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University of Hertfordshire

Sport and Exercise Science

UCAS Code: C600

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

Points to include at least one Science A level preferably Biology and/or PE (acceptable A levels: Human Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Sports Science)

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

DMM

BTEC Sport and Exercise Science or Applied Science Extended Diploma at DMM BTEC Sport Extended Diploma (RQF 2016) at DMM (With merits achieved in the following modules – Anatomy and Physiology and Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-Being) Level 3 OCR CTEC (Cambridge Technical in Sport and Physical Activity) Extended Diploma DMM (With merits achieved in the following modules – Body Systems and the Effects, Nutrition and Diet for Sport and Exercise, Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation). Additional Science BTEC's will be considered at tutor discretion.

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104
64%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2020

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

This is a multifaceted degree concerned with the study and application of scientific aspects of sport and exercise. With this degree you gain an in-depth understanding of key aspects such as physiology, anatomy, psychology, biomechanics, sports performance, biochemistry, nutrition, strength and conditioning and biochemistry. You study the theoretical aspects of sport and exercise and apply your knowledge through practical classes and applied research. The emphasis is not only on understanding and improving individuals’ and/or teams’ sporting performance, but also on the role of exercise in health and well-being.

You can be actively involved with our staff gaining valuable analytical, practical and personal skills which reinforce learning and significantly add value to employability prospects. Some examples include an ongoing arrangement with sports nutrition manufacturer Hi-5 to test the effectiveness of their products on endurance performance; support work for world-champion tri-athletes, cyclists, polar explorers, golfers, and English National Ballet dancers; and research programmes that relate to the psychological benefits of dog-walking, professional practice in sport psychology. All students on this degree get the chance to complete: A certificated Emergency First Aid at Work course; A Certified Fitness Instructor course; A Personal Training Certificate (a REP's level 3 qualification); and a ACSM Health Fitness Specialist course. Students can also study for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) fitness instructor's course, which can help you gain valuable work experience in a gym while you are studying.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Hertfordshire

Department:

Sports, Health and Excercise

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.

84%
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

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
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

94%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
62%
Male students
38%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
19%
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.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
99%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Sports and fitness occupations
14%
Health associate professionals
8%
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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