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Year of Entry 2019/20
BSc (Honours)

Physical Activity, Sport and Health with Foundation Year

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Full-time Sport and physical activity

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


This course is now full for 2019

Sorry, there are no places left on this course starting in 2019.

Please see our other undergraduate courses with places available.

 

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
International: £13,250 per year
How long will I study? 4 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 64 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? A104
When do I start? September 2019

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.

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

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

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

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Location

Collegiate Crescent
Sheffield
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

Entry requirements

All students

GCSE Maths and GCSE English at grade C or 4.

64 UCAS points, including 32 points from one full A level, or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

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

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

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
Exam

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Developing Professional Skills For Physical Activity, Sport And Health Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations Of Physical Activity, Sport And Health Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
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: Scientific Principles In Physical Activity, Sport And Health Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Understanding Physical Activity Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

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

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Issues In Physical Activity And Health 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: Research Project In Physical Activity, Sport And Health Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Sport, Brands And Culture Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Working With Aging Populations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year.

† 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 students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year.

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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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