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University of Cumbria

Sport and Exercise Science

UCAS Code: C600

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,D-B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:21

Must pass all 60 credits, 45 at level 3

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

DMM-DDM

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C-A,A,B,B

UCAS Tariff

104-120
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

Fascinated about how the body and mind responds to exercise, what happens when we don't exercise or what makes an elite athlete? Well, studying the science behind sports and exercise is for you.

Our course is designed for you to gain high-quality, profession-specific training – including strength and conditioning for elite sport and notational analysis.

**Why Choose University of Cumbria**

Physiology, biomechanics, sports nutrition and psychology sit at the heart of our degree – but you won’t just talk about it, you’ll be actively learning in our state-of-the art human performance laboratory.

Add to that placements giving you real-world experience and you can graduate with key workforce skills to boost your employment prospects as a sports scientist.

You’ll be living in a vibrant student city by the spectacular north west coastline. And, within an hour of the Lake District National Park and the big cities of Manchester and Liverpool. So, whether you want lively or leisurely, you’re within reach of both.

- Access to our sports complex, clinics and laboratories

- We have great industry links – including with top-flight football teams

- Our contacts and partnerships give you great placement and job prospects

- Great tutor support and we get to know you because our seminar class sizes are small

- Some of our tutors have worked with professional athletes and teams

- Tutors are involved in international research, keeping your learning up-to-date

- Opportunity for 100 hours on placement in sports clubs, hospitals, and clinics

- Opportunity to enhance professional skills with courses such as gym instruction

- Develop confident laboratory skills to a standard expected by employers

- Opportunity to study abroad

Sport and exercise scientists are in increasing demand, due to Government focus on public health and fitness and the growth of professional athletes determined to maximise their potential.

Many of our students have gone on to work with elite athletes in sport science support – including in the Premier League - as well as helping to improve the health of the community.

And, since our course is intended to make you a top all-round sports scientist, you too can join them.

Modules

Modules Year one ? Anatomy and Physiology ? Biomechanics I ? Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology ? Research and Study Skills ? Practical and Vocational Skills ? Introduction to the Sociology of Sport Year two ? Sport and Exercise Physiology ? Biomechanics II ? Sport and Exercise Psychology ? Advanced Research Skills and Investigation ? Exercise Testing and Prescription ? Sport and Exercise Nutrition Year three ? Research Dissertation ? Vocational Practice ? Advanced Exercise Physiology* ? Advanced Biomechanics* ? Advanced Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology* ? Environmental Influences on Performance* ? Population Perspectives in Sport and Physical Activity*

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Lancaster

Department:

Sport

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.

56%
low
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

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
73%
Staff are good at explaining things
53%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
63%
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

53%
Library resources
60%
IT resources
57%
Course specific equipment and facilities
30%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
51%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
97%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sports and fitness occupations
19%
Therapy professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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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