Sports Science, BSc Hons

Sports Science, BSc Hons

This programme involves the scientific study of sport. It is comprised of technology-based study, in our well-equipped sports science labs. It covers in-depth scientific topics including the anatomy of the human body, physiological function during sport and exercise, nutrition, principles of biomechanics, psychological approaches to sport, performance analysis, and fitness testing. You will get the opportunity to apply these topics to the study of a sport or health-related exercise form, according to your choice, using some of the most sophisticated equipment, including 3D cinematography and respiratory gas analysis. We have a team of expert tutors and are one of the few sports science programmes in the UK, where you will have the opportunity to gain work experience from between 4 to 6 weeks, in the sport and exercise science industry, including Charlton Athletic Football Club and Medway Hospital.

The aims of the programme are to:

  • Give you the chance to develop, to a high level, your knowledge of the science of sport, including physiology, biomechanics, nutrition and psychology, as well as sports performance analysis.
  • Provide you with a comprehensive practical experience within well-equipped labs, in relation to the study of sports science.
  • Give you an opportunity to develop your own research skills, using the most technologically-advanced and sophisticated sports science equipment to make measurements in sport.
  • Offer you an opportunity to get work experience in sport science, applying your knowledge to support the sports performer, thus giving you a head start in the world of work.

UCAS code

C600 M BSc/SS

Department

Life & Sports Sciences

Location

Medway Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

260 UCAS points

FROM two science A-levels, for example from biology, sports science, physical education, human biology, mathematics, physics (or similar)

OR BTEC National, DVCE or Advanced GNVQ grades, or equivalent qualifications will be considered

PLUS at least five GCSEs at grade C or above including English and science (or equivalent). Mathematics GSCE must be at Grade B or equivalent.

* We welcome applications from mature students.

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations, coursework, presentations and project reports.

Career options

Career opportunities exist in sports-related environments such as sports science support, sports development, health education and promotion, self-employed opportunities, personal trainers and advisors. Graduates can also continue on to postgraduate programmes such as teaching, physiotherapy, research and specialist courses.

Course content

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 75 credits from this list of options.

Sandwich

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Work Placement Course - MS

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 75 credits from this list of options.

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