Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons) 2020/21 entry

Course code:

C600

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:

2020/21 fees TBC*
2019/20 fees - £9,250

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Overview

This course is designed to enable you to help people to achieve their potential by applying scientific principles to the way the body functions during sport and exercise.

The multi-disciplinary and applied nature of this degree aims to prepare you for a career in sport or exercise, including scientific support, exercise training, health promotion and rehabilitation.

On this course, in the first two years your learning is underpinned by the three key pillars of exercise physiology, psychology and biomechanics, reflecting developments within the industry. You will have the opportunity to learn how the healthy human body works during exercise, how the body responds to training, as well as how sport and physical activity promote health. In the final year there is an independent research project as well as discipline specialisation.

This course is currently endorsed by the British Association for Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and has been mapped against their accreditation framework, which covers practical ability in laboratory techniques, reflective practice, theoretical basis of the physiology and psychology of sports and exercise.

Sport and Exercise Science has been taught at Coventry University for almost 20 years and Coventry University is ranked 13th for research quality in this area (Sport Science) in the Complete University Guide 2020

See the facilities available in our brand new Alison Gingell 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 endorsed by the following bodies:

The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences

This course is the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). The University’s accreditation with BASES shall be up for renewal in September 2021. Whilst the University hopes and anticipates that any renewal would be successful, if the renewal were to be unsuccessful, this course would no longer be accredited and we would notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

Our Facilities

Hospital Wards

Hospital Wards

We have two fully-equipped mock hospital wards, each containing 4 beds. The wards are built to NHS standards and contain moveable beds, first aid equipment and patient monitoring tools.

Simulation Ambulance

Ambulance

Our facilities include a mock ambulance, which students can use as part of their studies, to help simulate the patient journey. This gives students the opportunity to learn in situations that mirror real life scenarios.

Strength and Conditioning Suite

Strength and Conditioning Suite

Our multi-purpose suite is equipped with multiple Olympic lifting platforms, a 20m gait analysis track, an anti-gravity treadmill and even a 3D motion capture system!

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

The political and health sector focus on health and fitness has heightened the demand for sport and exercise scientists and performance consultants.

On this course, you will have the opportunity to learn 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.

Our aim is to effectively prepare you for professional employment, your learning is underpinned by the three key pillars of exercise physiology, psychology and biomechanics, reflecting developments within the industry. For example, we consider the effect of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and exercise in extreme conditions.

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.

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

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

Modules

  • Research Skills in Sport and Exercise Science

    This module introduces you to the key skills needed for sport and exercise science research. The key concepts of reflective practice, evidence-based practice and interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary work are introduced. Key aspects of the scientific method will be developed. You will learn about types of information and how to find and use appropriate information for scientific purposes. You will be introduced to experimental design and also analysis of data. Data presentation in various formats for a variety of different scientific and non-scientific audiences will also be considered. 

  • Exploring Sport and Exercise Science

    This module seeks to provide you with a foundation in Sport and Exercise Science as an academic discipline. It is designed to encourage reflection upon current theory and practice across the key disciplines within sport and exercise science, namely: exercise physiology, biomechanics, sport and exercise psychology, nutrition and coaching as well as British, European and International perspectives. It will provide an opportunity for you to understand the subject and will draw examples across sport and exercise domains, from elite sports performance to exercise for health benefit.

  • Functional Anatomy and Movement

    The aim of this module is to study the structure and function of the skeletal and the neuromuscular systems in order to understand the principles that govern human movement. You will build your knowledge of human anatomy and relate this to important underpinning tissue mechanics to consider the role of different biological tissues in human movement. The module will further focus on developing an understanding of principal biomechanical theory such as linear and angular kinetics and kinematics and their application to human movement. The module will have a particular focus on standing, gait and jumping mechanics.

  • Professional Skills in Sport and Exercise Science

    This professional skills module will develop an introductory knowledge, understanding, and practice of the key laboratory and field based skills required to be a safe and effective practitioner within the five Sport and Exercise Science disciplines i.e. exercise physiology, nutrition, biomechanics, psychology and coaching. Further, you will be introduced to the professional competencies, expectations, and employment opportunities of a British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist.

  • Exercise Physiology

    This module aims to provide an understanding of human physiological systems and their integration in relation to exercise. The module provides an integrated systems approach to both the function and control of human physiology across the exercise spectrum. The module will focus on a range of the main physiological systems, with supporting laboratory classes designed to apply and demonstrate the underlying physiological constructs from lecture material. This module will complement other year one modules by introducing the areas of the muscular system, nervous system and energy system.

