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BSc (Hons) inApplied Sports Science

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This programme enables the 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, as well as developing an understanding of the sociological underpinning of sport. 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.
Awarded by:Loughborough University

Key Facts

Start Dates:

  • September 2024

Level:

6

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time

Course Duration:

3 Years

UCAS Code:

C604

College Code:

TFK2011

Course
Content

Your learning will include lectures, seminars, online activities, workshops, practical tasks, laboratory skills, peer-group learning and independent study.

Our subject specialist staff will deliver highly engaging and interactive, practical and theory sessions in line with their personal expertise and research activities.

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 maximise your full potential. Regular group work and research are key features, where you will gain communication, teamwork, critical thinking and analytical skills to enhance your transition into employment or postgraduate studies.

Assessments include a range of exams, essays, projects, practicals, presentations and reports. Such diversity allows you to experience and refine various academic and professional skills. An Academic Tutor will work with you throughout the duration of your programme, supporting your development and academic progress.

Modules

YEAR 1

  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Research and Academic Skills
  • Human Physiology
  • Biomechanics and Human Movement
  • Sociology of Sport
  • Introduction to Physical Activity and Health
  • Principles of Teaching and Coaching
  • Injury Prevention

YEAR 2

  • Employability and Placement
  • Research Methods
  • Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Biomechanics of Sports Injuries
  • Nutrition for Sports Performance
  • Pedagogy in Sport and Physical Education
  • Contemporary Issues in Sport
  • Sports Development Planning in Practice
  • Physical Activity and Health Promotion
  • Talent Identification and Development
  • Strength and Conditioning

YEAR 3

  • Research Project
  • Advanced Topics in Exercise & Health Physiology
  • Applied Performance Analysis
  • Strength and Conditioning Training
  • Applied Sport Psychology
  • Physical Education and Teaching
  • Advanced Topics in Physical Activity and Health
  • Advanced Topics in Sports Biomechanics
  • Issues in Health and Elite Sport
  • Performance Nutrition
  • Sports Policy and Governance
  • Advanced Topics in Exercise Psychology
  • Performance Physiology

Entry
Requirements

96 UCAS points

GCSEs or equivalent in English Language and Maths at grade 4/C or above.

Progression
Opportunities

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 within professional sport.

Course Costs

Programme Costs (Per Year):

  • Full Time (FT):

  • UK / EU Residents: £8,950
  • Non EU: £12,500

The fees and information stated on this page are for the 2024/25 academic year and may change for the 2025/26 academic year. We will update fee and course information for 2025/26 as soon as it is available.

You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included, while studying a course within the sports department are listed below:

  • DBS checks, where required, are included in the fees.
  • The cost of all assessments at first attempt are included in your course fees, but if you do not pass at first attempt, you will be responsible for resit fees at a cost of £40 per module.
  • Field trips are available throughout your programme. Whilst these are not compulsory to complete the degree programme, where a field trip is present costs are normally covered but you are expected to make a contribution towards food, which varies depending on duration of the trip.
  • The department runs a number of additional visits/ workshops/ qualifications for which students are not usually asked for payment. A refundable deposit may be required which is normally around £20. The deposit is refunded upon attendance/ successful completion of the course. There may be some food and drink costs and you should budget for day trips, which will vary depending on duration and venue.
  • All work is electronically submitted, however you will need to provide a printed copy of your final dissertation and a poster. The estimated cost for this is around £20-£25 per student in the final year.
  • You are required to purchase departmental kit for practical activities associated with your course (e.g. coaching, lab sessions, fitness testing). The price will be around £30-£100 depending on items ordered.

Please click here for a full breakdown of our fees policy

Find out more about the course costs and Financial Support available, or contact our Undergraduate Admission Team for more information.

Disclaimer

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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