Sport And Exercise Science (Including Foundation Year) – BSc (Hons)

Why study this course?

The Sport and Exercise Science (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) is an alternative route into undergraduate study if you don’t have the necessary qualifications or can’t meet the entry requirements to begin your studies on the standard course. On completion of this four-year degree you’ll graduate with the same title and award as students who study the traditional three-year course.

More about this course

On this four-year course you’ll develop in-depth knowledge in the field of sport and exercise science, including physiology, anatomy, psychology and coaching. You’ll achieve an understanding of the role of therapists and scientists in sport and learn about the ways in which these roles may help to increase performance or prevent injury.

Your foundation year will equip you with vital scientific and study skills, so you’ll be well prepared to undertake more intense study in the subsequent three years of your degree. This year will be shared with students from other subject specialisms, presenting a great opportunity for you to learn about different areas of human sciences and meet students from different subjects.

On completion of the foundation year you’ll study the same content and have the same choice of modules as students on the Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons) degree. If at the end of your foundation year you’d like to change your specialism there will be flexibility to allow you to do this.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 0 modules include:

Biology (core, 30 credits)

Chemistry (core, 30 credits)

Foundation Year Project (Sports) (core, 15 credits)

Foundations of Sports Science (core, 15 credits)

Scientific Studies (core, 30 credits)

Year 1 modules include:

Applied Sports Science (core, 15 credits)

Essential Principles of Effective Coaching and Teaching (core, 15 credits)

Foundations of Sport Psychology (core, 15 credits)

Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Anatomy (core, 15 credits)

Human Physiology (core, 15 credits)

Introduction to Biomechanics (core, 15 credits)

Physiological Principles of Training (core, 15 credits)

Professional and Core Skills (core, 15 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Biomechanical Applications (core, 15 credits)

Biomechanics of Human Movement (core, 15 credits)

Environmental Exercise Physiology (core, 15 credits)

Exercise Physiology (core, 15 credits)

Sport Psychology: Controlling Individual Performance and Exercise (core, 15 credits)

Sport Psychology: Group Dynamics and Human Interaction (core, 15 credits)

Sports Science Research Methods (core, 15 credits)

Empowering London: Working within the Community (option, 15 credits)

Sociology of Effective Coaching and Teaching (option, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Applied Exercise Physiology (core, 15 credits)

Clinical Biomechanics (core, 15 credits)

Clinical Exercise Physiology (core, 15 credits)

Human Movement Analysis (core, 15 credits)

Sport Psychology and the Elite Athlete (core, 15 credits)

Sport Psychology: Practical Application in the Real World (core, 15 credits)

Sports Science and Therapy Dissertation (core, 30 credits)

Where this course can take you

This degree will prepare you for a career in both commercial and scientific settings. You’ll receive general scientific training and gain a range of transferable skills that will enable you to take a wide range of roles.

Graduates have gone into roles in sports therapy at AFC Wimbledon and holistic training at Educogym.

What is a degree with a foundation year?

This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It’s the perfect route into university if you don’t meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You’ll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course

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