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Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)

Newman University, Birmingham

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UCAS CODE: C601

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Newman University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

On this course you will be given the opportunity to explore theoretical and practical factors that influence sports performance, health and wellbeing. You will learn about how scientific principles can help improve the performance of athletes or assist individuals in improving their health. You will explore and experience how the latest technological innovations are influencing the pursuit of sporting performance and how they inform interventions for those suffering from widespread disease and illness. This course will give you the opportunity to become a well-equipped professional and will help develop the knowledge and skills for work or further study. The course provides an excellent basis to explore employment opportunities in numerous areas such as sports & exercise science support, education and further research.The course is taught in dedicated facilities on one campus. The Human performance lab, indoor sports hall, strength & conditioning suite, aerobic conditioning suite, group exercise studio, full size outdoor 3G pitch, dedicated seminar rooms and staff offices can be found within a 100 yard radius of each other.The Human Performance Lab where you will spend most of your time on this course is fully equipped with the latest equipment for use inside the laboratory and in the field. We have 3D analysis system, integrated force plates, gas & bloods analysis, Heart Rate and GPS monitoring systems as used by elite clubs. The HPL is a room which allows integrated analysis of sports performance from both a physiological and biomechanical perspective and specifically design to help interdisciplinary learning.Why study this course?• Small class sizes create a vibrant learning environment• Integrated human performance laboratory allows interdisciplinary learning• All facilities (laboratory, sports hall, 3G pitch) on one campus in close proximity• Experienced staff who support elite athletes and conduct research• Field trips and opportunities for international tripsThe BSc Sports & Exercise Science degree programme has a large amount of practical and laboratory based work. You are encouraged to develop your own areas of academic research and relate your studies to practical sports situations.The Work Placement double-module provides a ‘real’ opportunity to experience a work placement within the sector of your choice.A double-module project in the final year provides you with the opportunity to gain greater specialist knowledge by carrying out a significant piece of research in an area of personal academic interest, practical significance and/or vocational relevance.The teaching methods and course content are informed by relevant professional bodies including the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES), the Association of Physical Education (AfPE), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the European College of Sports Science (ECSS).Modules are academically challenging and vocationally relevant, ensuring that our graduates are in the best position to pursue careers in their chosen profession.At Newman you are taught by active researchers who apply their expertise in the world of sport. The lecturers on this course regularly present at conferences and provide sports science support to elite level athletes.Students receive a broad foundation of modules in their first year. This structure is unique in that it allows students the flexibility to change course and progress straight into the second year of another sports programme if they wish to.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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UCAS Points : 112 - 144

You must achieve at least 112 UCAS points including a minimum of CC at A Level or equivalent (e.g. MM at BTEC Diploma or MPP at BTEC Extended Diploma) towards the total tariff.

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University information

Newman University, Birmingham

  • University League Table

    120th

  • Campus address

    Newman University, Genners Lane, Bartley Green, Birmingham, Birmingham, B32 3NT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 84 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    113 57%

    65th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    70th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    62nd

    45

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