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Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)

University of Hertfordshire

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This is a multifaceted degree concerned with the study and application of scientific aspects of sport and exercise. With this degree you gain an in-depth understanding of key aspects such as physiology, anatomy, psychology, biomechanics, sports performance, biochemistry, nutrition, strength and conditioning and biochemistry. You study the theoretical aspects of sport and exercise and apply your knowledge through practical classes and applied research. The emphasis is not only on understanding and improving individuals’ and/or teams’ sporting performance, but also on the role of exercise in health and well-being.You can be actively involved with our staff gaining valuable analytical, practical and personal skills which reinforce learning and significantly add value to employability prospects. Some examples include an ongoing arrangement with sports nutrition manufacturer Hi-5 to test the effectiveness of their products on endurance performance; support work for world-champion tri-athletes, cyclists, polar explorers, golfers, and English National Ballet dancers; and research programmes that relate to the psychological benefits of dog-walking, professional practice in sport psychology. All students on this degree get the chance to complete: A certificated Emergency First Aid at Work course; A Certified Fitness Instructor course; A Personal Training Certificate (a REP's level 3 qualification); and a ACSM Health Fitness Specialist course. Students can also study for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) fitness instructor's course, which can help you gain valuable work experience in a gym while you are studying.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 11,950per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : BCC

Points to include at least one Science A level preferably Biology and/or PE (acceptable A levels: Human Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Sports Science)

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University information

University of Hertfordshire

  • University League Table

    81st

  • Campus address

    University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB, England

Choose from over 300 degrees, all created with a specific industry in mind to help students achieve their career goals.
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Study with over 4,000 International students on an eco-friendly campus at one of the safest university locations in the east of England.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    41st out of 84

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    117 59%

    58th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    27th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    18th

    54

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