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In today’s society, sport is an increasingly important part of life for more and more people. Those involved in sports are consistently striving to improve their performance, either as professionals, elite amateurs, or purely for recreational and personal reasons. Sport and Exercise Science is a systematic way of studying how performance can be improved and how individuals can achieve their personal potential. It does this by drawing together the study of physiology, psychology and biomechanics in a sport and exercise context. The BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science course will appeal to those with an enthusiasm for sport and physical activity combined with an interest in science from a human perspective. A strong feature of the course is that it provides a particularly solid understanding of the parent disciplines in years one and two. The third year builds upon this foundation with an increased focus on sport specific material and in year four develops students’ particular interests and specialisms.

Throughout the course, students can develop transferable skills in research methods and information technology, communications skills, group-working and presentation skills. In each of the four years of the course students will study compulsory and option modules which will allow them flexibility to follow their own interests as they develop throughout the course. There are also specialised modules which offer students the opportunity to concentrate in the area of Sports Psychological Counselling. Modules are designed to enable graduates to work with professional athletes of any division and/or sport. They may work with a range of clients including children and teens involved in athletics, professional or semi-professional athletes interested in improving their performance as well as injured athletes/players working toward returning to sports participation.

Modules

YEAR 1

CODE MODULE TITLE ECTS MODULE DETAILS
COMPULSORY
XS1202 Introduction to Biology 10   More Details
XS1159 The basis of Human Movement 10   More Details
SD1207 Coaching Process 10   More Details
EF1705 English Language I** 10   More Details
EF1706 English Language II** 10   More Details
OPTIONS
EF1498 Academic Writing** 10   More Details
EF1497 Academic Speaking 10   More Details
MA1601 Introduction to Maths & Statistics 10   More Details

YEAR 2

CODE MODULE TITLE ECTS MODULE DETAILS
COMPULSORY
XS1910 Introduction to Sport & Exercise Psychology 10   More Details
XS1911 Introduction to Sport Biomechanics in Sports 10   More Details
XS1912 Fitness testing & Exercise Prescription 10   More Details
XS1204 Applied Anatomy for Sport & Exercise Science 5   More Details
XS1203 Applied Psysiology for Sport & Exercise Science 5   More Details
XS1700 Introduction to research Methods 10   More Details
OPTIONS
XS1106 Introduction to Gym Instruction 10   More Details
XS1914 Essentials of Training & Conditioning 10   More Details

YEAR 3

CODE MODULE TITLE ECTS MODULE DETAILS
COMPULSORY
XS2910 Research Methods for Sport & Exercise Sciences 10   More Details
XS2911 Measurement Techniques in Sports & Exercise Science 10   More Details
XS2912 Sports Science Support: Issues & Practices 10   More Details
Physiology of Human Performance 10
OPTIONS
XS2913 Sports Nutrition 10   More Details
TL2130 Health & Fitness 10   More Details
TL2110 Work and Learn 10   More Details
SPORTS PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELLING
PS2900 Sport Psychology* 10   More Details

YEAR 4

CODE MODULE TITLE ECTS MODULE DETAILS
COMPULSORY
XS3900 Double Research Project OR 20   More Details
XS3910 Single Research Project WITH 20   More Details
TL3104 Consultancy Project 10   More Details
XS3203 Current topics in Population, Health & Exercise 10   More Details
XS3204 Advanced Methods in Performance Assessment & Conditioning 10   More Details
TL3150 Careers in Sport 10   More Details
OPTIONS
XS3200 Exercise Referral 10
TL3153 Advances in Fitness Training 10   More Details
SPORTS PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELLING
PS3030 Theory & Practise of Sports Psychology* 10   More Details
PS3035 Psychology of Diet & Exercise* 10   More Details

*Subject to validation

**Compulsory modules for students following advanced entry route

CAREER OPTIONS

Graduates can be employed in a variety of sports related companies and organisations, including health and fitness clubs, outdoor activity centres, retail and commercial sports organisations, local sports authorities, sports governing bodies, sports clubs, hotels and leisure companies.