  • Motor Learning and Control

    This module introduces you to the principles of motor learning and skill acquisition in sport and exercise. You will gain an understanding of the structure and function of the brain, how skills are learnt and methods of structuring the environment to maximise learning and performance. There will also be the opportunity to evaluate current research and gain practical skills in laboratory and tutorial settings.

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, biomechanics, applications of sport and exercise psychology and how all these factors integrate to achieve successful performance.

Modules

  • Measurement and Evaluation

    This module aims to expand upon and develop the skills and knowledge required by professionals working within a Sport and Exercise Science setting. The importance of understanding research in relation to informing an evidence-based approach to practice for Sport and Exercise Scientists will be pursued. Lectures will consider study design and data analysis using standard software packages in computer laboratory classes. In addition, an evaluation of professional development planning (PDP) covering a range of personal development and employability exercises, including reflection, self-awareness and opportunity awareness in relation to seeking future employment will be completed. Students will also be required to obtain work experience.

  • The Applied Sport and Exercise Scientist

    This module aims to expand both generic and specific skills and knowledge required by professionals working within an applied sport and exercise science setting. You will design an intervention and collect appropriate data to determine the efficacy of the intervention and to experience working with data collection outside the constraints of conventional laboratory classes. Key skills and underlying theories from the main sport and exercise science disciplines of physiology, psychology, biomechanics, and nutrition will be developed.

  • Physiology of Training

    This module builds on the knowledge of physiological response to acute bouts of exercise acquired in year 1. You will study the physiological changes that occur with different types of training. The training types likely to be covered include endurance (aerobic) training, sprint (anaerobic) training, resistance training and cross training. The general principles of exercise prescription and training covered at year one will also be expanded by lectures and laboratory classes relating to understanding the rationale behind specific training methods such as interval training.

  • Applied Biomechanics

    The aim of this module is to study recent advances in biomechanical analysis and their application to sport and exercise. The use of selected examples will enable you to study a range of more advanced analytical methods, to critically assess their strengths and limitations and to appreciate their application. The emphasis is on lead lectures to introduce analytical techniques followed by students working on their own or in small group to apply these methods to chosen examples.

  • Principles in Sport and Exercise Psychology

    This module examines the theoretical underpinning of key principles within sport and exercise psychology, including motor learning and control. Emphasis will be placed on the application of these concepts to real world sporting examples in order to develop understanding. The theoretical underpinning and application of psychological skills techniques will be introduced as a way in which the practitioner can work with athletes to improve their performance.

  • Project Proposal

    The initial stages of the scientific research process will be applied identify and develop a research question within a chosen topic area. An independent research study will then be designed and communicated in the form of a research proposal. This assessment will showcase, amongst other things, your ability to seek and identify relevant information, develop research question(s) and make evidence based informed judgments.

    These are all key graduate level skills desired by employers as they are often representative of an individual’s ability to perform work-based tasks such as write reports, develop business cases and conduct audits.

    You will also gain valuable experience in exploring ethical and health and safety issues, including completing appropriate documentation, surrounding your proposed research.

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

After your second year, you can choose to take an optional sandwich year; studying abroad, working on professional placement, or a combination of the two.

Please note that such placements and study abroad opportunities may be subject to additional costs, application processes, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements).

Modules

  • Professional Placement

  • Enhancement Year

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 .

Modules

  • Independent Sport and Exercise Science Project

    Within this module, you conduct, analyse, interpret and communicate, via a scientific abstract and oral presentation, a scientific investigation in a specialised area of sport and exercise science. You will be expected to demonstrate your ability to work independently and show high levels of organizational skills throughout all phases of your work. Once analysed, data must be presented and critically evaluated in light of the current literature.

  • Project and Performance Review

    This module introduces you to conventional appraisal and performance review panels with which they are likely to encounter within their future work environments. The module will allow you to take ownership of your final year project and career development activities through reflective activities common to most appraisal processes.

    In addition, this module provides the opportunity for you to evaluate and practice specific practical skills and methods relevant to your proposed research.

