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University of Huddersfield

UCAS Code: H022 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level

B,B,B-B,B,C

including an A Level in PE, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Psychology. If you are studying a Science A Level, the endorsement for practical work is essential and a requirement for entry to our degree course.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

or above.

120-112 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications including PE, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Psychology at Higher Level.

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

DDM-DMM

in Sport or Applied Sciences.

T Level

M

in Health or Healthcare Science.

UCAS Tariff

120-112

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including an A Level in PE, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Psychology. If you are studying a Science A Level, the endorsement for practical work is essential and a requirement for entry to our degree course. Alternatively, the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or National Extended Certificate in one of the following subjects: Applied Science, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science or NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Sport and Physical Activity is accepted.

About this course

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

Our Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons) degree aims to develop your scientific and critical understanding of issues relevant to sport and exercise, to improve both performance and health.

You’ll learn how the body responds and adapts to exercise, how to optimise sport performance and how to promote positive behaviour change to improve health.

You’ll use the fantastic range of facilities and specialist equipment in our biomechanics and physiology laboratories: from measuring fitness through gait analysis and muscle strength through isokinetic dynamometry, to measuring reaction forces on the Kistler Force Plate, and capturing high-speed movements on our 3D motion analysis system.

**Why Study Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield?**
As well as delving into Sport and Exercise Science on campus, you’ll gain real-world experience on a work placement in your second year, while also putting the skills and knowledge gained on the course to the test. In your final year, you can personalise your degree by selecting a discipline specialisation, and you’ll complete a student-led research project.

This course is endorsed by The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)’ undergraduate scheme, BUES. It’s endorsed, also, by Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)†. This enables you to gain industry recognised standards and qualifications (including gym instructor or personal trainer, and work with people with long-term conditions) that are recognised by major employers in the sector aligned to your degree.

Post-university, you could go on to work in sports science support and strength and conditioning, as well as a physical activity coordinator, performance analyst, health advisor, sports development officer, personal trainer, exercise referral specialist; or after further training, a teacher in educational settings or a researcher.

**Professional Bodies**
This course is endorsed by The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), BUES (BASES Undergraduate Endorsement Scheme).

Reflecting our commitment to equipping you with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to effectively transition into roles in the sector, this course is endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)†. This enables you to gain industry-recognised standards and qualifications – including Gym Instructor, Personal Trainer, and Working with People with long-term conditions – that are recognised by major employers in the sector aligned to your degree.

† On successful completion of the course, you’ll be eligible to apply for CIMSPA graduate membership, at your own expense.

**Why Huddersfield?**
Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.

Modules

This is a common first year, comprising:
• Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport and Exercise
• Foundations of Bioenergetics Metabolism and Nutrition
• Foundations of Biomechanics for Sport and Exercise
• Foundations of Psychology for Sport and Exercise
• Foundations of Coaching
• Research Methods 1.

To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment methods

You'll be taught through seminars, group work, practical experience, tutorials, independent study, and lectures. Assessment will include of coursework, practice/competency-based learning, and examinations.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

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
£16,500
per year
International
£16,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni

Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of Allied Health Professions Sport and Exercise (HDAHPSE)

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What students say

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Sport and exercise sciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
76%
Male students
24%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
24%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

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.

£19,862
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
32%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Teaching and educational professionals
13%
Sports and fitness occupations
13%
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.

£16k

£16k

£21k

£21k

£21k

£21k

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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