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University Centre Bishop Burton

Sport, Exercise Science and Health

UCAS Code: XC16

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

E-A*

80 UCAS points in a relevant Level 3 Access to HE Diploma

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

MMP

UCAS Tariff

80

Which may be from qualifications such as A-Levels, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas, Access to HE Diplomas, and City and Guilds Advanced Technical Diplomas amongst others. Please use the UCAS Tariff points calculator to determine the UCAS points value of your qualification: https://ucascomsb1.ucasenvironments.com/ucas/tariff-calculator.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

The programme aims to produce students with a sound academic and practical knowledge of the disciplines surrounding sport, health and physical activity. A key focus of this pathway is to develop a range of skills including both traditional academic writing and research in the subject whilst also enhancing students’ ability to communicate effectively with a range of client groups and individuals to support with the adherence or adaptation of health related activities or sporting performance.

**Learning and Teaching Approach**
This programme is delivered with a variety of learning and teaching approaches to include all students learning styles and preferences. For all modules, theory lectures are delivered that aim to deliver the core content and provide the underpinning knowledge. To complement the theory lectures, students have group seminars/practical sessions that are used to reinforce concepts delivered theoretically. The teaching methods focus on facilitating a student centred approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom. Teaching will take place on the Bishop Burton campus.

**What is the contact time?**
Approximately 16 hours a week to include lectures, seminars, practicals and tutorials. Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of private study in addition to contact time (25-30 hours a week). Part-time is also available. Wednesday afternoons are reserved for sport and other extra-curricular activities. Students can expect to receive their timetables during induction week.

**What else can I expect?**
You will study on the Bishop Burton Campus and have access to excellent sporting facilities including a commercial sport science laboratory, fitness suite, dance studio, strength and conditioning rooms, sports halls, 4G playing pitches & high performance football and rugby pitches.
*High quality applied internships in high performance sport with Bishop Burton College academies.
*Additional facilities include Science Centre, IT suites, dedicated University Centre, study spaces and social areas, and modern Learning Resources Centre.
*Online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used to enhance and facilitate teaching and independent learning on all programmes.
*Experienced, supportive and motivated staff with both academic and industrial experience.
*Talks from a range of visiting speakers.
*Opportunities to attend trips and additional industry recognised qualifications to enhance learning.
*Students have access to a range of support through our study skills, and health and wellbeing teams. Further information can be found on our website: https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/student-life/student-support
*Relevant extra-curricular activity and/or work experience is encouraged of all students in order to enhance learning, including a mandatory 70 hours of placement during the second year of study.

**What kind of job could I get when I graduate?**
Sport coaching, athletic trainer, strength and conditioning coach, leisure or sport facility management, teaching, sports development officer, further study. Upon successful completion of the FdSc Sport, Exercise & Health programme students can progress onto the BSc (Hons) Sport, Exercise Science & Health Top-Up at level 6.

Modules

Year 1: Units introduce the student to diet and nutrition, anatomy & physiology, fundamentals of coaching and leadership and psychology of sport & exercise
Year 2: Subjects develop on the first year with greater focus on applying the knowledge, including modules in health screening and exercise prescription, skill acquisition and motor control and principles of strength and conditioning.
*Work experience is an integral part of the course. Past students have gained placements all over the country working within a range of sport, exercise and health settings. A total of 70 hours is required in a related part of the industry during the second year of the programme.
*Each year also includes business and employment elements to improve transferable skills and enable students to set up their own business.
*There is a strong emphasis on applying theoretical knowledge to practical situations with opportunities to work alongside our excellent academy structure & industry links.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes written assignments, seminars, short answer exam, poster presentations, coaching practical, case studies, presentations & independent projects. Opportunities for feedback on assessments are available prior to the final submission to support student development and achievement. Staff aim to return assessed work within a 15 working day timeframe (not including holidays) in order that students can most benefit from the feedback.

Tuition fees

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

The Uni


Course location:

Bishop Burton

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.

76%
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

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

62%
Library resources
71%
IT resources
71%
Course specific equipment and facilities
55%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

After graduation


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

Sport and exercise sciences

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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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