  • Optional modules

    • Applied Exercise Physiology: This module builds on the knowledge gained in both year one and year two regarding physiological responses to acute and chronic bouts of exercise. You will apply this knowledge to specific sport and exercise scenarios such as acclimation to different environments, newly developed training techniques or contentious debates within the exercise physiology arena. The module is therefore designed to provide an enquiring and rationale based approach to current thoughts, theories and practices.
    • Exercise and Health: This module will examine the interactions between exercise and health and develop your critical appraisal of the physiological basis of this evidence. Beneficial effects of exercise in preventing disease will be considered across the lifespan. In addition, you will develop an understanding of the exercise guidelines and the evidence supporting them. 
    • Applied Sport and Exercise Biomechanics: The aim this module is to apply the fundamental biomechanical principles and skills developed in year 1 and year 2 biomechanics. You will design, conduct and report on a group research project focusing on either enhancing performance or reducing the injury risk in an appropriate sport and exercise task. Further you will be introduced to more advanced analyses of isolated and complex systems. As such, this will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practical competencies required to work within both field and laboratory based settings within sport and exercise biomechanics. 
    • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology: This module focuses on current issues and concepts within the field of sport and exercise psychology. Focus is placed on creating knowledge of the essential skills necessary to successfully fulfil the role of a sport and exercise psychology practitioner. Emphasis is also placed on creating an understanding of the work of a practitioner in elite performance environments. Philosophy of practice is considered alongside ethical guidelines and BASES Code of Conduct. 
    • Sports Nutrition:  Nutrition plays a crucial role in an athlete’s preparation, performance and recovery. The aim of this module is to provide a scientific basis for sports nutrition that covers the background principles and rationale for current nutritional guidelines for athletes. The main findings of both classic and contemporary research studies will be reviewed and their limitations critiqued. The module will also involve critically reviewing the effectiveness and potential mechanisms of action of the latest and / or most popular supplements. 
    • Strength and Conditioning: This module builds upon the knowledge and understanding of the five Sport and Exercise Science disciplines which are most relevant to the strength and conditioning practitioner. You will be introduced to the professional competencies, expectations, and employment opportunities of a strength and conditioning coach. The primary emphasis of the module is placed upon applied physiology and biomechanics. As such, this will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practical competencies required to work with a variety of populations within the field of strength and conditioning. You will also develop the skills and abilities required to perform, teach and prescribe fundamental strength and conditioning activities. 

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.

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

13th

We are ranked as the 13th best University in the United Kingdom - Guardian University Guide 2019

In more detail...

  • Expert guest lecturers, which in the past included public health, obesity and sport performance.
  • Field trips, which in the past have included visits to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwick metabolic lab (additional costs may apply).
  • Learn about the latest issues relating to the theory and practice of sport and exercise science through case studies and exposure to the applied environment.
  • We have experts in sport and exercise psychology, physiology, exercise and health, strength and conditioning, biomechanics and nutrition, many conducting ongoing research and consultancy.
  • Strong track record for graduate employability - 95% of graduates from this course in work or continuing their studies six months after graduation (DLHE 2016/17).
  • Access to industry-standard software, including those for assessing dietary analysis and energy expenditure and specialist equipment, including fat suits, an environmental chamber and a range of ergometers and metabolic carts.
  • Endorsed by and meets the level of understanding and competencies required by the British Association for Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), the sector’s leading professional body, enabling you to apply for accreditation following a period of supervised experience as a sport and exercise scientist.

Your main study themes are:

  • Exercise Physiology: Exploring physiological adaptations and responses (acute and chronic) as a result of strength training, applied sport and exercise science, examining exercise in different populations, together with use of appropriate physiological assessment techniques. 
  • Biomechanics: The biomechanical factors influencing sports performance and associated activities, as well as appropriate biomechanical assessment techniques. 
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology: Psychological factors influencing sport and exercise performance, the use of psychological strategies to enhance and/or explain sport and exercise performance

 

 

The course is available as a three or four-year course, with the latter incorporating a work placement or study year in a related field (which may be subject to additional costs, application processes, availability and meeting any applicable visa requirements).

A variety of teaching methods including lectures, seminars, tutorials, group work and practical skills sessions to develop experimental/practical techniques and the ability to make accurate observations and assess errors. This includes performance and fitness testing, body composition assessment and physical activity monitoring.

A series of workshops will be delivered as part of this course during the first year of study with the aim of developing your scientific writing, research and laboratory skills. In laboratory sessions, you will learn key experimental techniques and develop essential experimental, data handling, reporting and broader scientific skills, such as literature researching, information technology, bioinformatics, data processing and the use of statistics.  

Throughout the course, you will receive insight from the latest research and input from current practitioners.

