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Anglia Ruskin University

Sport and Exercise Science with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: C601

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

In sport, everything is driven by results. That’s why sports scientists are seen as essential members of sports teams. This exciting, challenging four-year course will prepare you to transform athletes’ performance. It starts with a foundation year that gives you the science skills you need to succeed.
Our four-year course will prepare you to work as a sports scientist. It’s ideal if you don’t meet the entry requirements for the three-year course, as Year 1 covers essential science subjects.

Sports science uses scientific principles and techniques to help improve the performance of athletes. It’s applied at all levels, from grassroots to elite level performance.

Professional sports scientists make a significant contribution to the success of athletes and teams across an array of sports at national and international level. They also provide education on the benefits of exercise to people’s general health and wellbeing.

While you’re with us, you’ll explore the four key disciplines of sport science: physiology, psychology, biomechanics and nutrition. You’ll learn to work safely and ethically as a sports scientist, developing experimental and analytical skills, as well as transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, problem solving, creative thinking and independent working.

Our sport and exercise science laboratories will help you put what you’ve learnt to the test. They contain cutting-edge, industry-standard equipment – including 3D motion capture suite, high speed treadmills, metabolic carts for the assessment of cardiorespiratory responses, force plates, hydrostatic weighing tank for assessing body composition, full haematology suite, an array of cycle and rowing ergometers, GPS systems for field work and eye-tracking glasses. You’ll also have access at any time to a wide range of sports science software packages.

Modules

Year one, core modules

Biology of Cells
Chemical Principles
Mathematics for Science
Physical Principles
Biomolecules
Physiology
Introduction to Sport Coaching & Psychology
Introduction to Exercise Science

Year two, core modules

Anatomy and Physiology
Exercise Physiology and Nutrition
Applied Sport Pedagogy
Organisation and Structure of Sport
Introduction to Human Movement
Research Methods for Sport and Exercise
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Pedagogical Principles in Sport

Year three, core modules

Applied Research Skills
Practical Competencies in Biomechanics
Physiological Profiling for Endurance
Applied Research and Employability
Psychological Profiling for Sport

Year three, optional modules

Strength and Conditioning
Biomechanics: Analysis of Motion
Physiological Profiling for Strength and Power
Perceptual Motor Skills
Nutrition for Health and Exercise

Year four, core modules

Physiological Basis of Training
Physiological Responses to Training
Research Project (Dissertation) or Advanced Work Placement

Year four, optional modules

Applied Biomechanics
Strength and Conditioning
Performance and Exercise Nutrition
Theoretical Aspects of Biomechanics
Applied Sports Psychology
Exercise Medicine
Contemporary Issues in Sport, Exercise and Performance Physiology

Assessment methods

Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to help you measure your progress. These include presentations, practical skills tests, scientific reports, case study critiques, online assessments and a research project.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cambridge Campus

Department:

Life Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
med
Sport and exercise sciences

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
77%
Male students
23%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Sports and fitness occupations
15%
Teaching and educational professionals
8%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sport and exercise sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£15k

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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