Key facts

Location:

Stoke-on-Trent Campus

Mode of attendance: Full-time
Duration: 3 years full-time
UCAS code: C601
Academic year: 17 September 2018 – 7 June 2019

Introduction

From working with world-class athletes to developing young people through sport, the sport and exercise sector provides all kinds of opportunities to impact peoples' lives.

Endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise (BASES), this course will teach you how to get the best out of your client – whether they're an athlete or a less-active individual.

Working in sport, and within a health care context, you'll use our first-class equipment for analysing sporting performance – and you'll develop a critical understanding of key areas in sport and exercise science, such as physiology, psychology,and biomechanics.

We’ve invested over half a million pounds on updating and building new sport and exercise laboratories, to provide state-of-the-art facilities for your learning.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences

Course content

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, physiological assessment and intervention, as well as biomechanics and kinesiology.

In addition to focusing on personal and professional development in sport and exercise, Year 3 provides a choice of core and sports option modules to help tailor your expertise.

Modules

This module map provides an indicative list of the modules that make up your course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits: you take a combination of compulsory and optional modules, enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interest. You must take modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course. The number of optional modules you can take depends on the number of compulsory modules at a given level, you may have more choice in later parts of the course. 

Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. You can always find the most up-to-date information about your modules and who is teaching them in our module catalogue. We aim to ensure that all optional modules run as scheduled. If for any reason an optional module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Before you can register on some optional modules, you may be required to have undertaken prerequisite modules. Some module combinations may not be allowed.

Year 1

Semester 1
Module title
Developing Research Skills in Sport and Exercise Compulsory
Academic and Employability Skills in Sport and Exercise Compulsory
Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology & Biomechanics Compulsory
Fundamentals of Nutrition & Metabolism Compulsory
Coaching and Teaching in Sport Compulsory
Semester 2
Module title
Developing Research Skills in Sport and Exercise Compulsory
Academic and Employability Skills in Sport and Exercise Compulsory
Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology & Biomechanics Compulsory
Fundamentals of Psychology of Sport and Exercise Compulsory
Coaching and Teaching (Invasion Games or Individual Sport) Optional

Year 2

Semester 1
Module title
Research & Graduate Employability in Sport & Exercise Compulsory
Physiological and Nutritional Processes and Mechanisms Compulsory
Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology Compulsory
Biomechanics & Kinesiology Compulsory
Semester 2
Module title
Research & Graduate Employability in Sport & Exercise Compulsory
Physiological and Nutritional Processes and Mechanisms Compulsory
Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology Compulsory
Biomechanics & Kinesiology Compulsory

Year 3

Semester 1
Module title
Personal & Professional Development in Sport & Exercise Compulsory
Sport & Exercise Physiology for Health & Fitness Optional
The Psychology of Competitive Performance Optional
Applied Biomechanics & Kinesiology Optional
Sport & Exercise Physiology for Health & Fitness Optional
The Psychology of Competitive Performance Optional
Applied Biomechanics & Kinesiology Optional
Sports Nutrition Optional
Fitness Instruction and Personal Training Optional
Children in Sport and PE Optional
Sport and Exercise Placement Optional
Semester 2
Module title
Personal & Professional Development in Sport & Exercise Compulsory
Sport & Exercise Physiology for Health & Fitness Optional
The Psychology of Competitive Performance Optional
Applied Biomechanics & Kinesiology Optional
Sport & Exercise Physiology for Health & Fitness Optional
The Psychology of Competitive Performance Optional
Applied Biomechanics & Kinesiology Optional
Stress, Emotion and Sports Performance Optional
Business Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in Health, Fitness and Sports Optional
Drugs in Sport Optional
Contemporary Issues in Sports Optional

Teaching staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is research-informed and 72% of our full-time staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.