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BSc HonsSport and Exercise Science

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Course code C600
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Study and be part of a world-leading research team, focusing on scientific study of sport and exercise performance, in labs offering you research opportunities and skills development rare to the UK.

First gaining a broad knowledge of the core scientific areas of sport and exercise science, you’ll use discipline leading equipment including online gas analysis machines, an environmental chamber, light gates and echocardiography, amongst others, to build your knowledge of scientific theory relating to sport and exercise performance.

The theory and skills learnt culminate in the completion of your own research project in your final year.

Programme structure

Year 1

Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
Exercise Physiology
Foundations For Degree Studies
Principles of Sport and Exercise Nutrition
Anatomy and Biomechanics
Biomechanics for Sport and Exercise Science

Year 2

Physiology, Nutrition And Metabolism In Sport And Exercise Science
Laboratory Testing In Exercise Physiology
Physical Activity and Health Interventions
Research Skills
Dissertation Preparation
Social Psychology of Sport
Motor Learning and Performance
Nutrient Metabolism

Year 3

Dissertation for Sport and Exercise Science or Extended Work Experience Project for Sport Science Related Courses
Environmental Physiology
Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
Applied Biomechanics
Physical Activity And Health
Psychology of Physical Activity
Cases In Life Span, Motor Development And Impairment
Doping in Sport, and Ergogenic Aids of Sport Performance
Sports Injuries: A Review
Endocrinology of Physical Activity

Career opportunities

The course focuses on the scientific basis of Sport and Exercise Science, developing effective communication skills to work with various populations (teams, patients and individual athletes).

To achieve this you will engage in role-play, undertake case study investigations and reports and attend lectures delivered by experts working in the industry, so you can see how your degree course content can be translated into a real-life working environment.

In your third year you may also complete a placement providing an externally valid employability framework to apply your evolving practice. These experiences can be relied upon within interviews to provide evidence of your varied competencies.

Graduates work in roles such as Sport Scientist within Semi-Professional, Professional and Elite Sport, Strength and Conditioning Professional, Exercise Physiologist, NHS based exercise specialist (cardiac rehabilitation etc), Exercise Practitioner. Students also progress to postgraduate study and teacher training

Apply now!
Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Apply now! Spring semester 2018/19
Application start
Sep 1, 2018
Application deadline
Sep 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries.

Studies commence
Feb 1, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States