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University Centre Farnborough

Sport Science (Human Performance)

UCAS Code: C601

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

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Exercise for health

This degree programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge to enter a wide variety of rewarding careers in Sport and Sport Science. You will study the physiological, bio-mechanical, strength and conditioning and psychological influences on human performance during the preparation for, and participation in sport and exercise.

The programme of study has been specially designed so that graduates can progress directly into a working environment. The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) automatically approves graduates of the programme for Level 2 Gym Instruction in year 1 and Level 3 Personal Trainer in year 2. Additionally, the degree prepares students to undertake the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) assessment after graduation.

Modules

**Year 1**

* Sports Coaching
* Introduction to Strength & Conditioning (Gym Instructing Qualification Level 2 REPs)
* Sport in Society
* Introduction to Human Anatomy
* Introduction to Human Physiology
* Degree Study Skills
* Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Sciences
* Introduction to Human Nutrition

**Year 2**

* Introduction to Personal Training (Personal Training Qualification Level 3 REPs)
* Personal Development and Dissertation Preparation
* Physiology for Human Performance
* Biomechanics
* Elite Athlete Preparation
* Psychology in Sport and Exercise Settings
* Sports Therapy and Injury Rehabilitation
* Periodisation & Athletic Programming

**Year 3**

* Applied Exercise and Performance Psychology
* Applied Sport & Exercise Physiology
* Work Placement & Project Management
* Nutritional Strategies for Sports Performance
* Advanced Strength and Conditioning
* Managing Exercise Environments
* Dissertation

Assessment methods

A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods you will experience will give you the confidence and capability to complete an Honours degree and progress further in your career. Your tutor will be on hand to provide support during the assessment process and discuss any queries you may have. The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes:

* Assessed practical work
* Assessed coursework / assignments
* Formative assessment through assignment work feedback
* Formal examination
* Practical demonstrations

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,000
per year
England
£8,000
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,000
per year
Scotland
£8,000
per year
Wales
£8,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Farnborough

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.

100%
high
Exercise for health

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

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
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

65%
Library resources
65%
IT resources
65%
Course specific equipment and facilities
90%
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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