Institute of Human Sciences

Sport and Exercise Science

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

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code C604
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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years), Part-time (6 years)
  • Campus Location Walsall Campus
  • School Institute of Human Sciences
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Why choose this course?

This exciting and applied course has been endorsed through the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Undergraduate Endorsement Scheme (BUES), and provides undergraduates with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills essential to enter work within in the sport and exercise industry. 

Further enhancing your employment opportunities, the course is also endorsed by the Charted Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMPSA), ensuring that you meet the requirements of potential employers. Course content aligns with the employer-set professional standards of a gym instructor and will equip you with all the skills and competencies you'll need to stand out from the crowd.

The course covers the biomechanical, physiological, and psychological influences on human performance in sport, exercise, 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 wellbeing.

For more information about sport at the University of Wolverhampton please see our WLV Sport Page

 

What happens on the course?

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  • You will be taught by inspirational teaching staff who bring their internationally rated research expertise, and applied experience into their teaching.
  • You will study sport and exercise science in a variety of teaching environments across all modules. This includes learning in practical, laboratory, and workshop settings to ensure you gain a wealth of applied experience during your studies and have opportunities to be taught in our cutting-edge laboratories and excellent sports facilities.
  • In addition to studying the core disciplines that underpin sport and exercise science, you will study modules specifically tailored to applying this knowledge.
  • Throughout the course you will study employability related modules, which enable you to explore sport and exercise science related career pathways and engage in your personal career development planning. Thus, preparing you for graduate-level employment in a competitive industry.
  • You will have the opportunity to work with a range professional sport organisations, clubs, and university sports teams to develop industry skills relevant to a career in sport and exercise science. Including opportunities with some of our partners such as Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Walsall FC, and GB Judo.
  • You will have the opportunity to transfer to an optional sandwich placement year. Our sandwich placement option allows you to take a full-year work placement, which can be undertaken abroad. A number of students in our department have been successful in securing places on these schemes in countries such as Spain, France, Canada, and the US.
  • The course offers a flexible delivery structure which includes a mix of face-to-face and online learning. Wherever possible we record online and face-to-face teaching sessions, allowing even more flexibility to your learning options.
  • You will be supported by a personal tutor throughout your studies who will help you make the most of your time at the University of Wolverhampton.

The University's Department of Sport in the Institiute of Human Sciences has been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Department Award in recognition of their work to support gender equality.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

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Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Why Study Sport at the University of Wolverhampton

  • You will have access to our specialist sports facilities. These include: our human performance and human movement laboratories, equipped with cutting-edge technology such as an environmental chamber and a 3D motion capture system; physiotherapy and sports therapy suites; sports performance clinic; elite strength and conditioning suite; multi-million pound Sports Centre; 3G football pitch; tennis/netball courts.
  • We have a proud history of delivering sector-leading sports courses in partnership with major sporting organisations in the Black Country and West Midlands.
  • Free university-branded sports kit for all students in their first year.
  • You will have access to our motivating, high-level sports coaches who work with our University Sport teams.
  • We have sports scholarships available up to £4,500 across the three years of a degree (subject to successful scholarship application).
  • Your studies will be timetabled according to our block curriculum delivery model, which has been informed by student feedback and helps you plan and manage your time and learning effectively.

For more information about sport at the University of Wolverhampton please see our WLV Sport Page

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22
International Part-time £6725 per year# 2022-23

Additional Course Costs

Mandatory Costs

  • Enhanced DBS required at a minimum cost of £40. The cost of the DBS is determined by the Government and further information can be found here - GOV.UK / Disclosure and Barring Service.
  • 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 via My Course + More, 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

  Typical entry requirement: 112 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades BBC / CCA (at least one A Level should normally be in a Science subject (e.g. Applied Science; Biology; Human Biology; Physics; Chemistry; Environmental Science, Psychology, Health and Social Care or PE)
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades DMM in a Sport and/or Science subject
  • BTEC L3 Diploma - grades DD in a Sport and/or Science subject
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma Full award (60 credits) a min of 45 credits at Level 3 inc 24 at Merit or Distinction
  • 1st4sport Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activities or 1st4sport Level 3 Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence - grade Distinction

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements

Entry to this course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check and an Occupational Health 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 £40.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee.

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

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).

Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)

Endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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01902 32 22 22

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