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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Sport, Health and Performance Science (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: 89C2

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

Entry requirements


A level

E,E,E

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

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

MP

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

PPP

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

48

Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed. The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

The aim of the BSc Sport, Health and Performance Science programme is to meet the needs of students wishing to develop a career in the field of sport, physical activity, public health improvement and social prescribing. This programme examines sport and physical activity from both a health improvement and performance perspective. Students are also given the opportunity to develop their interests in nutrition and psychology, thereby widening future job prospects and making this a unique opportunity.

During the degree programme, you will have a range of work-related learning experiences and research opportunities available to you. This helps prepare you for employment in a diverse range of careers across sport, exercise, physical activity and health. In addition, many of our students will go on to complete a PGCE to become a teacher or undertake postgraduate study.
You can also choose to study this course as a three-year degree (without a foundation year) BSc (Hons) Sports, Health & Performance Science UCAS Code: C606

Modules

YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR)

Students will be introduced to theories and approaches commonly used in sports and exercise science, both psychological and physiological. You will examine a range of performance environments, supporting you in the application of knowledge of a range of sports.

MODULES

• Introduction to Sport, Exercise Science and Human Performance
• Introduction to Sports Coaching Concepts
• The Performance Environment
• Negotiated Learning Group Research Project
• The Skills You Need
• Contextual Studies

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)

In your second year, you will focus on developing the fundamental knowledge and skills required to work within a sport, exercise or health environment. You will develop valuable study and research skills. All modules in level 4 are 20 credits, which means you will get 36 hours contact time either as lectures, seminars, practical or workshop sessions.

MODULES

• Developing Personal, Professional and Academic Skills
• Introduction Anatomy and Physiology
• Introduction to Health and Wellbeing
• Introduction to Nutrition
• Psychology: Developing the Individual
• Fundamental Movement Skills

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)

In your third year, you will apply your knowledge to sport and health. You will also have the opportunity to start to specialise in an area by choosing option modules. All modules in level 5 are 20 credits, you have 30 hours contact time per module at this level of study.

MODULES

• Enhancing Personal, Professional and Academic Skills
• Applied Exercise Physiology
• Physical Activity and Health
• Applied Practice: Sport, Nutrition and Health

Plus two optional modules from the following:

• Health Psychology and Behaviour Change
• Training for Sport and Exercise
• Nutrition for Population Groups
• Psychology: Enhancing Performance
• Theoretical and Practical Insights into P.E.

YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)

In your final year, you will undertake an independent research project enabling you to investigate an area of your choice. You will also carry out a work-related learning experience, helping to increase your employability when you graduate. At level 6 you have 24 hours of contact time per module as you learn to become more of an independent learner and work on more specialised projects.


MODULES

• Independent study (40 credits)
• Physical Activity for Specialist Populations (20 credits)
• Work Related Learning (20 credits)

Plus two options from:

• Applied Practice 2: Technology for Health or Performance (20 credits)
• Nutrition for Exercise, Performance and Health (20 credits)
• Planning for Performance (20 credits)

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

There are no formal examinations on this degree. Instead you will be assessed through a range of methods to test your knowledge and understanding, including essays, lab reports, video analysis, practical assessments, presentations, portfolios, case studies and seminar work. In addition you will have the opportunity to work with a range of personnel from athletes to community-based groups.

Wrexham Glynd?r University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

Our degree is designed to be practical, hands-on and applied. During the degree you will have lots of opportunities to get practical experience whilst working with our partners, which will give you the edge in terms of employment. Throughout the degree you will have your own personal tutor, have access to regular tutorial support and will be able to book appointments with the dedicated study skills tutors.

Independent learning is an important aspect of our modules, especially at level 6 as it enables students to develop both their subject specific and key skills. Independent learning is promoted through the feedback given to students, which takes several forms including small group and one-to-one discussions.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of Social and Life Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


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

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
70%
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

85%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
45%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
69%
Male students
31%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
E

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.

£14,976
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
98%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Sports and fitness occupations
14%
Other elementary services occupations
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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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