This three-year degree programme enables a multidisciplinary study of sport and exercise science at a higher level. You will gain a scientific understanding of core principles in human physiology, psychology and biomechanics, for the purposes of supporting elite sporting performance. You will have the opportunity to study in all major disciplines of sports science, as well as an introduction to research and laboratory skills, and a research project in your final year.
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Your learning will include lectures, seminars, online activities, workshops, practical tasks, laboratory skills, peer-group learning and independent study. Attention is paid to developing generic learning and academic skills required for success in higher education, particularly encouraging you to become an independent and self-motivated learner in order to achieve your full potential. Regular group work and research are key features, where you will gain communication, teamwork, and analytical skills to enhance your transition into employment or postgraduate studies. Assessments include a range of exams, essays, projects, presentations and reports. Such diversity allows you to experience and refine various academic and professional skills to prepare for your next steps. Your academic tutor will work closely with you throughout the duration of your programme, supporting your development and tracking your academic progress to ensure that you achieve your best.
All modules are 20 credits unless otherwise stated.
- Sport and Exercise Psychology
- Research and Academic Skills
- Human Physiology
- Fitness Training and Testing
- Biomechanics and Human Movement
- Sociology of Sport
- Employability and Placement
- Research Methods
- Sport and Exercise Physiology
- Sports Nutrition
Optional Modules (select 2 modules:
- Pedagogy in Sport and Physical Education OR Strength and Conditioning
- Contemporary Issues in Sport OR Psychology of Sport Performance
- Research Project (40 credits)
- Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
Optional Modules (select 3 modules):
- Applied Performance Analysis OR Applied Strength and Conditioning
- Applied Sport Psychology OR Physical Education and Teaching
- Physical Activity and Health OR Applied Biomechanics
- Issues in Health and Elite Sport OR Nutrition for Sports Performance
*Modules may be subject to change
- Off-site induction and teambuilding trips
- Students have the opportunity to apply to present their research at and attend the annual Student BASES Conference
- Opportunity to gain work experience placements through the Loughborough Sport Coach and Volunteer Academy, including sports science support and teaching placements
- Additional qualifications, workshops and courses, including coaching courses, first aid and safeguarding
- Students are eligible to compete for Loughborough University in BUCS competitions
- 96 UCAS points
- At least five GCSEs at level 4 or above, including English Language and Maths (or equivalent)
- We welcome applications from mature students over the age of 21 and may be flexible in our normal offer if you show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience of working within the industry.
UCAS code: C604
Following completion of this course, many students have gone on to apply for PGCE or teacher training programmes, or to study at master’s (MSc/MA) level. Others gain employment both within the sports industry and beyond, including graduate schemes in large organisations.
Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.
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