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Year of Entry 2020/21
BSc (Honours)

Sport and Exercise Science

Course in clearing
Full-time Sport and physical activity

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


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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2020. Call us on 0330 024 6390 today.

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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 / 4 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 80 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? C600
When do I start? September 2020
Placement year available? Yes

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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 abroad — with the possibility of Erasmus funding being 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 (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).

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 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

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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

80 UCAS points, including 56 points from two A levels, or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course. Must include a relevant subject such as PE, Sport Studies, Science, Psychology or Mathematics.

General Studies is NOT accepted.

If you don't meet these criteria you may be qualified for our BSc Sport and Exercise Science with Foundation Year.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

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.

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: 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 Physical Activity Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
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

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

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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