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BSc (Honours) Physical Activity, Sport and Health

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Year of Entry 2022/23
BSc (Honours)

Physical Activity, Sport and Health

Course in clearing
Full-time Sport and physical activity

Develop the skills you'll need to lead individuals and communities towards healthier lifestyles through physical activity and sport.


Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2022. Call us now on 0330 024 6390 or apply online.

Clearing is not open to international students this year.

 

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: See fees section below
International/EU: £14,415 per year
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? 6T77
When do I start? September 2022
Placement year available? Yes

Course summary

  • Explore the scientific, sociological, managerial and political concepts that underpin physical activity, sport and health.
  • Undertake and participate in innovative research and engage with critical evaluation.
  • Apply knowledge, skills and understanding of physical activity, sport and health to real-world settings.
  • Reflect on your personal development of professional practice.
  • The opportunity to work abroad – with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.

 

You’ll enhance your understanding of the physical activity landscape, physiology, psychology, different diseases and research methods through theoretical study and practical experiences. Using the Hallam Model framework, you’ll learn to communicate information and ideas in different formats, preparing you for a successful career in the field.

The foundation year is suitable for applicants who do not meet the entry requirements for an honours degree or who wish to have further preparation before starting a degree course. You will undertake study in relevant areas of science or social science to provide you with a grounding knowledge and prepare you for progression onto your chosen degree pathway.

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Student View

Watch student Sofie Power talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

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

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

In your foundation year, you will study 4 modules that have been specially designed to prepare you for the degree pathway in your chosen area. The assessments for the course have also been designed with flexibility in mind and allow you to complete assessments on topics that you are interested in and relate closely to your chosen degree pathway.

You're taught by a team of skilled lecturers who offer industry and academic experience. Staff have published work and have experience on the psychology of motivation in exercise and health, physical activity participation in older adults, the effects of exercise and physical activity on multiple disease, as well as perceptions and participation in physical activity for people with long term conditions. You’ll have 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

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

Work placements

There’s a mandatory six-week (minimum) placement in an appropriate setting, which is a significant component of the course. Here you’ll have the opportunity to apply theory to real-world practice, further enhancing your employability and professional skills. You'll also have chances to undertake additional placements, internships and volunteer roles. 

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities – with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.  

Previous students have worked as 

  • physical activity referral specialists 
  • community health assistants 
  • gym instructors 
  • cardiac rehabilitation assistants 
  • project assistants at the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Future careers

This course prepares you for career opportunities in

  • health promotion 
  • exercise science
  • physical activity development
  • wellbeing consultancy
  • exercise referrals
  • 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
Student success story

Max Litchfield: Olympic Swimmer and Team Hallam member.

Accreditation

The course meets the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity’s professional standards for both Gym Instructor and Working with People with Long Term Conditions. The degree provides the knowledge, application, and skill development to allow students to gain these fitness industry qualifications. The awards are optional, with additional assessments needed to prove that the standards have been met. These fitness qualifications provide many employment options and are also the pre-requisite to Exercise Specialist courses such as Cardiac or Cancer rehabilitation.  

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as 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
Sheffield
S10 2BP

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Equipment and facilities

  • Physiology laboratories
  • Biomedical laboratories
  • Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC)
  • Exercise Fitness Suite
  • Experience “Life in a Different Body” using bariatric suits and simulated aging equipment.

 


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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

112 UCAS points at least two A levels or equivalent from a relevant subject such as PE, Sport Studies, Science, Psychology or Maths, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course. We do not accept General Studies.

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

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over 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 will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

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: Foundations Of Research In Sport And Physical Activity 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 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Alternative Physical Activities Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Applied Professional Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
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: Research Methods In Sport Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

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: Prescription Of Physical Activity For Complex Medical Conditions Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Project In Sport Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Working With Aging Populations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Managing Sporting Enterprises Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
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 2022/2023 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 2022/23 is £14,415 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, 255.9KB)

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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

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