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BSc (Hons) SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE WITH FOUNDATION YEAR

This course proposes an interdisciplinary and complex approach to physiology, psychology and biomechanics. It is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists and it recently rose 27 spots in the 2023 Complete University Guide, making it an increasingly popular course among students.

The science of sport and exercise is the application of scientific principles to performance. This application is conducted well as students have access to professional sports clubs. Moreover, for every pound spent on this degree, it is estimated that students get £5.50 back in higher wages, giving them over £667K in earnings across their working life.

Course duration: 3 years

Start dates: January/April/August/September

These are some of the most popular career options among the graduates of this degree:

  • Sports psychologist
  • Sports development officer
  • Lecturing & PE teaching
  • Exercise & health psychologists
  • Personal trainer
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Performance analyst
  • Sports coach

Minimum age: 18 years

Applicants must provide proof of highest qualification obtained (e.g. high school diploma/baccalaureate/level 3 diploma) or relevant work experience

Students from abroad must demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of English

Students must attend an interview with a member of the admissions team

Students must bring original diplomas at the time of registration

YEAR 1

  • Introduction to Research
  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Fundamentals of Sport Psychology and Skill Acquisition
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Fundamentals of Biomechanics
  • Practical Field Tests in Sport

YEAR 2

  • Research Methods
  • Physiology of Training
  • Social Psychology of Sport
  • Neuromechanics of Human Movement
  • Sports Biomechanics
  • Testing & Monitoring in Sport
  • Contemporary Issues in PE and Sport
  • Notational Analysis
  • Experience and Employment in Sport

YEAR 3

  • Research Project
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Environmental Physiology
  • Applied Sport Psychology
  • Experimental & Applied Biomechanics
  • Issues in Sport, Health and Exercise

The modules in the first year are all core modules, but most of the others in years 2 and 3 are optional, allowing students to study what they want. 

This course proposes a wide range of assessment methods and techniques meant to help students develop essential skills that are required for both academic and employment purposes. These methods include essays, presentations, web-based assignments, as well as the traditional practical and written exams that you might expect. Overall, this variety of evaluation methods are what ensure a competent acquisition of the crucial skills needed in order to find employment right after graduation.

Self-Funding

The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK.

The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England

If you are a UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on an Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances.

Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider.

Maintenance loans can be applied for at the same time, lending you money at the start of each term. You won’t have to pay back the loan until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level.

Students can still apply for grants if they’re eligible for certain benefits, disabled, or need help with childcare costs.

If you’re willing to continue your studies, you can considerably enhance your career prospects with a postgraduate degree in the same field. For example, you can choose to specialise in areas such as sports industry management, anatomy, biomechanics in sports or kinesiology. Pursuing a master’s degree can substantially increase your chances of employability and can ensure a higher salary based on your specialisation.

You can use the below calculators to estimate how much Maintenance Loan you’ll get and how much you will pay monthly. Just enter your household income, where is your university and if you live with your parents.

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