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Sport And Exercise Science Bsc Hons

University Of Portsmouth

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Program Overview

Pushing boundaries. Breaking records. Competing in extreme environments. 

 

On this BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree, you’ll learn to apply scientific principles that help athletes perform at their best.

 

But it's not just elite sportspeople who will benefit from your knowledge and skills. Become a passionate advocate for the essential role sports science plays in society as you uncover ways everyone can use physical activity to boost their health and wellbeing.

 

Course highlights

  • Put your learning into practice in our advanced sports science facilities including three climatic chambers, a swimming flume and motion capture systems
  • Be taught by expert staff who are actively engaged in research projects that inform the future of sport and exercise science
  • Enhance your CV as you gain valuable experience through our ties with local sports and healthcare providers
  • Gain first aid, national coaching and specialised gym instructor qualifications
  • Set yourself up for a career in professional sport, healthcare or education
     
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  Location

PortsmouthUnited Kingdom

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  Course Duration

36 Months

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  Tuition Fee

£ 15,500

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IELTS: 6

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Year 1

 

Core modules


Introduction to Sport and Exercise Biomechanics – 40 credits
An introduction to the fundamental principles of biomechanics (the science of technique).

 

Introduction to Sport and Exercise Physiology – 40 credits
An introduction to the fundamental principles of sport and exercise physiology.

 

Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology ­­– 40 credits
An introduction to the fundamental principles of sport and exercise psychology.

 

Year 2

 

Core modules

 

Advanced Exercise Physiology – 20 credits
Develop your understanding of the fundamental physiological concepts of exercise performance. 

 

Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise – 20 credits
You'll build upon the fundamental principles of biomechanics covered in your first year.

 

Preparing Research, Innovation or Enterprise Projects – 20 credits
An introduction to a range of qualitative and quantitative methods.

 

Psychology of Sport and Exercise  – 20 credits
Explore common psychological issues in sport and exercise. 

 

Optional modules
 

Exercise in Different Environments – 20 credits
Examine the effect that different environments have on various modes of exercise performance. 

 

Nutrition for Sport, Exercise and Health ­– 20 credits
Explore current topics in nutrition related to health-related fitness and sport.

 

Physical Activity and Exercise for Healthy Ageing – 20 credits
An insight into the immediate and possible future benefits of physical activity and exercise training for health early in life.

 

Principles of Performance Analysis – 20 credits


Principles of Skill Acquisition  – 20 credits
An introduction to the fundamental principles of skill acquisition in human performance. 

 

Strength and Conditioning for Sport, Exercise and Health – 20 credits
Examine the principles and application of strength and conditioning programmes.

 

Modern Foreign Language (IWLP) – 20 credits
Study 1 of 8 modern languages on the University's free Institution-Wide Language Programme.

 

Year 3

Core modules


Project – 40 credits
This module provides you with an opportunity to pursue, by independent investigation, the detailed study of a particular topic in the broad subject area of sport and exercise.

 

Optional modules


Advanced Sports Nutrition – 20 credits
You'll be introduced to the nutrient and energy requirements needed for sport.

 

Advanced Strength and Conditioning – 20 credits
You'll focus on the advanced principles of strength and conditioning.

 

Applications of Exercise Physiology – 20 credits
Focus on the application of physiology in exercise and sports performance.

 

Applied Skill Acquisition – 20 credits
You'll be provided with a theoretical framework for understanding the application of skill acquisition in practice.

 

Biomechanics in Practice – 20 credits
You'll apply biomechanical theories and tools to the evaluation of musculoskeletal biomechanics.

 

Biopsychosocial Approaches to Physical Activity and Health Promotion – 20 credits
Examine multiple disciplinary perspectives on physical activity and movement.

 

Environmental Physiology – 20 credits
Develop your understanding of how the environment can influence human physiology. 

 

Introduction to Teaching – 20 credits
An introduction to the role and expectations of a teacher.

 

Professional Development – 20 credits
Consolidate your development and employability skills to progress towards your respective graduate or research career.

 

Professional Practice in Sports Psychology – 20 credits
Develop your understanding of sport psychology application and professional practice.

Typical offers

 

  • A levels – AAB–ABB
  • UCAS points – 128–136 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, with 32 points from a Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, PE, Physics, Psychology or Sports Science and the Active Leisure Industry or Sports Studies) (calculate your UCAS points)
  • BTECs (Extended Diplomas) – DDM–DDD
  • International Baccalaureate – 26–27

 

English language requirements
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
 

Tuition fees (2022 start) 

 

  • UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £9,250 per year (may be subject to annual increase)
  • EU students – £9,250 a year (including Transition Scholarship – may be subject to annual increase)
  • International students – £16,200 per year (subject to annual increase)
     

In today's health-conscious world, the sports and health industries continue to expand. Sport and exercise scientists have a vital role in keeping sportspeople, athletes and the general population in peak physical health.

 

What jobs can you do with a sport and exercise degree?


Roles our graduates have gone onto include:

  • PE teacher
  • personal trainer
  • clinical physiologist
  • NVQ coordinator
  • sports development officer
  • sports and exercise scientist
  • sports therapist and physiotherapist
  • cardiac rehabilitation technician 
     

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