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Sport and Exercise Science
Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons)
Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons)

Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons)

  • ID:UH440260
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirement  

  •  IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable

Course Information

Why Sport and Exercise Science

  • This course will develop your scientific and critical understanding of issues relevant to sport and exercise to improve both performance and health. The course brings together a diverse and fascinating range of subjects including anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, psychology, and nutrition.
  • This course could prepare you for a highly rewarding career including sports science support, physical activity coordinator, health advisor, sports development officer, personal trainer, exercise referral specialist; or after further training, a teacher in educational settings or a researcher.

How will you learn

  • You’ll learn how the body responds and adapts to exercise, how to optimise sport performance, and how to promote positive behaviour change to improve health.
  • You’ll be able to use the fantastic range of facilities and specialist equipment in our biomechanics and physiology laboratories: from measuring fitness through gas analysis, to measuring reaction forces on the Kistler Force Plate, and capturing high-speed movements on our 3D motion analysis system.
  • In your second year, you’ll go on a work placement, which will provide you with the opportunity to apply your skills in a real-world context.
  • In your final year you’ll select a discipline specialisation and you will complete a student led research project.
  • Our courses are endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) ensuring that you are exposed to the interdisciplinary nature of sport and exercise Science, in addition to a focus on research.
  • The course is also endorsed by PD:Approval* to offer REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals) recognised industry awards, so you could gain extra industry-recognised qualifications within your degree. You could become a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).

*PD:Approval is the new name for SkillsActive (the Sector Skills Council for fitness qualifications). This enables us to award students with level 2 gym, level 3 personal trainer, and level 3 exercise referral qualifications.

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Year 1
Core modules:

  •  Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport and Exercise
  •  Foundations of Biomechanics for Sport and Exercise
  •  Foundations of Psychology for Sport and Exercise
  •  Research Methods 1
  •  Foundations of Bioenergetics Metabolism and Nutrition
  •  Foundations of Coaching and Instructing

Year 2
Core modules:

  •  Physiology for Sport and Exercise Science
  •  Biomechanics and Performance Analysis for Sport and Exercise Sciences
  •  Psychology for Sport and Exercise Science
  •  Research Methods 2
  •  Nutrition for Exercise and Health
  •  Work Placement

Year 3
Core modules:

  •  Applied Sport and Exercise Science
  •  Applied Research

Biomechanics Specialism:

  •  Applied Biomechanics for Sport and Exercise
  •  Strength and Conditioning

Option modules:

  •  Exercise Medicine
  •  Sport Nutrition: Research and Practice
  •  Sports Rehabilitation

Physiology Specialism:

  •  Applied Physiology for Sport & Exercise
  •  Sports Rehabilitation

Option modules:

  •  Exercise Medicine
  •  Sport Nutrition: Research and Practice
  •  Strength and Conditioning

Psychology Specialism:

  •  Applied Sport Psychology
  •  Sports Rehabilitation

Option modules:

  •  Exercise Medicine
  •  Sport Nutrition: Research and Practice
  •  Strength and Conditioning
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Previous Huddersfield Sport and Exercise graduates have gone on to work in education, research, teaching, community and social services in organisations including the NHS (Dietetic Assistant), Huddersfield Giants RLFC (Community Development Officer), Halifax RLFC (Performance Analyst), Barnsley Council (Senior Public Health Officer), Kirklees Active Leisure (Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor), Huddersfield Town FC (First Team Performance Analyst), Liverpool FC (Academy Fitness Coach), Everton FC (Lecturer and Coach), Manchester United (Sports Performance Analyst), Leicester City FC (Women’s First Team Performance Analyst), Project Sport (Sports Coach) and Nuffield Health (Performance Lead).**

*Percentage of graduates from this subject area who were in work and/or further study fifteen months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 18/19, UK Domiciled).


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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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