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BSc (Honours) Sport and Exercise Science with Foundation Year

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Year of Entry 2022/23
BSc (Honours)

Sport and Exercise Science with Foundation Year

Course in clearing
Full-time Sport and physical activity

Apply the science of sport and exercise to athletes and the public to improve both performance and wellbeing.


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? 4/5 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 64 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? A105
When do I start? September 2022
Placement year available? Yes

Course summary

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of how scientific methods can be used in sport, exercise and health.
  • Explore a range of theories and concepts in sport and exercise science.
  • Develop important laboratory skills in physiology, psychology and biomechanics.
  • Have the opportunity to work abroad – with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.

Work with well-known sporting organisations and examine how the disciplines of scientific research can be used to improve the performance of athletes. You’ll 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.

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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How you learn

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.

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

There are also 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.

You learn through

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

Course leaders and tutors

Gabriella Penitente
Gabriella Penitente
Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

Applied learning

Work placements

You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you 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 abroad, at a range of sporting organisations around the world.


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 lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as 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

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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

64 UCAS points, including 24 points from one full A level, or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

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: 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 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: Applied Professional Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Biomechanics Of Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Physiology And Nutrition Of Sport And Exercise 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 Biomechanics Of 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 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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