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Kingston University

Sport & Exercise Science (Foundation)

UCAS Code: C604

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

B,B

To include at least one A Level in PE, Sport Studies or Science (Biology, Chemistry or Psychology)

Equivalent of 80 UCAS points. Accepted Access to HE diplomas include: Sport and Exercise Science; Sport Science; Sport Studies; Science for Health and Sport; Applied Science; Biological and Health Science; Health and Human Science.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

To include a minimum of 5 at Higher Level in in Biology, Sport/Physical Education, Chemistry, Applied Science or Psychology, plus minimum of 5 at Standard Level in English Language and Maths or English Language and Maths at 4 at Higher Level

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

MMP

Sport and Exercise Science or Applied Science or Applied Biology or Sport (INCLUDES: Sport, Sport Studies, Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness); Sport (Performance and Excellence), Sport (Outdoor Adventure), Sport and Physical Activity Development, Sport Therapy).

UCAS Tariff

80

UCAS points from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications. General Studies not accepted.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Sports studies

**Why Choose Kingston**

– Kingston was ranked at number one in England and second in the UK for sport science (Guardian University League Tables 2020).

– At least 25 per cent of this course has practical or simulated work-based learning. There are opportunities for work placements at a number of amateur and professional clubs.

– Once you complete this FdSc, you’ll be eligible to top-up to a full BSc (Hons) by completing Year 3 of the Sport Science course.

**About the course**

How does sport psychology enhance training and performance? How do we use biomechanics to reduce the risk of injury? How can exercise improve mental health?

This practical two-year course studies human behaviour in the environment of exercise. You’ll use the latest equipment and analysis techniques to explore anatomy, physiology, biomechanics exercise psychology and links between exercise and wellbeing.
You’ll be able to develop your coaching philosophy and style based on your specific interests. Your knowledge of psychology will help you make decisions that improve sport training and performance.

Modules

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
LS4008 - Sport & Exercise Psychology
LS4009 - Functional Anatomy & Exercise Physiology
LS4800 - Study and Work Based Skills for Sport and Exercise Science
LS4801 - Exercise & Fitness Prescription
LS5800 - Industry Based Professional Development LS5801 - Sports Therapy & Injury Management
LS5015 - Analysis in Sport & Exercise
LS5013 - Sport & Exercise Psychology II
LS5014 - Health & Exercise Physiology

Assessment methods

The course utilises a wide range of teaching and learning methods that will enable you to be actively engaged throughout the course. Teaching and learning will focus on developing academic skills and utilising research informed teaching strategies. Teaching and learning methods are carefully crafted to suit the content and the learning outcomes of the module - typically using lectures in the early parts of modules to ensure that you have the key knowledge relating to the module. Through a variety of group- and individual-based seminars and practical laboratory sessions, you are then given the opportunity to develop more individual interests to develop personal and key skills.

A range of assessment methods will be used to enable you to demonstrate the acquisition of your knowledge and skills. These include (but are not limited to): practical competency, written coursework, oral presentations, in-class tests, MCQs, examinations, laboratory reports and poster presentations. The assessment regime for each module has been designed to provide formative opportunities that allow you to practise and to receive 'feed forward' appraisals of your performance in preparation for the summative assessment.

The Uni


Course location:

Richmond Upon Thames College

Department:

Life 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.

95%
high
Sports studies

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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
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

100%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
94%
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?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
74%
Male students
26%
Female students
58%
2:1 or above
38%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
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.

£22,000
high
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
52%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Sports and fitness occupations
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Secretarial and related occupations

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.

£19k

£19k

£25k

£25k

£26k

£26k

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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