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No major athlete or team is complete without a sports scientist on their staff. Our course trains you to work in this fast-moving field – and there’s financial support for promising athletes. You’ll work with professional athletes to understand and apply the four key disciplines of sports science: physiology, psychology, biomechanics and nutrition.
Sports science uses scientific principles and techniques to help improve the performance of athletes. It’s applied at all levels, from grassroots to elite level performance.
Professional sports scientists make a significant contribution to the success of athletes and teams across an array of sports at national and international level. They also provide education on the benefits of exercise to people’s general health and wellbeing. Our course gives you the skills you need to work at the top level. You’ll explore the nature of human performance from health through to athletic excellence; how the human machine operates when engaged in sport and exercise, and how to interpret and evaluate its responses. You’ll learn to work safely and ethically as a sports scientist.
Our sport and exercise science laboratories will help you put what you’ve learnt to the test. They contain cutting-edge, industry-standard equipment – including 3D motion capture suite, high speed treadmills, metabolic carts for the assessment of cardiorespiratory responses, force plates, hydrostatic weighing tank for assessing body composition, full haematology suite, an array of cycle and rowing ergometers, GPS systems for field work and eye-tracking glasses. You’ll also have access at any time to a wide range of sports science software packages.
Year one, core modules
Exercise Physiology and Nutrition
Anatomy and Physiology
Applied Sport Pedagogy
Pedagogical Principles in Sport
Research Methods for Sport and Exercise
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Organisation and Structure of Sport
Introduction to Human Movement
Year two, core modules
Applied Research Skills
Psychological Profiling for Sport
Practical Competencies in Biomechanics
Physiological Profiling for Endurance
Applied Research and Employability
Year two, optional modules
Nutrition for Health and Exercise
Perceptual Motor Skills
Strength and Conditioning
Biomechanics: Analysis of Motion
Physiological Profiling for Strength and Power
Year three, core modules
Physiological Basis of Training
Physiological Responses to Training
Research Project (Dissertation) or Advanced Work Placement
Year three, optional modules
Applied Sports Psychology
Strength and Conditioning
Performance and Exercise Nutrition
Theoretical Aspects of Biomechanics
Contemporary Issues in Sport, Exercise and Performance Physiology
Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to help you measure your progress. These include presentations, practical skills tests, scientific reports, case study critiques, online assessments and a research project.
We’ll also encourage you to reflect on your work, and participate in peer assessment.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Cambridge Campus|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
|UCAS Tariff||104 points||from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including a pass in Psychology, Physical Education, Sports Studies or a Science subject.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English, Science and Maths.|
2020 entry requirements are under review for the next cycle and have been published using the current cycle information. Please check back when Apply opens for the exact requirements.
If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic Level - with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/sports-science
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
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