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Sheffield Hallam University

Physical Activity, Sport and Health with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: A104

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course in a science based subject. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language at grade C or 4 or equivalent Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent Science at grade C or 4 or equivalent

UCAS Tariff

64

This must include at least 24 (Grade D) from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example: DDE at A Level. MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2021

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2021

Subject

Exercise for health

**Course summary**

- Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.

- Explore the scientific, sociological, managerial and political theory and concepts that underpin physical activity, sport and health.

- Engage with critical evaluation and participation in innovative research in physical activity, sport and health contexts.

- Apply knowledge, skills and understanding of physical activity, sport and health to real-world settings.

- Reflect on your personal development of professional practice.

Enhance your understanding of exercise physiology, psychology, nutrition and research methods through theoretical study and practical exercise. Learn to communicate information and ideas clearly in different formats appropriate to a variety of audiences.

**How you learn**

The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) Physical Activity, Sport and Health course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other sport foundation students, then move on to the degree.

You're taught by a team of skilled lecturers who offer industry and academic experience. Staff have been published on topics such as the psychology of motivation in exercise and health, physical activity participation in older adults, exercise and appetite, effects of exercise on metabolism in diabetes, perceptions and participation in physical activity during pregnancy. You are given the opportunity to conduct your own enquiries into a range of themes around physical activity.

**You learn through**

- lectures

- seminars and workshops

- laboratory practical classes

- sport and fitness practical classes

- online learning activities

- off-site visits (physical activity organisations, schools)

- work placements

- research projects

In the foundation year, you build your Physical Activity, Sport and Health interest and knowledge alongside developing your academic skills. You receive face-to-face feedback regularly during your modules in order to prepare you for the completion of your assignments. This will be via tasks set for you to undertake in the module seminars or in your independent study time.

**Applied learning**

You're taught by a team of skilled lecturers who offer industry and academic experience. Staff have been published on topics such as the psychology of motivation in exercise and health, physical activity participation in older adults, exercise and appetite, effects of exercise on metabolism in diabetes, perceptions and participation in physical activity during pregnancy. You are given the opportunity to conduct your own enquiries into a range of themes around physical activity.

**You learn through**

- lectures

- seminars and workshops

- laboratory practical classes

- sport and fitness practical classes

- online learning activities

- off-site visits (physical activity organisations, schools)

- work placements

- research projects

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
You can take an optional placement in year three.
**Year 1**
Compulsory modules
Contemporary Issues In Health, Sport And Social Care 40
Foundation Project In Health, Sport And Social Care 20
Personal And Professional Skills For Health, Sport And Social Care 40
Elective modules
Applied Science For Health, Sport And Social Care 20
Introduction To Social Science For Health, Sport And Social Care 20
**Year 2**
Compulsory modules
Developing Professional Skills For Physical Activity, Sport And Health 20
Foundations Of Physical Activity, Sport And Health 20
Introduction To Research In Physical Activity, Sport And Health 20
Principles Of Programming In Physical Activity And Sport 20
Scientific Principles In Physical Activity, Sport And Health 20
Understanding Physical Activity 20
**Year 3**
Compulsory modules
Alternative Physical Activities 20
Enterprise In Physical Activity And Sport 20
Physical Activity, Health And Disease 20
Physical Activity Programming In The Treatment Of Disease 20
Research Methods In Physical Activity, Sport And Health 20
Work-Based Learning In Physical Activity And Health 20
**Final year**
Compulsory modules
Contemporary Issues In Physical Activity And Health 20
Managing Sporting Enterprises 20
Prescription Of Physical Activity For Complex Medical Conditions 20
Research Project In Physical Activity, Sport And Health 40
**Elective modules**
Sport, Brands And Culture 20
Working With Aging Populations 20

Assessment methods

* Examinations
* Coursework
* Practical

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£13,995
per year
International
£13,995
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Sheffield Hallam University

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.

79%
med
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

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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
93%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
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
69%
Male students
31%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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 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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
34%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sports and fitness occupations
7%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
7%
Teaching and educational professionals

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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