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Coventry University

Sport and Exercise Science

UCAS Code: C600

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

to include Biology or Physical Education. Excludes General Studies.

The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit of which 15 must be in Biology or Sport Science related units. Plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 / C or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English, Mathematics and two Sciences.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

to include 5 points in Biology at Higher level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

in Biology or Sport Science subject.

UCAS Tariff

112

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

82%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

Preparing you for a variety of graduate level careers in industry, professional sport, health and education, this degree aims to provide you with a strong scientific understanding of human physiology, psychology, anatomy, biomechanics and biochemistry.

Based in the state-of-the-art Alison Gingell Building, you can take full advantage of our cutting-edge facilities, including indoor running track and extensive exercise science laboratories.

You’ll be taught by staff with a broad range of academic and professional experience, many of whom have worked with a range of health initiatives, professional athletes and clubs. We also work closely with a range of National Health Service (NHS) clinical services, such as cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation and local authority healthy living initiatives.

Our?strong employer links include local professional sports teams and National Health Service (NHS) clinical services, such as cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation and local authority healthy living initiatives, which increases your employment opportunities.

We recognise that to be an effective sport and exercise scientist, you first need to be an effective communicator. Alongside an appreciation of the physiological, psychological and biomechanical factors influencing human performance, our course will help you develop effective listening, verbal and non-verbal communications skills through first-hand experience of situations directly related to applied sport and exercise science.

This is a hands-on course with a range of approaches to teaching including problem-based learning, case studies and laboratory classes, which blend scientific rigour with practical and professional experience and knowledge. We aim to develop your expertise and practical ability to prescribe exercise programmes, then evaluate and monitor their effectiveness on the human body.?

**Key Course Benefits**

*Expert guest lecturers, which in the past included public health, obesity and sport performance.

*Field trips, which in the past have included visits to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwick metabolic lab (additional costs may apply).

*Learn about the latest issues relating to the theory and practice of sport and exercise science through case studies and exposure to the applied environment. We have experts in sport and exercise psychology, physiology, exercise and health, strength and conditioning, biomechanics and nutrition, many conducting ongoing research and consultancy.

*Strong track record for graduate employability - 95% of graduates from this course in work or continuing their studies six months after graduation (DLHE 2016/17).

*Access to industry-standard software, including those for assessing dietary analysis and energy expenditure and specialist equipment, including fat suits, an environmental chamber and a range of ergometers and metabolic carts.

*Endorsed by and meets the level of understanding and competencies required by the British Association for Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), the sector’s leading professional body, enabling you to apply for accreditation following a period of supervised experience as a sport and exercise scientist.

Modules

Your main study themes are:

**Exercise Physiology**: Exploring physiological adaptations and responses (acute and chronic) as a result of strength training, applied sport and exercise science, examining exercise in different populations, together with use of appropriate physiological assessment techniques.

**Biomechanics**: The biomechanical factors influencing sports performance and associated activities, as well as appropriate biomechanical assessment techniques.

**Sport and Exercise Psychology**: Psychological factors influencing sport and exercise performance, the use of psychological strategies to enhance and/or explain sport and exercise performance.

**Nutrition**: The science of nutrition and the use of dietary strategies to enhance sport and exercise performance.

For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

Please be aware that some optional modules may require a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

Tuition fees

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

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:

Coventry University

Department:

School of 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.

79%
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

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

91%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
69%
Male students
31%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

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.

£17,500
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Health associate professionals
12%
Sports and fitness occupations
7%
Public services and other associate professionals
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.

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