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Year of Entry 2019/20
BSc (Honours)

Sport and Exercise Technology with Foundation Year

Course full
Full-time Sport and physical activity

Gain a degree in Sport and Exercise Technology, 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? A106
When do I start? September 2019

Course summary

  • Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
  • Explore a range of sport and exercise science theories and concepts.
  • Develop important laboratory skills in physiology, psychology and biomechanics.
  • Cover key areas including performance analysis, business and enterprise and nutrition.

Gain a broad-based knowledge and understanding of how scientific methods can be used to understand sport, exercise, and health. Study performance analysis, strength and conditioning and physical activity alongside traditional sport and exercise science topics to enhance your chances of graduate employment.

How you learn

The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Technology 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 staff accredited by the British Association for Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and other relevant professional bodies. This means you benefit from the most up-to-date knowledge on sport and exercise science, underpinned by the highest standards of applied work, research and teaching practices.

In the foundation year, you build your Sport and Exercise Science 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.

Course leaders and tutors

Dr Sarah Churchill
Dr Sarah Churchill
Senior Lecturer

Sarah is a Fellow of the HEA and Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Technology degree

Applied learning

Work placements

A mandatory six-week (minimum) placement in an appropriate workplace is a significant component of the course, providing you the opportunity to apply theory to professional practice and further enhance your employability and professional skills. Previous students have worked as strength and conditioning coaches, applied sports scientists, cardiac rehabilitation assistants, physical activity referral specialists and performance analysts for a professional sports team.

You'll also be provided with a significant number of opportunities to undertake additional placements, internships and volunteer roles, across a range of activities. We currently have several internship schemes running with professional sports teams including Sheffield Wednesday FC, Sheffield United FC, Rotherham Titans RFC, and Wakefield Trinity Wild Cats.

Live projects

Through our partnerships with major sporting bodies, students have had once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to volunteer at international sporting events, such as the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games, the World Cup and the Tour de France.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in product development technologies for the sports equipment industry, systems analysis for wearable technology industry test and validation technologies for the sports regulation industry, embedded sports technologies for elite sport technology, and data management in health.

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

This is a practical course, meaning you will use our dedicated sports laboratories from the outset. On this course you work with

  • the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre
  • the biomechanics and physiology labs of the Academy of Sport and Physical Activity
  • the professional facilities at the English Institute of Sport, training base for many Team GB athletes

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 Sport And Exercise Technology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations Of Human Factors For Sport And Exercise Technology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations Of Human Sciences For Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations Of Measurement For Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Foundations Of Research In Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sport And Exercise Mechanics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Human Factors For Sport And Exercise Technology Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Applied Human Sciences For Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Applied Measurement Techniques For Sport And Exercise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Design And Prototyping For Sports Equipment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research Design For Sport And Exercise Technology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Work-Based Learning In Sport And Exercise Science Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Advanced And Field-Based Measurement For Sport And Exercise Credits: 20
Module: Advanced Human Sciences For Sport And Exercise Credits: 20
Module: Data Management For Sport And Exercise Credits: 20
Module: Innovation In Sport And Exercise Technology Credits: 20
Module: Research Project In Sport And Exercise Technology Credits: 40

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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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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