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BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences (including Foundation Entry Route)

Degree • Level 6

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences (including Foundation Entry Route)

Degree • Level 6

Type of LearningUniversity Study

Course CodeA5410

UCAS CodeSP06

Study ModeFull-time.

DurationVarious

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Awarded ByBuckinghamshire New University

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About the course

Whether your goals are to increase the performance of professional sports people, aid talented young players or fight societal issues such as obesity, a sport and exercise science degree from Burnley College University Courses will help you gain the skills and experience you need to stand out in today’s workplace.With this British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences (BASES) endorsed degree, you can gain valuable experience using our state-of-the-art, 6.5m Sport Science and Elite Performance facility, working alongside industry leading tutors to learn about biomechanics, physiology and psychology, graduating with an in-depth knowledge of sport and exercise science.

After studying your core Sport & Exercise Science Modules in Year 1 of the programme you then have the option of continuing onto year 2 and year 3 or moving onto our UKSCA accredited Strength & Conditioning pathway to specialise in conditioning athletes for athletic performance in your final 2 years on the degree. 

Pathways our Sport and Exercise Science graduates have moved onto after their studies are Sport & Exercise Science professionals at elite sports clubs, Performance Analysts, Sport Therapists in the community, Occupational Health specialists, Sports Rehabilitation and Massage professionals, Strength & Conditioning coaches or Masters applicants to be Sport Psychologists and Sport & Exercise Nutritionists. 

 

What will I study on this pathway? Endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists (BASES) our BSc (Hons) Sport and  Exercise Science degree combines underlying scientific principles from the sport science disciplines of exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports psychology with the highly practical skills from the more contemporary sports science disciplines of strength and conditioning, nutrition and performance analysis, to help prepare you for a career within the field of sport and exercise science.

These pathways are also offered as four-year programmes, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate programme.The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2023/24 for Home and EU students is £9000 per year. The standard full time tuition fee for the Foundation Year for this course in 2023/24 is £6000.

 

 

Type of LearningUniversity Study

Course CodeA5410

UCAS CodeSP06

Study ModeFull-time.

DurationVarious

CostQuestion tooltip icon

Awarded ByBuckinghamshire New University

Start Date/s

16/09/2024

Entry Requirements

For this course, a typical offer will be a UCAS Tariff score of 80. A minimum of two full A Levels (or equivalent) is required, however every application is considered on an individual basis.

Modules

Year 0 (Foundation Entry) Preparing for Success: Knowledge and Creativity Preparing for Success: Self-development and Responsibility Inquiry Based Learning Introduction to Sport Development and Performance

Year 1 (Level 4) - 120 credits Fundamentals of Strength & Conditioning (20 credits) Health & Human Physiology (20 credits) Introduction to Sport & Exercise Psychology (20 credits) Human Anatomy & Movement Analysis (20 Credits) Introduction to Research in Sport (20 credits) 2 x 10 credit Level 4 Opportunity modules from the Opportunity module catalogue www.bnu.ac.uk/oppmodules.

Year 2 (Level 5) - 120 credits Applied Exercise Physiology (20 credits) Approaches to Applied Sport & Performance Psychology (20 credits) Exercise Instruction & Special Populations (20 credits) Principles and Applications of Biomechanics in Sport (20 credits) Research Methods (20 credits) Optional Modules: Performance Analysis or Sports Nutrition (20 credits each)

Year 3 (Level 6) - 120 credits Extended Independent Work (40 credits) Sports Science in Practice (20 credits) Optional Modules: Skills in Leadership, Enterprise & Small Business (20 credits), Psychology of Physical Education and Youth Sport (20 credits), Clinical Biomechanics (20 credits), Training, Recovery & Nutrition in Sports Performance (20 credits), Skills Acquisition (20 credits) and Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation (20 credits)

Assessment

The balance of assessment will vary depending on the modules undertaken but will include mostly coursework, with some practical and written exams.

Careers & Progression

When you finish this course you will have acquired the skills necessary to work in the Sport & Exercise Science industry, health and wellbeing industry and exercise and fitness industry. Graduates will also be well suited to careers in sports development and personal training. You may choose to go into sports science support for individual athletes or teams delivering fitness testing, strength and conditioning programmes. Additionally, you will be able to take on a range of professional and postgraduate qualifications such as Masters level programmes or a PGCE. Throughout your time with us, we will support you on the route to your chosen career. We will help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and a good leader.


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