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    Sport and Exercise                                                                                                                Ten reasons to study
                                                                                                                                      Sport and Exercise at Sunderland
    at Sunderland                                                                                                                     Current students and external experts tell us the same thing: Our dedication to providing an
                                                                                                                                      excellent, supportive learning experience is what makes us different.
                                                                                                                                      We can achieve this because we have impressive teaching facilities, considerable staff expertise
                                                                                                                                      and a team committed to ensuring you realise your goals. We put students first - and it shows!

    Sport and exercise have vital roles to                        management and sports coaching – all of which a degree
    play in our lives.                                            in Sport and Exercise at the University of Sunderland can
                                                                  help you develop.
    With the Olympic Games coming to London in 2012 and                                                                           1. Named top university in England for                6. Enhance your vocational skills and
    the Commonwealth Games to Glasgow in 2014, interest           So, it doesn’t matter if you’re working with athletes,             providing the best student experience.                gain experience delivering sport in
    in high performance sport is at an all time high in the UK.   or simply trying to help others to stay in shape and                                                                     the community through our Sports
                                                                  live healthier lives, studying Sport and Exercise at the        2. Ranked in the top 20 universities in
    Sport and exercise sciences are all essential elements                                                                                                                                 Ambassadors Scheme.
                                                                  University of Sunderland will ensure that you have a               the UK for Sports Science in the 2009
    in making the difference between winning and losing at        pivotal role to play. Whether it’s coaching in schools,            Guardian League Tables.                            7. 94% of Sunderland graduates go straight
    every level, from the school sports day to an Olympic         promoting health and activity in the community or                                                                        into work or further study.
    final. Sport and exercise sciences, including biomechanics,    working with athletes, a career in sport and exercise can       3. Ranked in the top 10 universities in the
    sports technology, sports medicine, nutrition, physiology     be life-changing for you and the people you help!                  UK for Sports Sciences according to the            8. Up-to-date teaching on innovative
    and psychology, ensure that sports men and women                                                                                 National Student Survey (NSS) 2009.                   courses that have been developed in
    perform to the best of their ability.                         What it takes to get on the course                                                                                       consultation with industry and sports
                                                                                                                                  4. Multimillion-pound investment in City
    At the other end of the spectrum, both children and           An active interest in sport and exercise coupled with                                                                    governing bodies.
                                                                                                                                     Campus incorporating an impressive
    adults in the UK are becoming increasingly overweight,        great enthusiasm is essential for study on one of our
                                                                  degree programmes, whether your passion is watching,               £12m CitySpace sport and activity centre           9. Excellent teaching facilities to develop
    with obesity and lack of exercise having serious effects
                                                                  taking part, or organising. Our students bring a variety           opened in September 2009.                             practical skills on and off campus.
    on the physical and mental health of the nation.
                                                                  of knowledge and experience with them and we’ve                 5. Excellent opportunities for outdoor                10. Opportunities to broaden your horizons
    The challenges for today’s sport and exercise                 developed a diverse range of programmes to meet their
    professionals is to understand what deters people from                                                                           pursuits and water sports due to our                   and experience life overseas by studying
                                                                  needs. Whatever your background or interests, Sport and
    exercising and eating properly and to develop methods                                                                            natural, coastal location and                          for your second year in the European
                                                                  Exercise at the University of Sunderland has something
    to encourage them to become more active and improve           to offer.
                                                                                                                                     Sunderland’s new £20m Aquatic Centre                   Union or even further afield.
    their diet. This is a major issue and requires skills in                                                                         with its 50m pool.
    the promotion of sport and activity, top quality exercise

                                               I am a great believer in the idea that you give people
                                               opportunity, skills and support, and you try to create a
                                               dream for them. University is about deciding what are your
                                               ambitions, and what are the dreams you have for the future.

                                               At the University of Sunderland we are trying to give you the
                                               opportunity to pursue those ambitions and dreams.
                                                                     Steve Cram, MBE, University of Sunderland Chancellor,
                                                                          Chairman of the English Institute for Sport (EIS)

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    Get a Sport and Exercise degree from
    the University of Sunderland                                                        Programmes that could change
                                                                 Study a Foundation
                                                                                        the course of your life
                       Study a BSc (Hons)                        Degree at one of our   We offer a wide range of interesting options within our         in the workplace. If you successfully complete your
    YEAR 1&2           Degree at University                      partnership colleges
                                                                                        group of Sport and Exercise programmes. Take the time           foundation degree you can progress to study and achieve
                                                                                        to see which sparks your interest most - it’s an                a BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Development degree.
                                                                                        important decision.
                                                                                                                                                        FdSc programmes
                                                                                        The flexible nature of many of the programmes offered            FdSc Sports Development
                                                                                        at Sunderland allows students the option of transferring
                                                                                        between programmes during their first year if they find           FdSc Exercise, Health and Fitness
                                                                                        areas more suited to developing their skills and interests.     FdSc Sports Coaching
                                                                                        All of the honours degree programmes are of three years
                                                                                        duration full-time.                                             Foundation Degree Path - Level 3
                                                                                        BSc/BA (Hons) programmes                                        Direct Entry
                                                                                                                                                        BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Development
                                                                                        BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences

