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Year of Entry 2020/21
BSc (Honours)

Sport and Exercise Science

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


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,650 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? C600
When do I start? September 2020

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Course summary

  • 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.
  • Have the opportunity to work abroadErasmus funding is available for European placements.

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.

Student View

Watch student Liam Oliver talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch lecturer David Rogerson talk about this course.

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

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

Course leaders and tutors

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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 second and third 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
Student success story

Max Litchfield: Olympic Swimmer and Team Hallam member.

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

Collegiate campus

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 with

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

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

From two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications one of which must be in Physical Education, Sport Studies or a Science subject (such as Applied Science Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Psychology). We do not accept General Studies. For example:

  • BBC at A Level including relevant subject(s).
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject(s).
  • A combination of qualifications including relevant subject(s) which may include AS levels or EPQ.

GCSE

  • English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents*
  • Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalents*

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

• an Access to HE Diploma from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3 of which at least 39 level 3 credits should be graded at merit or above. 15 of the level 3 merit credits must be in science-based subjects.

You also need to demonstrate an ability to
• study academic subjects at degree level
• debate topics and issues
• draw on conclusions from written material
• study independently as well as a member of a group
• use computers and technology associated with contemporary teaching, learning and assessment methods
• successfully complete a range of assignments including researched essays and practical examinations

This is normally achieved by completing academic study at level three or above in the last four years.

* GCSE English and mathematics equivalent

• equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

We strongly recommend that you tell us about any long term health conditions or disabilities you may have. This is so we can assess whether we can deliver the course in such a way that you can meet the course requirements and take part without disadvantage. You can contact our University student support staff on 0114 225 3964 (voice and Minicom) and explore any issues you may have.

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.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Developing Professional Skills In Sport And Exercise Science Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Foundations Of Biomechanics In Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Foundations Of Physiology And Nutrition In Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations Of Psychology In Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations Of Research In Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Physiology And Nutrition In Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Biomechanics Of Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Physiology And Nutrition Of Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Psychology Of Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Work-Based Learning In Sport And Exercise Science Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Enterprise In Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
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

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Issues In Sport And Exercise Science Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research Project In Sport And Exercise 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 Nutrition Of Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Applied Physiology Of Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
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/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £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 students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year.

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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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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