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Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons) 2017/18 entry

Course code:

HLSU175

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2017

 

Fees:
Faculty:

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:


+44 (0) 24 7765 2152


Overview

Interested in applying scientific principles to the way the body functions during sport and physical activity? This course could be for you.

See the facilities available in our brand new Science and Health Building

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences

This course is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

What our students say...

The course had some brilliant opportunities to get hands on experience in the labs and to apply what I learnt in different environments.

Alex Stott

Course information

We will cover how the healthy human body works during exercise, how to prevent or rehabilitate following injury, as well as how sport and physical activity promote health.

The programme has been mapped against the British Association for Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accreditation framework, which covers practical ability in laboratory techniques, reflective practice, theoretical basis of the physiology and psychology of sports and exercise.

94%

of our students are satisfied with the quality of the course

NSS, 2016

Modules

Overview

In the first year you will learn the fundamental subjects of sport and exercise science including: exercise physiology and metabolism, functional anatomy and movement, sport and exercise psychology, the principles behind exercise training, exercise prescription and research methods.

Modules

  • Research Skills in Sport and Exercise Science 1

  • Exploring Sport and Exercise Science

  • Functional Anatomy and Movement

  • Professional Skills in Sport and Exercise Science

  • Exercise Physiology

  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

In the second year you will study the physiology behind different types of training, bio-mechanics, acquisition of skill, applications of sport and exercise psychology and how all these factors integrate together towards successful performance, coaching and nutrition.

Modules

  • Measurement and Evaluation

  • The Applied Sport and Exercise Scientist

  • Physiology of Training

  • Mechanics of the Musculoskeletal System

  • Motor Learning and Control

  • Project Proposal

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Modules

  • Professional Placement

  • Study Abroad

Overview

In the final year you will carry out an independent research project, which forms a very important part of your degree, linked to one of the key topic areas. You will also study key areas of interest in more depth.

Modules

  • Independent Sport, Exercise and Therapy Sciences Project

  • Project and Performance Review

  • Optional modules

    • Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
    • Exercise and Health
    • Applied Sport and Exercise Biomechanics
    • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
    • Sports Nutrition
    • Strength and Conditioning

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

8th

Our Sport Science courses are ranked 8th by Guardian University Guide 2018

In more detail...

  • Continuous opportunities for reflective practice in personal and professional development.
  • An annual coaching conference for third year students to present their work and develop conference-style communication skills valuable for both interview and industrial networking scenarios.
  • Links with National Health Service (NHS) clinical services such as cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation and local authority healthy living initiatives, which increases your employment opportunities.
  • Opportunities to work with athletes or client groups through work experience modules and/or volunteering to become involved in a wide range of research and consultancy work undertaken by teaching staff and postgraduate students.

A teaching team with links to various sports teams and organisations including Coventry City Football Club (CCFC) and Coerver Coaching.

Your course will be based on lectures, with associated laboratory/practical classes, workshop activities and tutorials.

In addition, you will be assigned a personal tutor who will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice.

An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows:

  • Coursework, tests, essays: 40%
  • Formal examinations: 25%
  • Group work: 15%
  • Practical or project work: 10%
  • Presentations, posters: 10%

A compulsory Add+vantage module must also be completed

25% assessed by exams

In a typical week, you may have about 18 contact hours of study, which would break down on average as follows: 

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 2 hours of tutorial (or, later, individual project supervision) each week.
  • Medium-group teaching: 6 hours of workshops or labs each week.
  • Large-group teaching: 10 hours of lectures each week.

In addition, you will be expected to spend 18 hours each week studying and revising in your own time.

Our sandwich degree option allows a full-year work placement, which can be taken abroad, or you can undertake a study year abroad. The University runs a number of specific schemes to allow you periods of overseas study or work experience and the University offers a number of grants to enable such visits. A number of students in our School have been successful in securing places on these schemes for example in Spain, France, Canada and the US.

The department has research links with Canada, Brazil and Australia, and students can progress to postgraduate study with these collaborators. Teaching staff also ensure that they bring their internationally rated research expertise into their teaching.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,101

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16



16,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our students say...

The course had some brilliant opportunities to get hands on experience in the labs and to apply what I learnt in different environments.

Alex Stott

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: HLSU175
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
BCC to include Biology or PE. Excludes General Studies. DMM in a Biology or Sport Science subject. 27 points to include a minimum of 5 in Biology at Higher level. Minimum 5 GCSEs at A*-C to include English, Maths and two Sciences subjects at grade C or above, or specified equivalents.

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three
 A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

The Access Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit of which 15 must be in specified subject units* e.g. Biology and/or Sport Science.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

 


*Biology units: for Human Biosciences, Biomedical Science, Biological and Forensic Sciences, Medical and Pharmacological Sciences.
Biology and/or Chemistry Units: for Analytical Chemistry and Forensic Science, Food and Nutrition
Science units: for Environmental Health.
Biology and/or Sport Science units: for Sport and Exercise Science, Sports Therapy, Exercise Nutrition and Health.

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.

English as a Foreign Language An IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

English as a Foreign Language An IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

What our students say...

The course had some brilliant opportunities to get hands on experience in the labs and to apply what I learnt in different environments.

Alex Stott

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£13,015 (per year)


Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

As well as covering UK field trips, key materials and laser print, the fees for this course also include:

  • Sport and Exercise Science clothing
  • Student membership of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) for final year students
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (formally CRB Disclosure) for those undertaking placements with children
  • Free copy of SPSS statistics software


The following are additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional training course and assessment fee to gain Coaching and Gym Instructor qualifications
  • Any optional overseas visits and field trips: £400+ per trip

What our students say...

The course had some brilliant opportunities to get hands on experience in the labs and to apply what I learnt in different environments.

Alex Stott

Career prospects

Due to the practical nature of our course and development opportunities, students acquire a wide range of skills and knowledge.

You are strongly encouraged to take a year out in a work placement or take a shorter work experience module in your second year studies.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences’ own Employability and Placements Unit can help you to find suitable work placements and give you advice on how to get the most out of them.

90%

of our graduates are in work or further study six months after the course

DHLE 2014/15

Where our graduates work

Some of our graduates have gone on to work with specific sports teams including CCFC and British Cycling. Others have gone on to work with governing bodies of sport.

The leisure industry is a major employer in the UK and many of our students go into managerial and service delivery roles in leisure and health centres, as well as teaching and research.

Graduates who are more interested in the medical and health applications of exercise science can go on to work within cardiac and other rehabilitation teams within the NHS, or with local councils within sports development or exercise for health schemes.

£20k

Our graduates earn an average salary of £20,000 six months after the course (DHLE 2014/15)

What our students say...

The course had some brilliant opportunities to get hands on experience in the labs and to apply what I learnt in different environments.

Alex Stott
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.