 

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

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include coursework, tests, essays, formal examinations, group work, presentations/posters and practical or project work.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

On successful completion, you should have knowledge of:

  • Aspects of human physiological systems, their control during exercise, their limitations on sports performance and their changes with training.
  • The biomechanical principles involved in the execution of skills and equipment usage in sporting activities.
  • The psychological factors associated with the acquisition of skills, sport performance and exercise participation.
  • The biochemical factors that limit performance during exercise, changes that occur with training and the nutritional factors that affect sport performance and training.
  • The design, implementation and evaluation of the processes and outcomes of fitness and coaching programmes and interventions.
  • The positive role of exercise and physical activity in the prevention and treatment of disease. Health problems caused by activity, including overtraining and injuries

 

On successful completion, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the key skills of a sport and exercise scientist: reflective practice; evidence based practice; interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary practice; generic and specialised practical skills; health and safety (eg. good laboratory practice) and ethical considerations.
  • Research, critique and present scientific information to scientific and other recipients.
  • Demonstrate problem solving and apply scientific information.
  • Design and implement scientific investigations, including data collection, analysis and interpretation.

During the course you will experience a higher level of supervised teaching and practical hours in year 1, decreasing each year as you develop and become more self-guided and independent in preparation for roles after graduation.

In a typical teaching week in your first year, you will have up to 11 ‘contact’ hours of study This generally breaks down as:

  • 3 hours of lead lectures
  • 2 hours of practical sessions per week
  • 6 hours of tutorials/workshops

In addition, you will be expected to undertake a further 18 hours of self-directed study each week e.g. working on course assignments.

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 several specific schemes to allow you periods of overseas study or work experience and the University offers multiple grants to enable such visits (subject to availability and competitive application). 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 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

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 2016/17)


3,482

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17


21,000

and counting

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


12

global programmes

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

What our students say

Studying at Coventry University has provided me with so much more than I imagined. From exciting course content to excellent facilities, brilliant placement opportunities, and inspiring and supportive lecturers, Sport and Exercise Science was definitely the right course for me!

Alex Dobell, current student

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: HLSU175
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
BBC to include Biology or PE. Excludes General Studies. DMM in the BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma in a Biology or Sport Science related subject. 30 points to include a minimum of grade 5 in Biology at Higher Level. Minimum 5 GCSEs at A*-C to include English, Maths and two Sciences.

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three
 A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer for certain courses, 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. 

We will accept Extended Diploma or Diploma in combination with another A Level equivalent.

 


*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.

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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.

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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 2020

2020/21 fees TBC*
2019/20 fees - £9,250 (per year)


UK 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 2020

2020/21 fees TBC*
2019/20 fees - £9,250 (per year)


EU Scholarships

For the September 2019 intake we're investing in a range of EU Academic Excellence scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2020

2020/21 fees TBC*
2019/20 fees - £14,400 (per year)


International Scholarships

For the September 2019 intake we're investing in a wide range of Academic Excellence scholarships for high achieving and enterprising international students. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

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

EU student fees

EU nationals and their family members starting in the 2019/20 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

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

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. They can also help you to find suitable work placements and give you advice on how to get the most out of them.

In addition to developing your skills and experience through the course you will also be provided with opportunities including completing a work placement or completing a summer internship (which may be subject to additional costs, application and availability). Both activities allow you to demonstrate to potential employers that you can apply your skills and knowledge. The university can help you to find suitable work placements and give you advice on how to get the most out of them.
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96%

of graduates are in work or further study 6 months after graduation

DLHE 2016/17

Where our graduates work

Some of our graduates have gone on to work with specific sports teams including Coventry City FC and British Cycling.

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 (DLHE 2014/15)

What our students say

I have had so many opportunities to gain valuable experience and improve as a person, including a trip to Lithuania and a vast quantity of volunteering in schools, delivering interventions looking to improve physical activity levels in children. The most important experience has been my sandwich placement year, which has not only equipped me with the necessary experience and skills for the future but has also developed me on a personal level. I have connected with people in my field of interest and beyond from across the globe and I cannot thank the sports science staff at Coventry University enough for their support and guidance throughout my journey so far here, they have been incredible.

Charlotte Nelson
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. A copy of the 19/20 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the University.

The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, the University may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase for UK and EU Students is expected to be in line with inflation. For international students, the University may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.

Admission to this course is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and a successful interview. Find out about the application process

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