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University of Huddersfield

Sport Science

UCAS Code: 8V2M

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

(preferred subjects include PE, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Psychology). The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

to include 15 credits in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Psychology

120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications which should include PE, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Psychology at Higher Level grade 5 or Standard Level grade 6.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDM

(preferred subjects include Sport or Applied Sciences).

UCAS Tariff

120

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a grade B or above at A Level (in one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, PE, or Psychology) or a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (in one of the following subjects: Applied Science, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science)

95%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

Do you want to know what really goes on in the mind and the body during physical exercise? Many national governing bodies of sport and professional sports clubs now employ sports scientists, strength and conditioning coaches, and sports psychologists. They’re looking for those precious ‘marginal gains’ that can help their athletes compete to their full potential.This course could give you the skills to support people in achieving their best possible performance, while minimising their risk of injury.

On the course you’ll explore three main areas: physiology, psychology, and biomechanics. Physiology looks at how the body responds to exercise and physical activity, what factors might hold back an athlete and how appropriate training can improve performance. Sport psychology looks at how a person’s way of thinking might affect their performance, and how they can use psychological skills to improve it. Biomechanics focuses on applying the laws of physics to human biological systems.

The course is endorsed by SkillsActive, the Sector Skills Council for sport and exercise, which means you could gain extra industry-recognised qualifications within your degree. It is also endorsed by The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), and you could also become a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REP).

Modules

Year 1 Core modules: Anatomy and Physiology; Introduction to Nutrition; Introduction to Biomechanics; Principles of Coaching; Professional Development; Sport; Exercise and Health Psychology. Year 2 Core modules: Laboratory Techniques in Sports Science; Research Methods; Sport and Fitness Conditioning; Sport Psychology Interventions; Work Placement Module - You may also have the opportunity to study abroad for a term in your second year. Year 3 Core modules: Applied Research in Physical Activity; Applied Sports Science; Project Management. Option modules choose two from a list which may include: Paediatric Sports Science; Physical Education and School Sport; Sport Health Exercise and Nutrition; Sport Rehabilitation.

Assessment methods

Assessment will include coursework, practice/ competency based learning and examinations.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Health Sciences

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.

76%
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

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

65%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
69%
Male students
31%
Female students
58%
2:1 or above
21%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C
335

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.

£18,500
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
99%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Natural and social science professionals
12%
Science, engineering and production technicians
12%
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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Biological and sport sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£15k

£15k

£20k

£20k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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