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University Centre South Essex

Exercise, Health & Sports Performance

UCAS Code: C602

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15

Minimum 15 credits at Merit or above

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language GCSE at grade C (4) or above, OR a Level 2 equivalent such as functional skills Mathematics GCSE at grade C (4) or above, OR a Level 2 equivalent such as functional skills

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64

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Sport and exercise sciences

Exercise for health

The course offers the opportunity to explore the 6 main strands of sports science (Health & Wellbeing, Nutrition, Professional Practice, Human Physiology, Human Psychology & Sports Performance) providing a well-rounded learning experience that combines theoretical, practical and industry work. The theoretical work will allow students to learn from the historical application of sports science and how to critique past work and apply contemporary principles for the betterment of human conditioning within exercise, health and sports performance. In addition to developing awareness of sports ideologies within the 6 strands, students will demonstrate professional development through practical work, including industry reflective assignments, work placements and attainment of additional qualifications throughout the 3 years.

Modules

At Level 4 (Year 1) students will develop the underpinning knowledge and skills within each of the 6 strands. Students will undertake additional qualifications in coaching and also take on a minimum of 20 hours work experience in a coaching environment.

At Level 5 (Year 2) students will begin to specialise within each of the 6 strands, looking at areas such as applied biomechanics, physical programming for sport and fitness, applied nutrition, applied psychology and self-administered research in sport and exercise sciences. In addition to these specialist modules, students will continue their professional development by undertaking a further block of 20 hours of work placement within a fitness area, and completing their Level 2 Gym Instructors or Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification.

Level 6 (Year 3) focuses substantively on students’ ability to work independently to demonstrate appropriate employability skills on both a community driven health project, and a scientific research endeavour. Other taught modules include Exercise Rehabilitation, Analysis of Physical Performance and Career Progression & Employability. The latter will incorporate the final last work placement of 20 hours, together with an additional qualification in a specific area of the students’ choosing. Types of placements/qualifications could centre around teaching, strength and conditioning, sports massage or specialist sports laboratory work.

Assessment methods

The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subjects informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally contains at least one piece of practice or 'formative' assessment for which you will receive feedback from your tutor. In-class assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for these do not count towards your module mark.

There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module. Assessment methods include coursework (such as essays, reports, case studies, training plans, research proposals), presentations, exams and practical work.

The grades achieved from summative assessments will count towards your module mark, with the percentage split between assignments identified on each assignment brief or module guide.

Tuition fees

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England
£8,500
per year
EU
£8,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,500
per year
Scotland
£8,500
per year
Wales
£8,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Southend

Department:

Faculty of Higher Education

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.

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Sport and exercise sciences
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Exercise for health

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

81%
Library resources
70%
IT resources
71%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

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