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Applied Sport Science

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE IS ONLY OPEN FOR YEAR 2 AND YEAR 3 ENTRY.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR YEAR 1 ENTRY, PLEASE VIEW OUR BSC (HONS) SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE COURSE.

**BSc (Hons) Applied Sport Science scored 95% overall satisfaction for NSS 2019.**

Are you interested in a career in sport and exercise science? This degree specialises in physiological, psychological and biomechanical theories, focusing on how these can be used to enhance human performance. You’ll be able to put these theories into practice in the University’s industry-standard labs, as well as through internship opportunities. You can specialise in your third year, allowing you to hone your expertise further towards your specific career ambitions.

Accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), this degree is founded upon the underlying principles of physiology, psychology and biomechanics. The course combines these scientific principles with highly practical skills, helping to prepare students for a career in the sport science industry.

Modules and assessments have been created to develop key employability skills such as communicating scientific results; teaching and developing specific skills with athletes; and planning, organising and conducting research projects. To complement their degree studies, students are encouraged to prepare for BASES and UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) professional accreditation.

To help prepare students for a career in the sports industry, a hands-on approach is encouraged. Through professional placements and applied practice students gain first-hand experience of working with teams and athletes in a high-performance environment. With support and mentoring from the course team, past students have provided sport science support to Premiership rugby and football players, Olympic athletes, and national teams.

Students have access to first class facilities which are regularly used by professional athletes, including players from Southampton FC. The course is accredited by The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences.

**What does this course lead to?**
This course will provide opportunities for future work in a range of sports industry roles. Specifically, it will prepare you for an exciting career supporting athletes who want to enhance their performance. This could include sport science positions within professional sports clubs, national governing bodies, local councils and NHS Trusts. Similar and more specialist graduate destinations, including performance analyst and strength and conditioning roles, may also be available.

**Who is this course for?**
This course is ideal for those who love sport and who wish to learn about the science behind what makes a great athlete. The curriculum provides a solid grounding for those looking to pursue a career in roles such as exercise physiologist, strength and conditioning coach, or performance analyst.

Modules

YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES
Applied Principles or Biomechanics
Applied Techniques in Sport Science Support
Physiological Testing in Sport and Exercise
Applied Techniques in Sport Psychology
Applied Research and Study Design in Sports Performance

YEAR 2 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each year)
Performance Analysis
Strength and Conditioning
Soft Tissue Therapy

YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES
Professional Practice in Sport Science Support
Individual Project

Select two out of the following three:
Professional Practice in Sport Psychology
Physical Performance in Extreme Environments
Professional Practice in Biomechanics

YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that all options are not guaranteed to run each year)
Professional Practice in Sport Performance Analysis
Advanced Strength and Conditioning
Advanced Soft Tissue Therapy

Assessment methods

Written coursework such as case studies, presentations and projects, practical sessions, debates, oral and written examinations.

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
£13,800
per year
International
£13,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£13,800
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

The Uni


Course location:

Solent University (Southampton)

Department:

Faculty of Sport, Health and Social 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.

70%
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
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
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

62%
Library resources
66%
IT resources
64%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
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?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
81%
Male students
19%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
D
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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
66%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Sports and fitness occupations
8%
Teaching and educational professionals
7%
Business, finance and related associate 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.

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.

£16k

£16k

£22k

£22k

£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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