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Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)

University of South Wales

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Pontypridd

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This respected Sport and Exercise Science degree has a high employability rate and offers many varied career options for graduates, from teaching and coaching to strength and conditioning and research.You will learn which physiological, biomechanical and psychological factors govern elite performance. You will also consider the effect of exercise on human health, physical activity and disease. These key scientific skills are a vital part of sport and exercise science, so you can expect to spend much of your study time in the physiology, nutrition and biomechanics laboratories.A unique element of this sport and exercise science course is the chance to work in our environmental chamber, where you can assess effects of extreme conditions on human athletic performance.There will also be an opportunity for you to work towards REPs qualifications in personal fitness and gym instruction, which also means practical experience to enhance your employability. These qualifications, which are offered free to our students, meet the health and fitness industry’s standards and are highly valued by employers. Our sport and exercise science degree provides an opportunity to study a wide range of modules, including human anatomy, exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology, biomechanics, environmental physiology, strength and conditioning, physical activity and health, fitness assessment, and sports nutrition. Students can also gain Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) qualifications within their first year of study, at no additional charge.The sport and exercise science degree is based at Glyntaff. USW Glyntaff is surrounded by green open spaces. Our students say they love the relaxed atmosphere and beautiful views. Glyntaff has state-of-the-art facilities including the latest science laboratories. You will also find a library, two cafes and a free regular shuttle bus to USW Treforest and the Sport Park.Please note that whilst applicants are not required to obtain a satisfactory DBS Check for entry to year one, there are optional work placement modules in year two and year three that will require a DBS Check.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,600per year

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A level : CCC - BBC

To include one A Level in Science, Mathematics, Physical Education or Psychology but to exclude General Studies

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University information

University of South Wales

  • University League Table

    91st

  • Campus address

    University of South Wales, Llantwit Road, Treforest, Pontypridd, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff, CF37 1DL, Wales

USW has campuses in and around Cardiff, a multicultural student city. Expect competitive tuition fees, generous scholarships and affordable living costs.
USW’s focus is on employability – choose from 500+ courses, some with guaranteed work placements and many leading to professional certification.
Students from more than 120 countries study at USW. Enjoy a warm welcome as well as help and guidance from a dedicated International Student Support team.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    47th out of 86 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    126 60%

    40th

    29
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54.0 54%

    68th

    37
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    21st

    4

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