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University of Roehampton

UCAS Code: C602 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements

T Level

M

UCAS Tariff

112

2017 A level requirement including one Science subject, PE, or Psychology. GCSE requirement: English Language and Maths, Grade C

About this course

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

**Why this course?**

- Ranked in the top 5 universities in London for Sports Science (Guardian University Guide 2024).

- Ranked 4th in the UK for graduate prospects in Sports Science (Times Good University Guide 2024).

- Give your career a head-start though the option of a one –year work placement after year two.

- Develop the skills and knowledge required to become a CIMPSA qualified level 2 gym instructor and level 3 personal trainer.

- Silver in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

- Learn in our state–of-the-art physiology and biomechanics laboratories.

- We have partnerships with a number of leading sports organisations , including Crystal Palace FC, the Lawn Tennis Association, Fulham FC, Hercules Wimbledon Athletics Club, schools and coaching agencies.

**About this course:**

Study the real-life applications of sport and exercise science in a changing society at Roehampton, alongside developing interpersonal and professional skills for future careers. Explore the science behind how to optimise athletic performance, prevent injuries, improve wellbeing and help athletes with recovery.

**Skills:**

This course will introduce you to the world of sports and exercise and give you a comprehensive overview of an ever-growing industry. The field of Sport and Exercise Science encompasses three fundamental disciplines:

- Physiology - Delving into the intricacies of bodily functions.

- Biomechanics - Unravelling the mechanics of movement and underlying forces.

- Psychology - Exploring the impact of thoughts on behaviour.

You will study the latest developments in the field, develop skills in providing sport science support, and have the option of completing a Work Place Learning modules giving you hands-on vocational experience as part of your degree.

This course has been designed to equip you to meet the necessary requirements for two Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) accredited qualification; Level 2 gym instructor and Level 3 personal trainer. These are industry recognised qualifications that you will have the option to apply for following completion of the necessary modules within the course.

**Career Opportunities**

You could go on to work in a wide range of roles in sports & exercise industries, including:

- Personal training

- Sports science support

- Performance analysis

- Coaching

- Sports development

- Sports administration

- Sports psychologist

Having developed scientific, analytical and employability skills you will also be able to apply for general graduate level jobs in a wide range of fields outside the sport & exercise industry. You could also continue onto postgraduate study (e.g. PhD, MSc, PGCE) and begin an academic, research, or teaching career.

Modules

Examples include: Principles of Human Nutrition, Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology, Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology, Survival Skills, Biomechanical Analysis of Movement, Good Science.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,000
per year
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni

Course location:

University of Roehampton

Department:

Life 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.

86%
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

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
70%
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

77%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
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?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
58%
2:1 or above
19%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

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.

£22,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
47%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Teaching and educational professionals
27%
Sports and fitness occupations
9%
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

£27k

£27k

£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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