Kick start and enhance your career prospects with our new Sports & Exercise Science with integrated year in industry. This course is engineered to give you the head start in the increasingly competitive job market, and upon successful completion of this degree, you will have developed the skills and awareness all of which employers are seeking. Sports and Exercise Science at Aberystwyth University is endorsed by the British Association for Sports and Exercise Science (BASES). Our degree interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary in nature. We combine the disciplines such as Physiology, Psychology and Biomechanics. This degree prepares you to support athletes, promote physical activity and health and deliver exercise programmes as well as developing your research, data analysis, personal and employability skills.
Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS): 93% student satisfaction (NSS 2018)
98% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 3% more than Biological Science graduates nationally, (HESA 2018*)
Why study Sports and Exercise Science at Aberystwyth University?
- The syllabus of this course with the integrated year in industry is identical to its sister course BSc Sports & Exercise Science (C600), Your work experience must be relevant to this degree and the year is assessed which will count towards your degree grade.
- Students will have to organise their work experience under the guidance of our Director for Employability. There is no guarantee that the work experience will be paid. (If you cannot obtain a placement, then you must transfer to its sister course BSc Sports & Exercise Science C600).
- During your year in work experience, you will pay a discounted tuition fee of which the information can be found here.
- Study in a University that’s in the top 5 in the UK and 1st in Wales for student satisfaction (NSS,2017).
- Our degree focuses on scientific analysis of how the human body moves, exercises and performs sport.
- You will have the opportunity to explore sciences of biomechanics, physiology and psychology.
- You will learn how to maximise the performance of an individual athlete or team.
- Our degree will help you develop your understanding of the ways in which we can enhance general health and well-being through exercise.
- You will be able to use and learn through the state of the art research facilities accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science.
- You will have access to excellent sport facilities on campus.
- There is a range of sports in which staff and student engage, giving you the opportunity to develop your skills in athlete support.
The majority of teaching staff at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences are qualified to PhD level and are research active. Vocational courses also have staff whose background lies within industry. The Institute has a large number of research only staff with whom students may have contact.
Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.
- Applied Genetics
- Biochemistry and the Cellular Basis of Life
- Client Assessment
- Foundations of Exercise Psychology
- Foundations of Sport Psychology
- Human Anatomy
- Introductory Nutrition for Sport and Health
- Physiological Systems
- Research Design
- Sport and Exercise Kinesiology
- Study and Communication Skills *
* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh
What career options are available to me?
The skills and knowledge that you acquire from studying Sport and Exercise Science are applicable to a range of different careers.
Previous graduates from our degree have developed careers in:
- Professional sports
- Personal coaching
- Governing Bodies of Sport
- Health care
- Physical Education
- Ministry of Defence
Your year in industry:
In the 2016 Highflyers report, 32% of graduate vacancies are taken by those who have previously worked for a company on a placement or/ a internship. Make no mistake, you will develop confidence and gaining experience in the industry will stimulate your enthusiasm for the subject.
Completing a year in industry will allow you to:
- Apply the learning from your course to the work environment;
- Make industry contacts;
- Develop practical skills related to your area of study;
- Apply your practical skills and technical knowledge after returning to study;
- Enhance your CV and better prepare yourself for a job after graduating.
Students on this scheme should note that the department institute does not have automatic placements for every applicant. You will be responsible for finding securing the work experience, however, you will have the assistance of our institute Work Experience Coordinator and our dedicated careers advisor (James Cuffe, email@example.com). If you fail to find work experience you will be able to convert your course to the three-year version of your subject.
Teaching & Learning
All modules you will take as part of the Sport and Exercise Science degree have been developed to contribute to the learning outcomes of the degree. Each module will contribute to particular degree learning outcomes and you will gain more advanced knowledge and skills as you progress. During the final year, you will have the opportunity to opt for specific modules that are closest to your area of interest, and complete a research dissertation on a topic of your choice.
time and self-study
You will be taught through a series of lectures, seminars and practicals by our experienced staff, these activities will be supported through student-centred projects, workshops, problem-solving sessions and tutorials. Laboratory classes feature extensively and you will become skilled in using scientific equipment for sophisticated fitness testing and motion analysis. All modules are backed up by electronic resources to help you study beyond the classroom.
Assessment is based on a combination of essays, coursework, laboratory reports, quizzes, case studies, portfolios, posters, presentations and examinations.
Typical Entry Requirements
A Levels BBC
GCSE requirements (grade C min):
English or Welsh, Mathematics and a Science subject
BTEC National Diploma:
28 points overall
The University operates an inclusive admissions policy and our offers can vary. Please refer to our country-specific pages for details of the international qualifications we accept. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org