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The University of Wolverhampton

BSc (Hons)Sport and Exercise Science

Why choose this course?

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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The BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science‚Äč is just one of an exciting range of courses on offer at the University of Wolverhampton’s Institute of Sport. Why not come and visit us at one of our Open Days.

What happens on the course?

In the first year you will be introduced to the various scientific approaches to examining sport and exercise performance. As you do this you will build a range of research skills that will help you develop research project ideas and understand what is written about the subject. These skills will be further developed in your second year as you build your applied sport and exercise science knowledge, specifically in exercise physiology, biomechanics and sport & exercise psychology.

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 biomechanics, exercise physiology and sport & exercise psychology.

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.

Why Wolverhampton?

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:

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  • Access to fantastic specialist study and sports facilities.
  • As a graduate from the Institute of Sport you will be very employable. In the most recent annual national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey, over 99% of Institute of Sport graduates reported that they were in in work or further study six months after they had left university.
  • You will have access to our fantastic ‘Career Development Week’. During this week you will have the opportunity to gain additional vocational qualifications at a heavily subsidised cost.
  • Work placement opportunities and the Wolverhampton Enterprise and Employability Award are embedded in all of the Undergraduate Degrees within the Institute of Sport.
  • Free set of Institute of Sport kit from our official suppliers, Under Armour. Under Armour
  • Represent your university as part of Team Wolverhampton. Could you be a future winner of one our Sports Awards?
  • Apply for one of our Sports Scholarships worth up to £4,500.
  • Gain ‘real world’ experience through some of our exciting partnerships, such as our work with Walsall Football Club.
  • Free gym membership for students in Halls of Residence.
  • Take part in our Social Sport programme.
  • If you have some qualifications and experience in football coaching, there are opportunities to take a year out as part of our Pass it Forward initiative with West Bromwich Albion Football Club.
  • You will be based on the Walsall Campus which is the home of one of our partners, British Judo.

What our students think

“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.”

Career path

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.

What skills will you gain?

As a graduate of this course you will be able to:

  • use a range of specialist equipment and technologies and scientific methods relevant to sport and exercise science
  • understand and apply the latest sport and exercise science information and techniques
  • use a range of media to communicate effectively to a range of audiences, e.g. regionally, nationally and internationally
  • be creative in identifying and solving problems in a variety of academic, work and research settings
  • utilise key and subject specific skills to gain entry to postgraduate level study in sport and exercise sciences and graduate level employment.

Who accredits this course?

Recognised by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) for the purposes of endorsement by the BASES Undergraduate Endorsement Scheme (BUES).

Entry requirements

2017 Entry

  • A Levels, minimum grade CCC including a Science subject
  • BTEC National Diploma grade MMM, BTEC National Certificate grade DD in a Sports related subject
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DD in a Sports related subject
  • Access to HE Diploma full award
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International student language requirements and application guidance can be found at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply

Course fees and finance

2017/8 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £11,475
Part time # £2,835

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 2017/8. 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

Contact us

Telephone

01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

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