Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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    3 (Sports Science)
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Course Summary

**Overview**If you're interested in improving sporting performance or understanding the health benefits associated with physical activity, this endorsed BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree course helps you turn your interest into a fulfilling career.You’ll use a combination of theory, research and practical laboratory techniques to understand and improve human performance, while minimising the risks of sport-related injuries. You'll develop tools to help everyone – from those who play sport for fun to elite athletes – get the most out of their exercise.By the end of the course, you'll have in-depth grounding in the fields of professional sport, health and education, helping you secure your ideal career when you graduate.**Endorsed by:**This course is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES).This course provides entry to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) endorsed by PD:Approval.**What you'll experience**On this course you'll:- Be taught by expert staff with industry-relevant accreditations who are actively engaged in research projects that inform the future of sport and exercise science- Put what you learn into practice using our ties to local sports and healthcare providers- Be able to get specialist qualifications that match your career aspirations in areas such as first aid, coaching and gym instruction- Boost your transferable skills such as teamwork, decision making, communication and time managementSport and Exercise Science facilities you'll be able to use include:- a biomechanics lab- a physiology lab- climatic chambers for manipulating temperature, humidity and altitude (including one at sub-zero temperatures, for polar preparation)- an immersion pool- a swimming flume- a portable EMG system for measuring muscle activity- a motion tracking system with integrated force platforms**Careers and opportunities**When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.**What can you do with a Sport and Exercise Science degree?**Previous BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science graduates have gone on to work in roles in areas such as:- the NHS- health and fitness training- teaching and education- strength and conditioning- sport science support (UK Sport, EIS, professional clubs)**What jobs can you do with a Sport and Exercise Science degree?**Roles our graduates have taken on include:- PE teacher- fitness instructor- NVQ coordinator- sports development officer- sports and exercise scientist- sports therapist and physiotherapist- cardiac rehabilitation technicianAfter you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

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  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
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  • GCSE/National 4/National 5


128 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, with a Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, PE, Physics, Psychology or Sports Science and the Active Leisure Industry or Sports Studies) at grade C.

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£9,250 per year

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The University of Portsmouth gives students the support they need to go beyond what they think is possible – inspired by researchers working on world-changing projects. With work placements, simulation suites, and careers expertise too, it's no surprise that this university is rated Gold in the UK Government's Teaching Excellence Framework.


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