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Manchester Metropolitan University

Sport, Physical Activity and Health

UCAS Code: CX64

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 122 UCAS tariff points.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

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

DDM

UCAS Tariff

120
87%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

An active lifestyle has significant health benefits, with growing recognition of these benefits fuelling an increasing demand for professionals across the sport and health industry. This innovative programme is designed to fulfil that workforce need.

Focusing on promoting active lifestyles from cradle to grave, our Sport, Physical Activity and Health degree offers a multidisciplinary approach by addressing real-world sport, health and activity challenges. You’ll explore the key theories and concepts in sport, physical activity and health, and also develop the practical, transferable skills needed in the workplace through a curriculum that is fully informed by employer needs.

It also offers the chance to spend a year putting your knowledge to the test and gaining vital experience, by going on a placement in the sports/health sector or taking on short-term placements. By the time you graduate, you should have all the skills you’ll need to kick-start your career in the sport and health industry.

**FEATURES AND BENEFITS:**
- This course focuses on vocational study, offering a range of transferrable skills relevant across the disciplines of sports science and healthcare.

- We have a reputation for excellent academic programmes, high student satisfaction and world-class research within Sport Science and Physiology.

- Our Sport Scientists regularly work with Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth athletes, including Dame Sarah Storey DBE and Barney Storey MBE.

- We are investing heavily in sports facilities in Manchester at our John Dalton building, Platt Lane Sports Complex and Sugden Sports Centre.

- We’ve established a strong partnership with Manchester City’s City in the Community Trust, which runs projects for young people around sport, health, skills and enterprise.

- You can opt to spend your third year getting a taste of professional life in a sports or health organisation with the four-year sandwich route.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Department of Sport and Exercise 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.

86%
high
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

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

88%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
72%
Male students
28%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B

After graduation


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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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
85%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sports and fitness occupations
16%
Other elementary services occupations
8%
Sales, marketing and related 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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