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Sport and Exercise for Science with a Year in Industry

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

including B in one of either Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Applied Science, Statistics, Physical Education (Sport) or Psychology

The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in Maths GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

or 15 points at Higher Level including one of: HL Biology, HL Chemistry, HL Physics, HL Mathematics or HL Maths: Analysis & Approaches or , HL Sport, Exercise and Health Science at 5 or SL Biology, SL Chemistry, SL Physics, SL Mathematics, SL Sport, Exercise and Health Science at 6

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

DMM

in a Sport or Science related subject. All other subjects are considered on a case by case basis. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances.

Scottish Highers qualifications are considered on an individual basis

UCAS Tariff

104

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

Studying Sport and Exercise Science at Kent, you gain the extensive knowledge you need to become a qualified practitioner. Our wide-ranging degree, endorsed by The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), gives you the skills you need to boost the performance of elite athletes and to work with members of the public including children, older people and those adapting to injuries, to improve their quality of life.

Choose Sport and Exercise Science at Kent because:
* our lecturers have top-level experience in sports training, treatment of injuries and rehabilitation, and sport psychology and their research underpins our teaching ensuring you learn about the latest thinking in the field

* you have access to fantastic facilities including: cycling and rowing ergometers; brain and muscle stimulators; 3D motion video analysis; blood testing and gas analysis equipment; a rehabilitation gymnasium; an anti-gravity treadmill and an environmental chamber

* following our move to the Canterbury campus you will also benefit from the wider Kent Sport facilities such as the fitness suite, dance studio and indoor halls and outdoor sports pitches- as well as our new Kent Sport Clinic, which will be the most comprehensive sports performance clinic in the South East.

* we have professional links with organisations such as British Cycling; UK sport; the English Institute of Sport; World Anti-Doping Agency; RFU; UEFA and the NHS

* Team Kent, funded by the students’ union runs more than 60 different sports clubs and our large green campus is a great place for morning/evening runs or cycling

* if you have competed at county level you can apply for one of the University’s sports scholarships

On this degree, you study key areas including exercise physiology, psychology, nutrition, biomechanics, sports leadership and promotion as well as exercise for special populations. You also develop your research skills in advance of undertaking your research project.

You spend a year working in industry in the UK or abroad, putting into practice the skills you’ve learnt and gaining further valuable experience of real-world applications of sport and exercise science. Many placements pay a salary and you’ll gain relevant experience which will benefit you in your final-year studies and when applying for jobs after graduation

Alongside your research project, in your final year you can select modules to tailor your studies more specifically towards your career aspirations. While our excellent lab-based facilities and equipment ensure you develop key laboratory and practical skills.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Kent

Department:

School of Sport and Exercise 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

69%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

73%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
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?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
71%
Male students
29%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
24%
First year 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 & 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.

£20,000
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.

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.

£17k

£17k

£22k

£22k

£27k

£27k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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