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Year of Entry 2021/22
BSc (Honours)

Sport and Exercise Science with Foundation Year

Gain a degree in Sport and Exercise Science, 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? A105
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.
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of how scientific methods can be used in sport, exercise, and health.
  • Explore a range of sport and exercise science theories and concepts.
  • Develop important laboratory skills in physiology, psychology and biomechanics.

Work with well-known sporting organisations and examine how the disciplines of scientific research can be used to improve the performance of athletes. You explore how important physical activity and exercise are for a healthy lifestyle in different populations. Performance analysis, strength and conditioning are all areas with growing career opportunities.

How you learn

The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science 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.

The course is specifically designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes required for a professional career within sport or the wider employment sector.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • project supervision
  • demonstration
  • practical classes and workshops
  • workshop or studio time
  • field trips
  • external visits

In the foundation year, you build your Sport and Exercise Science 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

Gabriella Penitente
Gabriella Penitente
Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your third and fourth years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Previous students have worked as strength and conditioning coaches, applied sports scientists, cardiac rehabilitation assistants, physical activity referral specialists and as a performance analyst for a professional sports team. Many of our students choose to complete their placement aboard at a range of sporting organisations around the world.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • applied sports science
  • strength and conditioning coaching
  • performance analysis
  • exercise referral

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 Crescent
Sheffield
S10 2BP

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • world-class facilities at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield
  • our £5m Sports Park and City Athletics Stadium

Learn more about your department

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 Applied Physiology And Nutrition For Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations Of Biomechanics In Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations Of Physiology And Nutrition For Physical Activity And Sport Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations Of Psychology In Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations Of Research In Sport And Physical Activity Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Biomechanics Of Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Physiology And Nutrition Of Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Placement In Sport Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Psychology Of Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Enterprise And Innovation Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Physical Activity And Health Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Principles Of Conditioning For Sport Performance Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sport And Exercise Analysis Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical

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: Project In Sport Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Analysis Of Performance In Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Applied Physiology And Nutrition Of Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Applied Psychology Of Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing Sporting Enterprises Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Physical Activity Programming For Special Populations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Strength And Conditioning For Sport Performance 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.

Additional costs for Sport and physical activity courses (PDF)

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