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Applied Sport and Exercise Science

Gain the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to be an effective sport and exercise science practitioner.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £7,000 for the course †
International: £13,250 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
When do I start? September

Course summary

  • Acquire an understanding of science and the ability to apply theory to practice in sport and exercise.
  • Work towards British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) accreditation.
  • Conduct independent research and gain experience as a sport or exercise science consultant.

Develop strong technical, analytical, practical and professional skills, alongside specialist skills in biomechanics and performance analysis, physiology and nutrition, strength and conditioning. We offer a first-class suite of research and teaching laboratories alongside excellent facilities offered by our partnership venue at the English Institute of Sport.

Student view

Ellie Simpson is studying Sports Development with Coaching. She has cerebral palsy and competes for England in Race Running - a sport for disabled people with impaired balance.

How you learn

The course is delivered by our expert staff, many of whom support elite athletes and undertake cutting-edge research as part of their day-to-day work. Many of our staff members are accredited by professional bodies such as the British Association for Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), and we work collaboratively work with our research centre, the Centre for Sport and Exercise Science, to consult, research and teach. You benefit from this experience and these activities, as they allow us to keep course content at the cutting edge, based on our knowledge and experience of sport and exercise science research and delivery.

Course leaders and tutors

David Rogerson
David Rogerson
Sport Nutritionist/Strength Conditioning

Applied learning

Live projects

You are provided with a significant number of opportunities to undertake additional placements, internships and volunteer roles across a range of activities as part of your course, and we help to facilitate a wide range of activities through our networks and contacts. You're encouraged to develop your own experiences to enhance your career pathway too, and you will have the opportunity to undertake the University's Leadership Award.

Networking opportunities

You have access to an academy-specific employability adviser, who supports staff formally in lectures and provides 1:1 sessions on application writing, preparation for interview, CV development and individually tailored career guidance to help you progress.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • development of sport equipment
  • sport science
  • advisory roles for national governing bodies and the English Institute of Sport
  • coaching
  • developing corporate wellness programmes in the health and fitness industry
  • advising local authorities and local health trusts
  • strength and conditioning coaching
  • sport and exercise nutrition
  • research
  • academia

Accreditation

This course is designed to meet some of the needs of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES), and the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association accreditation.

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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Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.

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Equipment and facilities

Our modules are delivered in our cutting-edge facilities to provide you with an authentic and innovative learning experience. These include

  • industry-leading sport and exercise physiology and biomechanics laboratories
  • performance analysis suite which houses specialist analytical software
  • an environmental chamber, that allows us to simulate extreme environments
  • strength and conditioning suite, that contains the most up-to-date, specialist strength and conditioning equipment.

Entry requirements

UK students

We designed this course to continue specialist studies at masters level for students who already possess a relevant first degree. You may also have an appropriate combination of other subject specific qualifications and relevant practical experience.

Normally you need one of the following

• a good first or upper second honours degree in sport or exercise science

• a good honours degree in a relevant science discipline with suitable content

• an alternative qualification with a suitable concentration of relevant science (at the discretion of the course leader)

• a qualification in science or sport or exercise science at a level lower than first degree coupled with relevant practical experience

The course leader interviews applicants with non-standard qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

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 a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English.

EU and 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.


Modules

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Analysis And Evaluation Of Performance: Functional And Metabolic Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Analysis And Evaluation Of Performance: Technical And Tactical Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Data Analysis Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 25%
75%
Module: Inter-Professional Practice In Sport And Exercise Science Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Project Credits: 60.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Research Methods Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Work-Based Learning In Sport And Exercise Science Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Movement Analysis Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Applied Performance Analysis Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Practical:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Human Factors In Sports Engineering Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Exam:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Improving Performance: Physiology And Nutrition Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Improving Performance: Strength And Conditioning Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Practical:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £7,000 for the course.

† If your course is studied over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation and/or Government regulations. 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 2018/19 is £13,250 for the course.

We offer a range of scholarships and awards for international students. Find out more.

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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)

Legal information

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

 

How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

Apply for September 2018

If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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