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Solent University (Southampton)

Applied Sport Science with Placement

UCAS Code: ASS2

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

AQA Level 3 Technical Level (1080 glh)

MMM

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh)

DD

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

Access to HE Diploma

M:45,P:15

60 Credits overall with 45 credits at merit level and 15 credits at pass level

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMM

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

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

DD

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

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

MMM

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

UCAS Tariff

96-112

A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at MMM or BTEC Diploma at DD or equivalent qualification or a combination of qualifications which achieve the entry requirement of 96 UCAS points GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above Alternative entry on this course is available through the Foundation Year and International Foundation Year We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate aptitude, enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview and/or portfolio. Please contact us for further details.

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

Are you interested in a career in sport and exercise science? This degree specialises in physiological, psychological and biomechanical theories, focusing on how these can be used to enhance human performance. You’ll be able to put these theories into practice in the University’s industry-standard labs, as well as through internship opportunities. You can specialise in your third year, allowing you to hone your expertise further towards your specific career ambitions.

Accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), this degree is founded upon the underlying principles of physiology, psychology and biomechanics. The course combines these scientific principles with highly practical skills, helping to prepare students for a career in the sport science industry.

Units and assessments have been created to develop key employability skills such as communicating scientific results; teaching and developing specific skills with athletes; and planning, organising and conducting research projects. To complement their degree studies, students are encouraged to prepare for BASES and UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) professional accreditation.

To help prepare students for a career in the sports industry, a hands-on approach is encouraged. Through professional placements and applied practice students gain first-hand experience of working with teams and athletes in a high-performance environment. With support and mentoring from the course team, past students have provided sport science support to Premiership rugby and football players, Olympic athletes, and national teams.

Students have access to first class facilities which are regularly used by professional athletes, including players from Southampton FC. The course is accredited by The Register of Exercise Professionals and The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences.

This course will provide opportunities for future work in a range of sports industry roles. Specifically, it will prepare you for an exciting career supporting athletes who want to enhance their performance. This could include sport science positions within professional sports clubs, national governing bodies, local councils and NHS Trusts. Similar and more specialist graduate destinations, including performance analyst and strength and conditioning roles, may also be available.

This course is ideal for those who love sport and who wish to learn about the science behind what makes a great athlete. The curriculum provides a solid grounding for those looking to pursue a career in roles such as exercise physiologist, strength and conditioning coach, or performance analyst.

Modules

Year one
Core units

Introduction to Biomechanics
Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology
Introduction to Sport Psychology
Introduction to Research and Academic Skills in Sport, Health and Exercise Science
Introduction to Physiology of Exercise
Introduction to Skill Acquisition and Motor Performance
Introduction to Sport Science Support

Year two
Core units

Applied Principles of Biomechanics
Research Methods and Study Design
Applied Physiology of Testing & Training
Applied Techniques in Sport Science Support
Applied Techniques in Sport Psychology

Options

Soft Tissue Therapy
Applied Principles of Sport Performance Analysis
Applied Principles of Strength and conditioning

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.
Year three
Core units

Research Project or Work Based project

Select three out of the following four:

Professional Practice in Sports Psychology
Professional Practice in Biomechanics
Professional Practice in Physiology of Exercise
Professional Practice in Sport Science Support

Options

Advanced Soft Tissue Therapy
Advanced Strength and Conditioning
Professional Practice of Performance Analysis

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Assessment methods

Written coursework such as case studies, presentations and projects, practical sessions, debates, oral and written examinations.

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
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

The Uni


Course location:

Solent University (Southampton)

Department:

Sport, Health and Social Sciences School

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.

78%
med
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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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
88%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
78%
Male students
22%
Female students
56%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
96%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Sports and fitness occupations
8%
Teaching and educational professionals
7%
Business, finance 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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