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Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

Entry requirements


A level

C,D,D-B,B,C

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 80-112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

80-112 UCAS Tariff points

80-112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 80-112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

80-112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

80-112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 80-112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

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

MMP-DMM

80-112 UCAS Tariff points

80-112 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

80-112

Accepted as part of overall 80-112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

The aim of the BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences programme is to meet the needs of students wishing to follow a career within a sport and exercise environment. The programme provides insight, understanding and the necessary skills that are required to develop a range of ability athletes and teams, thereby examining sport and exercise from both performance and participative perspectives. There are opportunities to engage with community and social enterprise activities, allowing students to gain experience and develop vocational skills.

The programme has five strands running through it:

Sport Physiology
Sport Psychology
Performance Analysis / Biomechanics
Strength and Conditioning
Research Skills
The programme looks to provide a solid base for students wishing to follow careers in this exciting area, as well as facilitating pathways into postgraduate study.

The programme has additional, free of charge, integrated qualifications embedded within it: Level 2 Gym Instructor, Level 3 Personal Trainer, Level 3 Exercise Referral, Hudl Sportscode Scripting Levels 1 & 2.
The programme has been designed with the BASES BUES UG endorsement scheme in mind. We hope to gain endorsement of the course in the near future.
The programme will be taught by lecturers from a wide range of backgrounds who are experienced, applied practitioners (from sports psychologists to analysts, physiologists and coaches) and researchers within the fields of sport and exercise.
Applied learning is essential to our vision. This means that learning is not limited to lecture halls and seminar rooms instead we choose to expose students to more practical, applied and hands-on work. Students will carry out fieldwork and engage in ‘real-world’ work experiences.
Our range of external partners from sports clubs to Public Health Wales means that students will have lots of opportunities to gain practical experience alongside their studies, including work related modules that provide students with valuable contacts and experience before they enter the world of work. This greatly enhances student employability.
We have an excellent support and personal tutor system to ensure students are supported throughout their studies.

Modules

A feature of the course will be the practical application of theory to applied environments, to develop links with the sport and exercise industry at all levels from community to elite levels. The content of the degree course will draw on key sports science principles, through three specific disciplines: Sport Physiology, Sport Psychology and Biomechanics / Performance Analysis. The programme is split over three years; Level 4, Level 5 and Level 6. Students require 120 credits per year to progress and finally graduate.

LEVEL 4 (YEAR 1)

In the 1st year students are introduced to all of the elements associated with sport science. Students gain an understanding of the link from theory to practice across a range of disciplines including psychology, physiology, performance analysis and Strength and Conditioning. You will have 36 hours contact time per module.

MODULES

Sport Psychology 1 (20 credits)
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (20 credits)
Introduction to Biomechanics and Performance Analysis (20 credits)
Introduction to Research Methods (20 credits)
Introduction to Strength and Conditioning (20 credits)
Introduction to Nutrition (20 credits)

LEVEL 5 (YEAR 2)

Students in year two are encouraged to personalise their learning to a sport or sports of their choice. Students establish a strong understanding of the link between theory and practice whilst developing vocationally relevant skills. You will have 30 hours contact time per module. Opportunities exist to obtain externally recognised qualifications at this level, at no extra cost; Level 2 Gym Instructor, Hudl Sportscode Scripting Level 1.

MODULES

Sport Psychology 2 (20 credits)
Physiology: Testing and Training (20 credits)
Applied Biomechanics and Performance Analysis (20 credits)
Applied Research Methods (20 credits)
Strength and Conditioning in Practice (20 credits)
Applied Practice Placement (20 credits)

LEVEL 6 (YEAR 3)

In the final year students explore an interest in one or more performance disciplines. This specialism enables students to develop both personal and professional skills essential for employment in a sport related industry. You will have 24 hours contact time per module. Opportunities exist to obtain externally recognised qualifications at this level, at no extra cost; Level 3 Exercise Referral, Level 3 Personal Trainer & Hudl Sportscode Scripting Level 2.

MODULES

Applied Sport Psychology (20 credits)
Exercise Prescription and Referral for Clinical Populations (20 credits)
Advanced Performance Analysis (20 credits)
Dissertation (40 credits)
Applied Professional Practice in Strength and Conditioning (20 credits - Option)
Environmental Physiology (20 credits - Option)

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

A wide range of assessment methods will be used to test your knowledge and understanding. This includes essays, portfolios, practical sessions, reports, presentations, online discussions, case study evaluations and exams. You will be assessed on your ability to describe, explain and analyse sport science concepts, use specialist video software, undertake lab-based work and conduct independent research.


You will be expected to complete a dissertation as part of your final assessment.


Teaching and Learning

Wrexham Glynd?r University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.


We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of Social and Life Sciences

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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.

55%
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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
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

63%
Library resources
71%
IT resources
71%
Course specific equipment and facilities
38%
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?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
74%
Male students
26%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
39%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

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 & exercise science

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.

£14,976
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
41%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Sports and fitness occupations
14%
Other elementary services occupations
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

Sport and exercise 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.

£14k

£14k

£19k

£19k

£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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