BSc

Sport and Exercise Science with integrated Foundation Year

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Key Facts

Code C60F
  • UCAS Tariff

  • Course Length

    4 Years

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Kick start your Sports & Exercise Science degree with us. This scheme’s integrated Foundation Year is a great opportunity for prospective students, who may not have sufficient or relevant academic background to get up to speed with Sport & Exercise Science, forming a solid foundation to go on and enjoy a full undergraduate qualification.

The Sports & Exercise Science degree at Aberystwyth University is endorsed by the British Association for Sports and Exercise Science (BASES). Our degree is 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.

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.

Student Satisfaction and Employability Results

Top 15 in the UK for Teaching Quality and Student Experience for the subject of Biological Sciences (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)

91% overall student satisfaction for the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (NSS 2019)

98% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 3% more than Biological Science graduates nationally, (HESA 2018*)

Overview

Why study Sport & Exercise Science at Aberystwyth University? 

  • Following the foundation year, the syllabus of this course is identical to its sister course BSc Sports & Exercise Science (C600);
  • Students can opt to take a year in industry. In this case, 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 and if  you cannot obtain a placement, you would complete the degree as would be the case as students who did not opt for a year in industry;
  • During your year in work experience, you will pay a discounted tuition fee of which the information can be found here;
  • 100% for overall student satisfaction for our C600 Sports & Exercise Science degree scheme (NSS, 2018);
  • 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 (BASES);
  • 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.
Our Staff

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.

Modules

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.

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Molecules and Cells BR01340 40
Communication Skills BR01120 20
Organisms and the Environment BR01440 40
Practical Skills for Biologists BR01220 20

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Biochemistry and the Cellular Basis of Life BR15320 20
Client Assessment BR14010 10
Exploring Genetics BR14410 10
Foundations of Exercise Psychology BR15210 10
Foundations of Sport Psychology BR15110 10
Human Anatomy BR14510 10
Introductory Nutrition for Sport and Health BR15010 10
Physiological Systems BR14610 10
Research Design BR14710 10
Sport and Exercise Kinesiology BR14810 10
Study and Communication Skills * BR12410 10

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Applied and Integrated Studies BR25720 20
Improving Physical Activity and Sport Performance BR26320 20
Motor Learning and Performance BR26420 20
Research Methods * BR25620 20
Sport & Exercise Physiology BR27420 20
Sports Injury BR26720 20

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Exercise Management in Health and Chronic Disease BR36920 20
Research Project * BR36440 40
Solving societal issues using applied and integrated approaches BR37320 20
Sport & Exercise Nutrition SS32620 20

Options

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology BR37020 20
Biomechanics and motor control of movement BR35420 20
Physiology of Training and Performance Enhancement SS32220 20

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh

Employability

What career options are available to me?

The knowledge and skills that you acquire from studying Sport and Exercise Science are transferable to a range of different career paths. Graduates from our degree have developed careers in following industries:

  • Professional Sports;
  • Personal Coaching;
  • Governing Bodies of Sport;
  • Healthcare;
  • Physical Education;
  • Ministry of Defence.

What skills do I acquire from my degree?

During your degree you will develop many skills that employers value:

  • Communication skills developed through writing and oral presentations;
  • Team work and the ability to work independently;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Mathematical skills;
  • Effective problem-solving and creative thinking skills;
  • Information technology skills;
  • Self-motivation and Self-reliance.

What work experience opportunities exist whilst studying? 

Find out about the various opportunities that our Careers Service offer and how you can enhance your employability prospects with GO Wales and Year in Employment Scheme (YES).

Teaching & Learning

Learning Outcomes

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.

Contact Time and Self-Study

You will be taught through a series of lectures and seminars by our experienced and engaging staff, but also 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

UCAS Tariff

A Levels Available to candidates without formal qualifications who have suitable background education, experience and motivation.

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh, Mathematics (grade 4, new grading system in England)

BTEC National Diploma:
Available to candidates without formal qualifications who have suitable background education, experience and motivation.

International Baccalaureate:
Available to candidates without formal qualifications who have suitable background education, experience and motivation.

European Baccalaureate:
Available to candidates without formal qualifications who have suitable background education, experience and motivation.

The University welcomes applications from students studying the Access to Higher Education Diploma. Our inclusive admissions policy values breadth as well as depth of study. Applicants are selected on their own individual merits, and offers can vary. If you are studying a qualification not listed on this page, please get in touch with the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice. Details about the country-specific qualifications the University accepts can be found on our country-specific pages. For further information, contact ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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