and learning will focus on developing academic skills and utilising research informed teaching strategies. Teaching and learning methods are carefully crafted to suit the content and the learning outcomes of the module - typically using lectures in the early parts of modules to ensure that you have the key knowledge relating to the module. Through a variety of group- and individual-based seminars and practical laboratory sessions, you are then given the opportunity to develop more individual interests to develop personal and key skills. A range of assessment methods will be used to enable you to demonstrate the acquisition of your knowledge and skills. These include (but are not limited to): practical competency, written coursework, oral presentations, in-class tests, MCQs, examinations, laboratory reports and poster presentations. The assessment regime for each module has been designed to provide formative opportunities that allow you to practise and to receive 'feed forward' appraisals of your performance in preparation for the summative assessment.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

T Levels T Levels are an alternative to A levels, apprenticeships and other further education courses. T Level focuses on vocational skills and can help students into skilled employment, higher education and/or apprenticeships. Students who study T Level spend 80% of the course in the classroom, learning the skills that employers need. The other 20% is a meaningful industry placement, where they put these skills into action. T Levels are the equivalent to three A levels and we recognise the UCAS tariff points they attract in line with other qualifications that aid progression to higher education.

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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

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Sport Science (with Foundation) at Kingston University - UCAS