This course enables you to explore and understand sport and exercise using the main disciplines of biomechanics, physiology and psychology, in relation to both high-performance and recreational participants.
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In your first year, you will focus on developing the basics of how the body and mind work within sport and exercise whilst improving your study and research skills. Your second year will build on this, developing your understanding and experience of the application of sport and exercise science knowledge and skills.
You will also receive training in improving your subject specific knowledge and applying practical skills. In your final year, you will undertake an independent project enabling you to investigate an area of your choice, with an opportunity to specialise in two of the three sport and exercise science disciplines: applied sport biomechanics, physiology and exercise psychology.
You will gain a thorough understanding of how the body functions and moves, how and why people behave as they do, and how to enhance performance. You will also develop relevant practical skills within laboratory and real-life settings. You will benefit from the use of hi-tech facilities to debate current issues in the subject, and develop your ability to communicate sport and exercise science information effectively to a range of audiences at regional, national and international level. This will give you the chance to gain entry to a range of graduate level jobs and postgraduate study within sport and exercise sciences.
As a student on this course, you will be a member of the University of Wolverhampton’s Institute of Sport. This gives you a range of exciting benefits/opportunities. Here are just a few:
“The University has helped me a great deal and it’s been a privilege to be mentored by successful staff who have great research interests.”
“I am really enjoying studying at the University. The sports facilities are really impressive on Walsall Campus and I am developing a real interest in sports physiology and psychology.”
“I have found that my sports degree from the University of Wolverhampton gave me a really good foundation for my current job, the knowledge and the practical work I did was invaluable. The lecturers were really knowledgeable and helpful too.”
You will be well prepared to pursue employment and/or further training in a variety of sport and exercise careers including: Biomechanist, Clinical Cardiac Physiologist, Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Dietitian, Exercise Physiologist, Sports Science Support, Fitness Instructor / Personal Trainer, GP Referral Exercise Consultant, Health Promotion Specialist, Lecturer in Higher Education, Performance Analyst, Physical Activity Development Manager, Researcher, Respiratory Physiologist, Sports Development Officer, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Uniformed Services, Teacher.
For further information on careers in Sport & Exercise Science, please see the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences Guide to Careers in Sport & Exercise Sciences.
As a graduate of this course you will be able to:
Recognised by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) for the purposes of endorsement by the BASES Undergraduate Endorsement Scheme (BUES).
Students will be expected to demonstrate an active interest or enthusiasm in at least one sport or activity.
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Entry to this course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.
|Part time #||£2,780|
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2016/7. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 323135
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study