BSc (Hons) Sport Science
Apply now for 2020 entry. If you are not quite ready to apply, come along to one of our open days or send your enquiry to our admissions team on the form below.
Make your mark by maximising sports performance.
Apply contemporary sport science theory and innovative research, whilst following a specific and scientific sport-focused course that covers the disciplines of sport psychology, sport physiology, sport biomechanics, motor learning, and research methods. You will get to grips with critically evaluating and engaging with the latest sports research related to performance and use this knowledge to develop an evidence-based approach to your practice. Use your new skills to actively initiate and conduct scientific projects linked to individuals, teams, and agencies from across the wide spectrum of the sports performance world.
Meet and study with like-minded, enthusiastic people who all share a passion for sport in our perfect coastal location. With access to state-of-the-art facilities, labs and equipment, you will immediately know you’re in the right place to progress your interest in sport performance and elite/professional sports. There is also the opportunity to gain experience in our on-site Sport Performance Centre.
Careers and Opportunities
Once you have graduated from this course you will be well placed to seek employment in sport science avenues such as;
- Sport and exercise science support
- Performance sport support
- Working in high performance environments
- Fitness industry
- Sport and exercise scientist (e.g., physiologist, biomechanist, strength and conditioner, nutritionist.)
- Performance lifestyle adviser
- Course title:
- Sport Science
- UCAS Code:
- BSc (Hons)
- 3 years
- Study mode:
- Typical offer:
- UCAS Tariff points 120
MSc, PGCert, BSc (hons), CSi, FHEA - Lecturer
Phill is currently a lecturer in sport and exercise physiology. He is the coordinator of the University College’s on-site Sport Performance Centre working with UK and overseas coaches, athletes and support staff.
Combine theory and practical from the outset, with integrated teaching and assessments that support your learning outcomes and skill development. All units will develop an independent learning culture and provide you with a learning experience to push you, drive you to your goals, all whilst supported by our fantastic academic team and professional services staff.
You will develop critical thinking and possess the knowledge, understanding and skills to address current issues within the sport science domains, and therefore will be well equipped to consider future matters and problems.
We welcome your application if you are passionate about applied science and making a difference to the health of our population.
How you're assessed
You’ll be assessed through a combination of:
• Group work
• Practical Assessments and Presentation
- Exercise Physiology
- Psychology of Exercise, Health and Sport
- Motor Learning and Biomechanics
- Introduction to Research Methods
- Interdisciplinary Approaches to Sport Science
- Research Methods
- Motor Control and Decline
- Sport and Performance Psychology
- Physiology of Sports Performance
- Sports Biomechanics
- High Performance Sports Environments
- Contemporary Issues in Sport Science
- Applied Industry Skills
- Applied Sport Psychology
- Advanced Physiology
- Advanced Biomechanics
How do I apply for 2020 entry?
If you want to start this course in 2020, you will need to apply via UCAS. Please use institution code A65 and the course code C606.
If you’re applying from the UK or Ireland
Essential for entry
Please note that applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) to be considered for the programme.
BBB or above to include one of; Biology/Human Biology/Physical Education. General Studies will not be considered.
BTEC Extended Diploma
Distinction Merit Merit or above in a relevant Extended Diploma for example; Sports Science, Sports Coaching and Fitness, Applied Science.
Access to HE Diploma
A total of 120 UCAS points in a relevant Access to HE Diploma for example; Sports Science.
Overall grade of 32 points or higher to include either Biology or Physical Education at Higher Level.
Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers
BBBBB or above in 5 Higher/Advanced Higher subjects to include either Biology or Human Biology.
Irish Leaving Certificate
H3,H3,H3,H3,H3 from 5 subjects at Higher Level to include either Biology or Human Biology
If you have undertaken a qualification that’s not listed, it may still be considered. Talk to Admissions by completing the form below or call us on 01202 436200 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.
If you’re applying from outside of the UK
For those of you coming from outside the UK, take a look at our Sport, Exercise and Health International Entry Requirements Page.
If you currently live outside the EEA (European Economic Area) you’ll need a tier-4 student visa to study here in the UK. The UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) provides country specific information on their website - check it out here.
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