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BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Foundation Year

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Sport Science is the application of scientific principles to human performance via the interdisciplinary approaches of physiology, psychology, and biomechanics.

Location

Regent College London

January 2023

April 2023

June 2023

September 2023

Timetable

Weekday / Weekend /Evening Classes

Duration

4 years

Fee

£9,250 per year (Home fee)

Levels

RQF Level 3-6

Assessment

Course work and written exam plus Formative Assessment (FAS)

Delivered in partnership with

St. Marys University

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Overview

Delivered in partnership with St Mary’s University, the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Foundation Year covers a range of modules that will equip you for the world of work. Physical activity and sports play a leading role in today’s global society from coaching and helping athletes recover from injury to competing in international events.

You will gain access to a faculty of industry experts and the best tutors in their academic field. Our flexible teaching deliver method allows you to decide how and when to study.

The modules cover areas such as Physiology of Exercise, Sports Biomechanics and Environmental Physiology. Our facilities and experienced academic tutors combined will ensure you get the most from your time with Regent College London and prepare you for your future career.

Why should I study BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Foundation Year?

The degree has been designed to enable you to enter an undergraduate degree even if you do not hold traditional qualifications or cannot meet the necessary requirements to enter the standard three-year degree. The foundation year of this degree provides you with a grounding to learn the core modules of the course, in turn, building your confidence, knowledge, and skills for further study.

You will benefit from studying at our central London study location, with access to St Mary’s University’s long and unique association with sport that also has good access to professional sports clubs. Your Sport and Exercise Science degree takes our extensive experience in this area and uses it to provide an applied focus, exploring the factors that contribute to enhanced sports performance.

A 2019 report by the Physiological Society found that students get £5.50 back in higher wages for each £1 spent on a Sport and Exercise Science degree. This would give you an extra £667,000 in earnings across your working life, compared to if you finished your education after your A Levels.

Modules

Foundation Year

  • Introduction to Research Methods and Individual Project (Core)
  • The Chemistry of Nature (Core)
  • Foundation of Life (Core)
  • Principles of Physics and Mathematics (Core)

Year 1

  • Introduction to Research (Core)
  • Physiology of Exercise (Core)
  • Fundamentals of Sport Psychology and Skill Acquisition (Core)
  • Functional Anatomy (Core)
  • Fundamentals of Biomechanics (Core)
  • Practical Field Tests in Sport (Core)

Year 2

  • Research Methods (Core)
  • Physiology of Training (Optional)
  • Social Psychology of Sport (Optional)
  • Neuromechanics of Human Movement (Optional)
  • Sports Biomechanics (Optional)
  • Testing and Monitoring in Sport (Optional)
  • Contemporary Issues in PE and Sport (Optional)
  • Skill Acquisition 1 (Optional)
  • Notational Analysis (Optional)
  • Experience and Employment in Sport (Optional)

Year 3

  • Research Project (Core)
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology (Optional)
  • Environmental Physiology (Optional)
  • Applied Sport Psychology (Optional)
  • Experimental Biomechanics (Optional)
  • Applied Biomechanics (Optional)
  • Performance Analysis (Optional)
  • Professional Observation (Optional)
  • Issues in Sport, Health, and Exercise (Optional)
  • Advanced Skill Acquisition (Optional)
  • Advanced Contemporary Issues in PE and Sport (Optional)

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements:

  • 48 UCAS points (or equivalent)
  • GCSE Maths grade C/4 and English grade C/4
  • IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) for any applicants whose first language is not English.

 Non-standard applicant requirements:

Access qualifications:

  • 45 credits on your Access Course
  • IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) for any applicants whose first language is not English.

Alternative assessment:

For mature students (those over 21 years old), or those requiring an alternative kind of assessment:

  • You must take part in an academic interview to demonstrate your non-academic achievements, such as work experience.
  • IELTS score of 5.0 (no grade below 4.5)

How to Apply

Each of our courses have different entry requirements and a different admission process. We encourage you to look at our course pages and the How to apply section for detailed information.

From choosing your desired course, writing your personal statement and submitting the application, you can count on our friendly Recruitment Team for help and guidance at every step of the way. Get in touch to make an initial appointment to discuss your situation.

Career Prospects

As there is a growing interest in sport and exercise science, there are increased job opportunities available. Upon graduating, you can explore a range of job roles, which include:

  • Exercise physiologist
  • Fitness centre manager
  • Personal trainer
  • Primary school teacher
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Sports administrator
  • Sports coach
  • Sports development officer

Regent College London aims to provide current information for our prospectus and website at all times however, it may occasionally be unable to run an advertised course for reasons of operational viability and student experience. In the event that a course is unable to run, or is only available at a different location, we will advise applicants and enrolled students at the earliest possible opportunity in writing. Applicants and students will, wherever feasible, be offered an alternative course or location of study.

Location

Regent College London

January 2023

April 2023

June 2023

September 2023

Timetable

Weekday / Weekend /Evening Classes

Duration

4 years

Fee

£9,250 per year (Home fee)

Levels

RQF Level 3-6

Assessment

Course work and written exam plus Formative Assessment (FAS)

Delivered in partnership with

St. Marys University

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