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Sheffield Hallam University

Sport and Exercise Science

UCAS Code: C600

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

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

•Gain knowledge and understanding of how scientific methods can be used in sport, exercise, and health.
•Explore a range of sport and exercise science theories and concepts.
•Develop important laboratory skills in physiology, psychology and biomechanics.
•Have the opportunity to study abroad — Erasmus funding is available for European placements.

Work with well-known sporting organisations and examine how the disciplines of scientific research can be used to improve the performance of athletes. You explore how important physical activity and exercise are for a healthy lifestyle in different populations. Performance analysis, strength and conditioning are all areas with growing career opportunities.

The course is specifically designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes required for a professional career within sport or the wider employment sector.

You learn through
•lectures
•seminars
•tutorials
•project supervision
•demonstration
•practical classes and workshops
•workshop or studio time
•field trips
•external visits

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

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Previous students have worked as strength and conditioning coaches, applied sports scientists, cardiac rehabilitation assistants, physical activity referral specialists and as a performance analyst for a professional sports team. Many of our students choose to complete their placement aboard at a range of sporting organisations around the world.

Modules

**Year one modules** • foundations of research in sport and exercise • foundations of biomechanics in sport and exercise • foundations of psychology in sport and exercise • foundations of physiology and nutrition in sport and exercise • physiology and nutrition in practice • developing professional skills in sport and exercise science

**Year two core modules** • work-based learning in sport and exercise science • physiology and nutrition of sport and exercise • psychology of sport and exercise • biomechanics of sport and exercise
**Year two options** choose two from • sport and exercise analysis • physical activity and health • enterprise in sport and exercise • principles of conditioning for sport performance

**Year three core modules** • research design for sport and exercise science • research project in sport and exercise science • issues in sport and exercise science
**Year three options** choose two from • applied biomechanics of sport and exercise • applied psychology of sport and exercise • applied physiology of sport and exercise • applied nutrition of sport and exercise **and**
one from • physical activity programming for special populations • managing sporting enterprises • strength and conditioning for sport performance • applied analysis of performance in sport and exercise

Assessment methods

• Coursework
• Practicals
• Laboratories
• Presentations
• Examinations

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.

82%
med
Sport and exercise sciences

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

89%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
91%
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?

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


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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.

£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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