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Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Hons)
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Hons)

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Hons)

  • ID:UH440153
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

English requirements

  • GCSE English Language at grade C or above.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band).
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 51 (with no less than 42 in any band).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 72 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

Course Information

This course covers the three main disciplines of sport science: physiology (including nutrition), biomechanics and psychology. You’ll gain a fundamental understanding of physiology, anatomy, psychology, biomechanics, sports performance, biochemistry, nutrition, and strength and conditioning – and then apply your knowledge through practical classes and research. During your studies you’ll have many opportunities to use our state of-the art human performance labs, where you’ll learn to assess and improve sporting performance, as well as gain invaluable knowledge on the role exercise plays in improving health and wellbeing. You’ll also develop the analytical, written and verbal skills expected by employers. The course is also aligned to several vocational qualifications accredited through the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). After year one you will have the option of becoming a qualified fitness instructor and after year two you will have the option of becoming a qualified personal trainer. Furthermore, this course is a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recognised undergraduate programme, allowing students to complete the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist qualification near graduation.

  • Our programme is accredited by BASES, REPs and is part of the NSCA Eductional Recognition Programme
  • We offer strong links to industry with a highly successful sandwich year placement programme, which has led to numerous employment opportunities
  • Enjoy flexibility in learning across the sports science curriculum - choose from multiple optional modules across level 5 and 6

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Degree programmes are structured into levels, 4, 5 and 6. These correspond to your first, second and third/final year of study. Below you can see what modules you’ll be studying in each.  

Level 4

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Developing an Academic Approach, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Human Physiology and Nutrition, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Exercise Prescription and Fitness Testing, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Skill Acquisition and Motor Control, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Introduction to Sport & Exercise Psychology, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Principles of Biomechanics, 15 Credits, Compulsory

Level 5

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Exercise Physiology and Metabolism, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Applied Biomechanics of Performance, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Research Design, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Process and Practice in High Performance Sport, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Exercise for a Healthy Population, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Sports Conditioning and Testing, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Functional Anatomy and Clinical Biomechanics, 15 Credits, Optional

Level 6

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Applied Independent Sports Research Project, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Year Abroad: Sport, 0 Credits, Optional
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in Sports Business Management, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Performance Physiology, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Exercise Referral & Health Promotion, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Work Experience in SES, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Technology in sport, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Contemporary issues in Sport Psychology, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Contemporary Issues in Exercise Psychology, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Advanced Biomechanics, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Sport & Performance Nutrition, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Strength and Conditioning, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Sandwich Placement - Sport, 0 Credits, Optional
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Our graduates progress to a wide range of careers which reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the degree programme.

Our graduates have gained employment with elite athletes, professional sports teams, health clubs and within the National Health Service. Also, in the leisure industry, military, fire service and as coaches. They have progressed to study for a Master’s degree, PhD or teacher training qualification.

  • Job titles of recent graduates include:

Community Rugby Coach, Sports Lecturer, Police Officer, NHS Trainee Cardiac Physiologist, Special Needs Coach, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Fire Brigade Fitness Advisor, Health and Fitness Coach, IT Support Officer, Learning Support Assistant, PE Technician, Personal Trainer/Gym Instructor, Pharmaceutical Production Technician, Sport Science Support Officer, Lecturer in Sport Science in Further Education, Physiotherapy Assistant, Fitness Instructor, Recreation Assistant, Swimming Coach, Lifestyle Consultant, and Mental Health Physical Activity and Nutrition Advisor.

Examples of recent employers are the NHS, the English Institute of Sport, Lucozade Sport, and Mind.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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