Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences BSc

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Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time/Part Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 16,850

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Brunel London University’s Sport, Health and Exercise BSc degree program is a good choice for students interested in training for a career in the fitness or sports industries. It will give you a solid core of science upon which to build your practice. You’ll also learn how sport and exercise affect human health and athletic performance.

    This degree program can be taken in 3 ways:

    • 3 years at full time
    • 6 years at part time
    • 4 years at full time, including a year in professional placement

    You’ll study the working of the human mind and body in terms of biomechanics, physiology and psychology. You’ll them learn how to bring that understanding to bear on promoting health and fitness, increasing athletic abilities, and preventing injuries. As you progress, you’ll make use of some of Brunel’s world-leading facilities, including their biomechanics and physiology labs, their various modern sports and athletics centres, and a university-exclusive fitness suite.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    Year One Compulsory Modules:

    • Fundamentals of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences
    • Introduction to the Social Sciences of Sport
    • Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing
    • Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy
    • Research and Learning Skills I
    • Synoptic Study I

    Year One Optional Modules: (none)

    Year Two Compulsory Modules:

    • Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing in the Lifecourse
    • Research and Learning Skills II
    • Work Based Learning
    • Synoptic Study II

    Year 2 Optional Modules:

    (choose 1-4)

    • Delivery of Sports Development
    • Pedagogy and Policy: Individual Needs
    • Physical Literacy and Child Development
    • Young People, Sport and Identity

    (choose 0-3)

    • Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
    • Applying Sport Sciences to Practice: Coaching and Teaching Effectiveness
    • Biomechanics of Human Movement
    • Theory and Application in Sport and Exercise Psychology

    Year in Placement (optional)

    Though optional, students are urged to take advantage of this opportunity to build real world experience and professional skills into their educational journey.

    Year Three Required Modules:

    • Employability and Professional Development
    • Issues in Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing
    • Major project
    • Synoptic Study III

    Year Three Optional Modules:

    (choose 1-3)

    • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
    • Applying Sport Sciences to Practice: Training Principles
    • Biomechanical Analysis Techniques
    • Physiology of the High Performance Athlete

    (choose 1-3)

    • Managing Sports Development
    • Pedagogy and Policy: Critical Issues
    • Physical Literacy and Learning Environment
    • Sport, Media and Communication

    Learning And Teaching

    The modules you take will be taught in a variety of ways. These include traditional lectures, seminars and workshops, but also computer based sessions, online learning, and classes dedicated to gathering and analysing quantitative data. You will also write an extensive dissertation. Each module is assessed individually, looking at your marks on group and/or individual projects, presentations, reports, case studies and other coursework as well as on your end of term examination results.

    Career Possibilities

    The skills you learn over the course of this degree program qualify you for a great many roles in the sport, fitness and rehabilitation industries. However, you will have also developed a wide range of highly transferrable skills, including quantitative methods, analysis and presentation of data, critical thinking and self-organisation. With the help of Brunel’s dedicated Careers Consultants, you can turn those key skills into nearly any kind of career.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in either a 3 year BSc degree or a 4 year ‘thick sandwich’ BSc with work placement.

    Applicants must typically have achieved 3 A Levels at BBC, which must include a science, PE or Sports Studies. Other academic qualifications can also be accepted.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test such as the IELTS.

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