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Sport and Exercise Science

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

Must include a Science, Maths or Sport subject

Access to HE Diploma

D:0,M:39,P:6

Must include relevant Science, Maths or Sport subjects

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

MMM

Must include relevant Science, Maths or Sport subjects

UCAS Tariff

88-96

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

Whichever game you’ve grown up watching and playing, whoever you’ve grown up cheering on, sport starts with one thing: the human body. You’ll cover all of the key elements of how the human body works and learn how they all work together in state-of-the-art facilities. You’ll leave equipped with an interdisciplinary understanding of athletic success including physiology, biomechanics, psychology and nutrition, and will enter the world of work as a qualified sport and exercise scientist ready to apply this to create winning strategies. There’s also the opportunity to become a qualified Level 3 Personal Trainer by taking an optional module.
Whichever game you’ve grown up watching and playing, whoever you’ve grown up cheering on, sport starts with one thing: the human body. You’ll cover all of the key elements of how the human body works and learn how they all work together in state-of-the-art facilities. You’ll leave equipped with an interdisciplinary understanding of athletic success including physiology, biomechanics, psychology and nutrition, and will enter the world of work as a qualified sport and exercise scientist ready to apply this to create winning strategies. There’s also the opportunity to become a qualified Level 3 Personal Trainer by taking an optional module.

Modules

**Modules are Subject to Change**
Year 1
• Anatomy and physiology
• Perception and action 1
• Measurement in sport and exercise
• Sport psychology 1
• Nutrition, health and disease
• Biomechanics
Year 2
• Perception and action 2
• Sport psychology 2
• Biomechanics 2
• Sport and exercise nutrition
• Research methods
• Exercise physiology and laboratory testing
Year 3
• Clinical and applied biomechanics (optional)
• Research project (compulsory)
• Applied sport psychology (optional)
• Environmental exercise physiology (optional)
• Clinical perception and action (optional)
• Placement & employability (optional)

Tuition fees

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

The Uni


Course location:

LSBU Main Site - Southwark Campus

Department:

Applied 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.

69%
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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
75%
Staff are good at explaining things
63%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
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

47%
Library resources
40%
IT resources
50%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
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?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
73%
Male students
27%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
E

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.

£20,800
high
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
63%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

56%
Sports and fitness occupations
7%
Managers and proprietors in other services
7%
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

£20k

£20k

£24k

£24k

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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