Institute of Human Sciences

Sport and Exercise Science

BSc (Hons) Part-time 6 years, Full-time 3 years

This exciting and applied course covers the physiological, biomechanical and psychological influences on human performance and health.

This exciting and applied course covers the physiological, biomechanical and psychological influences on human performance and health.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code C604
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  • Start Date(s) 23 September 2019, 21 September 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (6 years), Full-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location Walsall Campus
  • School Institute of Human Sciences

Why choose this course?



This exciting and applied course covers the physiological, biomechanical and psychological influences on human performance and health. You will examine how individuals respond and adapt to sport and exercise in a variety of settings, and learn how to design interventions to maximise performance and promote health for a range of people.

This may include elite athletes or clinical populations such as those with obesity or cardiac rehabilitation patients. You will also explore local, national and international public health and sport initiatives that aim to encourage a physically active population. This course is therefore ideal if you wish to work in applied settings such as professional sport, exercise referral schemes, community physical activity programmes and professional environments that promote active lifestyles and well-being.

What happens on the course?

             

Learning activities on this course will include:

  • Lectures
  • Seminar discussion
  • Practical sessions
  • Workshops

Assessment methods on this course will include:

  • Practical
  • Presentation
  • Portfolio
  • Report

Assessment has a focus on real-world skills that will be required for a Sport and Exercise Scientists. There is an emphasis on portfolios, reports, presentations and coursework. Level 4 introduces you to the sport and exercise science landscape, career routes, and basic research skills. Level 4 assessments will also have a contemporary, ‘applied’ focus. For example, in Measurement and evaluation you will look at the latest monitoring and evaluation techniques and how these can be used in a multidisciplinary team to address real world questions.

For some assessments you will present ideas to those in industry, promoting the development of real-world skills and networking opportunities throughout. 


Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Our Graduates leave The University of Wolverhampton with much more than a degree, they leave with the skills to kick start their careers! 

Don't just take our word for it, hear from our recent graduate Lowri Walker (September, 2019):

Video | Press Release 

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Why study sport at the University of Wolverhampton?

  • Placement opportunities available with West Bromwich Albion FC, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, the Black Country Consortium, Worcester Warriors, Walsall FC and more.
  • International placement opportunities.
  • Free sports kit for every new student in their first year.
  • Great sport and exercise science laboratories including force platforms, a 3D motion analysis system, an EMG muscle activity monitoring system and an isokinetic dynamometer which can measure specialised aspects of muscle performance.

And much more!!

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

Additional Course Costs

Mandatory Costs

  • DBS required for this course at a minimum cost of £50
  • Uniform and ID badges are provided for this course, however the University of Wolverhampton reserves the right to charge for extra uniform should this be required.
  • You will be required to provide appropriate foot wear at a cost of approximately  £50-£60

Optional Costs

  • Various Sporting professional body memberships *prices will vary depending on body.
  • Various certified courses are available in Career Development week ranging from £0- £200

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

2019 Entry

  • BBC from A Levels including a science subject (eg:  Applied Science; Biology; Human Biology; Physics; Chemistry; Environmental Science, Psychology, Health and Social Care or PE
  • BTEC National Diploma grade DMM, 
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade DMM, BTEC QCF Diploma grade D*D*
  • 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 entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

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.

If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £44.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need to complete a physical activity readiness questionnaire prior to starting the course.

 

Olympic superstar Kristian Thomas has added a First Class degree from the University of Wolverhampton to his long list of accolades (September, 2019).

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The captain of Great Britain’s men’s gymnastics team at Rio 2016 said: "It’s a very proud moment after three years of hard work to be in the Grand Theatre with my cohort and my peers and the people who have helped me including the academic staff. I was out of education for quite a few years so to come back into it was a little bit daunting but they made that process so seamless. I’m very proud to come to the end of the three years and to come away with a first class honours as well."

Watch Kristian's full video here | Press Release (Express and Star)

British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES)

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

British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES)

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

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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