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Leeds Beckett University

Science of Sport Performance

UCAS Code: C610

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade 4. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

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

DDM

From a science related subject which can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology.

120 points required. A minimum of 80 points from two A levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. or 112 UCAS points from three A levels (excluding General Studies) or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. At least one of the A levels should normally be from a science subject, which can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology. If you are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics to meet this requirement you must also achieve a 'Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated (from 2017)).

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

Immerse yourself in the science of sport to help develop the high-performance athletes of today and tomorrow.

Through a combination of theory and practical-based learning, you will develop your expertise in the interdisciplinary sciences of sport performance, drawing on disciplines including biomechanics, nutrition, physiology and psychology. Your studies will allow you to develop the essential knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in sport performance.

You will advance your practical and research techniques and have the confidence to use performance-measuring equipment and technologies in order to evaluate athletes at all stages of their development. Studying performance approaches within individual and team contexts will allow you to apply these models to virtually any sport.

You will engage in authentic work-related learning and practical placements in multiple sport settings. As you apply your knowledge, you will refine your self-awareness, becoming a sport performance practitioner capable of understanding and responding to your clients’ individual needs so they can achieve their performance objectives while also maintaining or enhancing their health and wellbeing needs.

Modules

Year 1 Core Modules:
- Human Movement
- Nutrition & Biochemistry for Sport & Exercise
- Psychophysiological Responses to Exercise for Performance
- Young Athlete Development
- Profiling Sport Performance
- Personal, Professional & Academic Development

Year 2 Core Modules:
- Biomechanics & Performance Analysis
- Science of Physiological Adaptations
- Food & Nutrition for Health, Sport, & Exercise
- Psychosocial Development for Elite Sport Performance
- The Developing Strength & Conditioning Coach
- Employability in Sport Performance

Year 3 Core Modules:
- Analysing Sport Performance
- Adapting Performance Environments
- Final Year Project
-In addition choose from a list of Year 3 Option Modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list

The Uni


Course location:

Headingley Campus

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.

83%
med
Sport and exercise sciences

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

91%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
66%
Male students
34%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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D
D

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.

£17,000
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Average annual salary
98%
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Employed or in further education
60%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sports and fitness occupations
13%
Childcare and related personal services
10%
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.

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