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Year of Entry 2021/22
BSc (Honours)

Physical Activity, Sport and Health with Foundation Year

Gain a degree in Physical Activity, Sport and Health, with an initial foundation year to prepare for the course.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £13,995 per year
How long will I study? 4/5 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 64 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? A104
When do I start? September 2021
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
  • Explore the scientific, sociological, managerial and political theory and concepts that underpin physical activity, sport and health.
  • Engage with critical evaluation and participation in innovative research in physical activity, sport and health contexts.
  • Apply knowledge, skills and understanding of physical activity, sport and health to real-world settings.
  • Reflect on your personal development of professional practice.

Enhance your understanding of exercise physiology, psychology, nutrition and research methods through theoretical study and practical exercise. Learn to communicate information and ideas clearly in different formats appropriate to a variety of audiences.

How you learn

Your lecturer's view
Watch course leader Thomas McBain talk about this course.

The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) Physical Activity, Sport and Health course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other sport foundation students, then move on to the degree.

You're taught by a team of skilled lecturers who offer industry and academic experience. Staff have been published on topics such as the psychology of motivation in exercise and health, physical activity participation in older adults, exercise and appetite, effects of exercise on metabolism in diabetes, perceptions and participation in physical activity during pregnancy. You are given the opportunity to conduct your own enquiries into a range of themes around physical activity.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars and workshops
  • laboratory practical classes
  • sport and fitness practical classes
  • online learning activities
  • off-site visits (physical activity organisations, schools)
  • work placements
  • research projects

In the foundation year, you build your Physical Activity, Sport and Health interest and knowledge alongside developing your academic skills. You receive face-to-face feedback regularly during your modules in order to prepare you for the completion of your assignments. This will be via tasks set for you to undertake in the module seminars or in your independent study time.

Course leaders and tutors

Thomas McBain
Thomas McBain
Lecturer

I completed my undergraduate and postgraduate Sports Science degrees at Teesside University. I was then involved in a Research Councils UK funded project investigati … Read more

Applied learning

You're taught by a team of skilled lecturers who offer industry and academic experience. Staff have been published on topics such as the psychology of motivation in exercise and health, physical activity participation in older adults, exercise and appetite, effects of exercise on metabolism in diabetes, perceptions and participation in physical activity during pregnancy. You are given the opportunity to conduct your own enquiries into a range of themes around physical activity.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars and workshops
  • laboratory practical classes
  • sport and fitness practical classes
  • online learning activities
  • off-site visits (physical activity organisations, schools)
  • work placements
  • research projects
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Future careers

This course prepares you for career opportunities in

  • health promotion specialisms
  • exercise science
  • physical activity development
  • wellbeing consultancy
  • exercise referral specialisms
  • personal training and fitness instruction
  • research in physical activity and health
  • teaching and lecturing
  • health training
  • GP referrals
  • business enterprises in physical activity, sport and health

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Collegiate Crescent
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S10 2BP

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work in specialist facilities including a

  • biomedical lab
  • psychology consultation booth
  • exercise fitness suite

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Find out about the Sports and Physical Activity subject area at Sheffield Hallam University.

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 64

This must include at least 24 (Grade D) from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:

  • DDE at A Level.
  • MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language at grade C or 4 or equivalent
  • Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent
  • Science at grade C or 4 or equivalent

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course in a science based subject. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

If you do not have any of the qualifications above but have relevant experience you are welcome to discuss potential opportunities with the admissions tutor.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Issues In Health, Sport And Social Care Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Foundation Project In Health, Sport And Social Care Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Personal And Professional Skills For Health, Sport And Social Care Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Science For Health, Sport And Social Care Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Introduction To Social Science For Health, Sport And Social Care Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Developing Professional Skills In Sport And Physical Activity Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations Of Physical Activity, Sport And Health Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations Of Physiology And Nutrition For Physical Activity And Sport Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Research In Physical Activity, Sport And Health Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Principles Of Programming In Physical Activity And Sport Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Understanding Sport And Physical Activity Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Alternative Physical Activities Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Enterprise And Innovation Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Physical Activity, Health And Disease Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Physical Activity Programming In The Treatment Of Disease Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Placement In Sport Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research Methods In Sport Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 4

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Issues In Sport And Physical Activity Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing Sporting Enterprises Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Prescription Of Physical Activity For Complex Medical Conditions Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Project In Sport Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Sport, Brands And Culture Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/2022 are £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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