Throughout this course, your practical skills will be developed by working in both laboratory and field settings, and by using our first-class facilities to plan, design and carry out analysis and interpretation of human performance.
There will also be the opportunity to work in our student-led clinic, under the supervision of BASES-accredited staff. You will develop your interpersonal skills through working with real athletes and with individuals in a health care context or community setting – all so that you can communicate eloquently, both verbally and in writing.
Year 1 will begin by developing your research skills in sport and exercise. We’ll introduce physiology biomechanics and nutrition, the psychology of sport and exercise, and look at coaching and teaching in sport.
Year 2 topics include research and graduate employability in sport and exercise, advanced sport and exercise psychology, physiological assessment and intervention, as well as biomechanics and kinesiology.
In addition to focusing on personal and professional development in sport and exercise (which allows you to do an independent project), Year 3 provides a choice of core and sports option modules to help tailor your expertise, such as nutrition, personal training, stress, emotion and sports performance, business and enterprise, sports coaching, drugs in sport, as well as sport and exercise physiology for health & fitness, the psychology of competitive performance and applied biomechanics and kinesiology.
The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The full-time course has one start point in September.