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Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)

Solent University (Southampton)

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UCAS CODE: SES1

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), this degree is founded upon the underlying principles of physiology, psychology and biomechanics. The course combines these scientific principles with highly practical skills, helping to prepare you for a career in the sport and exercise science industry.Modules and assessments have been created to develop key employability skills such as communicating scientific results; teaching and developing specific skills with athletes; and planning, organising and conducting research projects. To complement your degree studies, you will be encouraged to prepare for BASES and UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) professional accreditation.To help prepare you for a career in the sports industry, an applied and hands-on approach is encouraged. Through professional placements and applied practice you will gain first-hand experience of working with teams and athletes in a high-performance environment. With support and mentoring from the course team, past students have provided sport science support to Premiership rugby and football players, Olympic athletes, and national teams. Throughout your degree you’ll have access to a range of professional facilities such as our specialist BASES-accredited laboratories (physiology, biomechanics and psychology), a £28m sports complex, the award-winning ‘Spark’ teaching block and a 24-hour library service.Our academic team are all highly experienced within the industry and have extensive teaching, research and professional backgrounds. This ensures your learning experience will be informed by the latest evidence-based research and industry developments. You’ll learn from a teaching team with a broad range of academic and industry experience.**What does this course lead to?**The skills you’ll develop on this course open up a wide range of career opportunities in sport and exercise science, across every sport imaginable. You could work with professional, elite or Olympic athletes, ensuring they maintain peak fitness in world-class competitions, or with hospitals and health organisations to develop training and recovery programmes for patients suffering injury or disability. You could also work with schools or even teach, developing fitness programmes and encouraging the next generation of athletes to excel.Sport scientistSport and exercise physiologistStrength and conditioning coachBiomechanistMental skills coachExercise coachPerformance analystSport and exercise technicianTeaching (primary, secondary and tertiary)**Who is this course for?**This course is ideal for anyone with a passion for sport and exercise, in particular the science behind athletic performance. Applications from mature students looking for a change of career are particularly welcomed.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,800per year

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A minimum two completed A-levels with science A-Levels preferred, a BTEC Extended Diploma at DMM or BTEC Diploma at D*D or equivalent, which comply with the minimum entry requirement of 104 UCAS points.

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University information

Solent University (Southampton)

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, Southampton, SO14 0YN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    63rd out of 84 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    133 66%

    32nd

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    44th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    54th

    6

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