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University of Kent

Sport and Exercise for Health

UCAS Code: C604

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

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

This BSc (Hons) degree will appeal to those who wish to combine their passion for sport and exercise with an interest for health-related study. There are a number of option modules on this programme in the second and third year to help develop a range of laboratory, clinical and applied skills that give you an outstanding platform for a career in sport, exercise, or the health professions. The degree is multi-disciplinary, drawing on psychology, anatomy and physiology, nutrition and practical applied skills in exercise testing and prescription. You also have the opportunity to promote your own sport or health event, and confront the issues involved in dealing with the general public. There is also an option to complete an extended placement module to accumulate work experience – an important consideration when applying for jobs or post-graduate study.

In your final year, you conduct your own research project, choosing from specialist options that may include: exercise rehabilitation, evaluation of physical activity/exercise interventions or contemporary issues in nutrition science. You also benefit from being instructed by staff members who are both excellent teachers and leading researchers. The School provides an enthusiastic and supportive environment for motivated and ambitious students. Our facilities to support teaching and research are located in the Chipperfield Building on the Canterbury campus, which is located close to the University’s sports centre. In addition to our exercise science laboratories, with specialist facilities for a host of exercise testing, we have a biomechanical laboratory with 3D video imaging and analysis, and a specialist respiratory clinic. There is also a sports therapy clinic with equipment to facilitate injury rehabilitation, such as the Alter-G treadmill, which reduces impact when exercising, and ultrasound imaging scanner. The School is also involved in a number of community sport and exercise initiatives for clinical and other population groups, which students are encouraged to attend.”

The Uni


Course locations:

University of Kent at Medway

University of Kent

Department:

School of Sport and Exercise Sciences

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.

72%
low
Sport and exercise sciences

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

85%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
78%
Male students
22%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
56%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Health associate professionals
13%
Sports and fitness occupations
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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