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Sheffield Hallam University

Physical Activity, Sport and Health

UCAS Code: 6T77

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:39

Access to HE Diploma from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3 of which at least 39 level 3 credits should be graded at merit or above. 15 of the level 3 merit level credits must be in science-based subjects.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents* and Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalents* The only equivalent we can accept in place of GCSE's is: • equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

UCAS Tariff

112

112 UCAS points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications one of which must be in Physical Education, Sport Studies or a Science subject (such as Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Psychology). We do not accept General Studies BBC at A Level including relevant subject(s). DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject(s). A combination of qualifications including relevant subject(s) and may include AS Levels or EPQ.

88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Exercise for health

•Explore the scientific, sociological, managerial and political theory and concepts that underpin physical activity, sport and health.
•Engage with critical evaluation and participation in innovative research in physical activity, sport and health contexts.
•Apply knowledge, skills and understanding of physical activity, sport and health to real-world settings.
•Reflect on your personal development of professional practice.
•Have the opportunity to study abroad — Erasmus funding is available for European placements.

Enhance your understanding of exercise physiology, psychology, nutrition and research methods through theoretical study and practical exercise. Learn to communicate information and ideas clearly in different formats appropriate to a variety of audiences.
You're taught by a team of skilled lecturers who offer industry and academic experience. Staff have been published on topics such as the psychology of motivation in exercise and health, physical activity participation in older adults, exercise and appetite, effects of exercise on metabolism in diabetes, perceptions and participation in physical activity during pregnancy. You are given the opportunity to conduct your own enquiries into a range of themes around physical activity.

You learn through
•lectures
•seminars and workshops
•laboratory practical classes
•sport and fitness practical classes
•online learning activities
•off-site visits (physical activity organisations, schools)
•work placements
•research projects

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

Applied learning

Work placements

A mandatory six-week (minimum) placement in an appropriate setting is a significant component of the course. This provides you with the opportunity to apply theory to real-world practice and further enhance your employability and professional skills. You're also provided with significant opportunities to undertake additional placements, internships and volunteer roles.

Modules

The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.
Year 1
Compulsory modules

Module: Developing Professional Skills For Physical Activity, Sport And Health Credits: 20
Module: Foundations Of Physical Activity, Sport And Health Credits: 20
Module: Introduction To Research In Physical Activity, Sport And Health Credits: 20
Module: Principles Of Programming In Physical Activity And Sport Credits: 20
Module: Scientific Principles In Physical Activity, Sport And Health Credits: 20
Module: Understanding Physical Activity Credits: 20
Year 2
Compulsory modules

Module: Alternative Physical Activities Credits: 20
Module: Enterprise In Physical Activity And Sport Credits: 20
Module: Physical Activity, Health And Disease Credits: 20
Module: Physical Activity Programming In The Treatment Of Disease Credits: 20
Module: Research Methods In Physical Activity, Sport And Health Credits: 20
Module: Work-Based Learning In Physical Activity And Health Credits: 20
Final year
Compulsory modules

Module: Contemporary Issues In Physical Activity And Health Credits: 20
Module: Managing Sporting Enterprises Credits: 20
Module: Prescription Of Physical Activity For Complex Medical Conditions Credits: 20
Module: Research Project In Physical Activity, Sport And Health Credits: 40
Elective modules

Module: Sport, Brands And Culture Credits: 20
Module: Working With Aging Populations Credits: 20

Assessment methods

Coursework
Examinations
Practical

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
International
£13,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

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%
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Exercise for health

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

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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
93%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
71%
Male students
29%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

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
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Average annual salary
98%
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Employed or in further education
91%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sports and fitness occupations
7%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
7%
Teaching and educational 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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