     YEAR 3                                                                             BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Development
                                                                                        BSc (Hons) Sport Studies
                                                                                                                                                        Postgraduate opportunities
                                                                                                                                                        MSc Sport and Exercise Sciences*
                                                                                        BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching                                      MPhil/PhD by research
                       JOIN HERE TO TOP UP YOUR FOUNDATION                              BSc (Hons) Sports Technology*                                   see for more details
                       DEGREE TO A FULL HONOURS DEGREE                                  BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology                        e-mail:
                                                                                        BA (Hons) Sports Management                                     *Subject to validation,
                       (Opportunities for paid and voluntary work through
                                                                                        BSc/BA (Hons) Combined Studies
                       University Sport Sunderland)
                                                                                        In addition to honours degrees, we also offer foundation
                                                                                        degrees (FdSc) of two years duration in our partner colleges.
                                                                                        Our foundation degrees are very practical in nature and
                                                                                        have been developed to give you the skills you need

                                                                                            Studying Sport and Exercise at the University of Sunderland
                                                                                            helped me to take my hobbies and interests to another
                                                                                            level. I have developed my knowledge and improved my own
    GRADUATION                                                                              performance and also gained skills to aid a career around
                                                                                            sport. Learning a wide range of subjects over the past two
                       GRADUATE WITH A FULL HONOURS DEGREE                                  years has helped me to discover topics of interest that I
                       Future careers include:                                              could pursue a career in after graduating while joining the

                       MSc Sport and Exercise Sciences, Teaching, Physiotherapy,            football team has also made my university experience more
                       Sports Coach, Health Advisor, Sport and Exercise Scientist,          enjoyable by meeting new people and having fun!
                       Sports Development Officer, Adventure Centre Manager,                                       Sam Potter, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Development
                       Sports Technologist, Sport and Exercise Psychologist.
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                                                                                                                             BSc (Hons) Sport Studies UCAS CODE (C605)                      recognised coaching awards in years two and three. You
                                                                                                                             This course is designed for people with a specific interest     can choose from a wide variety of sports including indoor
                                                                                                                             in sport, culture, exercise and health. As well as practical   /outdoor activities and aquatic/water-based sports.
                                                                                                                             aspects of sport and exercise, you will learn how sport
                                                                                                                                                                                            BSc (Hons) Sports Technology*
                                                                                                                             and recreation operates in modern society. A tailored
                                                                                                                                                                                            UCAS CODE (C600)
                                                                                                                             blend of teaching will enable you to analyse sport and
                                                                                                                             exercise from many perspectives - participant, facilitator,    How would you like to design and implement the next
                                                                                                                             observer or manager. In choosing from a wide range of          generation of sport-related technology? This exciting
                                                                                                                             modules in the second and third year you can specialise        course brings together three distinct disciplines:
                                                                                                                             in learning the skills that could lead to careers in media,    knowledge of what the human body can do; expertise
                                                                                                                             journalism, sports tourism or health promotion.                in how to improve sports and exercise performance; and
                                                                                                                                                                                            engineering, software and hardware skills. Available
                                                                                                                             BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching UCAS CODE (CX6C)                    careers include technology development, software
                                                                                                                             High quality sports coaching is essential to keep people       programmer or technical positions in performance
                                                                                                                             active, motivated and ultimately improve their sporting        development. You will also have broad knowledge and

    A great range of                                                                                                         performance. Professional qualifications have increasingly      skills that allow you to apply for wider opportunities in
                                                                                                                             become an essential requirement for coaches. Our new           sport, exercise, or health.

                                                                                                                             course is a blend of practical sports coaching with studies
                                                                                                                                                                                            *Subject to validation, see
                                                                                                                             in sports sciences, social sciences and coaching theory.
                                                                                                                                                                                            for more details
                                                                                                                             In your first year of study you will focus on a wide
                                                                                                                             variety of sports but will specialise and take nationally

    If you would like to find out more information about
    these courses, please visit
    and input the UCAS course code (e.g. C601) into the
    “Quick Course Search”.

    BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences                       BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Development
    UCAS CODE (C601)                                             UCAS CODE (C602)
    If you want a deeper insight into how we can improve         Sport and Exercise Development is a growing subject
    performance in athletes, encourage physical activity         area that links practical aspects of sports coaching
    through GP referral schemes or assist in rehabilitation      and exercise management with knowledge of sporting
    from injury or chronic illness, this programme is for        structures, and business and management skills. The
    you. Throughout your degree you will gain practical          main practical focus of sport and physical activity is
    experience in psychology, physiology, sports medicine and    linked to regional and national organisations in sport,
    biomechanics. Our graduates have gone on to a variety of     local authorities and the NHS. National and international
    rewarding career paths including delivering sports science   career opportunities are available in the public,
    support, working for sporting organisations and achieving    commercial and voluntary sectors of sport, leisure
    postgraduate qualifications in teaching, physiotherapy        and health promotion.
    and research.
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                                                                  Exercise Sciences. This degree will provide students         COMBINED PROGRAMMES
                                                                  with business management skills and the ability to           If you do not see a sports specific course that suits
                                                                  demonstrate modern day management theories. In               your career aspirations, have a look at the University’s
                                                                  addition, you will study a range of sports modules           Combined Programmes. Current favourites with students
                                                                  enabling you to identify your skills and strengths in the    are Law, Media or Journalism combined with Sport, but
                                                                  sporting arena. The course will set you on target for a      there are many options available.
                                                                  career path in managing sports facilities, management
                                                                  posts in sporting organisations or self-employment.          STUDY AND WORK ABROAD
                                                                                                                               Interested in broadening your horizons and experiencing
                                                                  EXTENDED PROGRAMMES (LEVEL 0)                                life overseas? Sport and Exercise students can travel all
                                                                  IN SPORT SCIENCE                                             across Europe, from as far north as Lapland, Finland to
                                                                  BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Development                    as far south as Coimbra in Portugal. Many of our overseas
                                                                  UCAS CODE (C603)                                             partners teach their courses in English so language need
                                                                                                                               not be a barrier. Further afield, you can study abroad in
                                                                  BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science                        the USA, Canada, Australia or Japan. Funding and support
                                                                  UCAS CODE (C608)                                             is available from the University to help get you on your
                                                                  Are you interested in studying sport but don’t have the      way. Every year we help many of our students get
                                                                  necessary qualifications? The solution is to take our one-    summer coaching jobs in sports camps in Greece and the
                                                                  year science course at one of our partner colleges. The      USA. You can improve your coaching skills, have a great
    BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology                                                                                   time and earn some money.
                                                                  programme will give you a solid foundation in science and
    UCAS CODE (C813)                                              the study skills needed to tackle one of our Sport and
    The Sport and Exercise Psychology programme is a result       Exercise degrees and successful completion guarantees
    of collaboration between the Department of Psychology         you entry onto the first year of a degree programme.
    and the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences. The
    main focus is on combining a deep understanding of            For more information please go to
    psychology with the benefits of developing additional
    skills and knowledge in sport or exercise. This course                                                                                                                                 POSTGRADUATE
    covers all the core topics in psychology and subject to       FOUNDATION DEGREES
    validation, will be accredited as conferring eligibility      (FdSc) Exercise, Health and Fitness                                                                                      MSc Sport and Exercise Sciences*
    for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with          UCAS CODE (C606)                                                                                                         Our new postgraduate programme is designed
    the British Psychological Society, provided the minimum                                                                                                                                to provide you with a deep understanding of the
    standard of a Second Class Honours is achieved. This is       (FdSc) Sports Development                                                                                                principles and practical applications of sport and
    the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.      UCAS CODE (C607)                                                                                                         exercise sciences. Based around the core disciplines
    You will be taught in excellent purpose-built facilities                                                                                                                               of sport and exercise sciences: physiology,
                                                                  (FdSc) Sports Coaching
    housing dedicated social psychology, cognitive, linguistics                                                                                                                            biomechanics, and psychology, you will link theory
    and visual perception laboratories. Sport and exercise
                                                                  UCAS CODE (CX6D)
                                                                                                                                                                                           and practice and gain the ability to undertake and
    psychology will be studied specifically to provide             By choosing one of our Foundation Degrees, you’ll study                                                                  critically appraise research. Future careers include
    knowledge and skills that can be applied to sport,            at a further education college and will gain the practical                                                               teaching in further and higher education, working as
    exercise and health settings. Students will be well-          skills that will help you develop a career in sport. Our                                                                 a sport and exercise scientist and further research.
    equipped for a range of careers including psychology,         two-year programmes have been developed together
    teaching and health related professions.                      with sports bodies and employers and lead to careers in
                                                                                                                                                                                           MPhil/PhD by Research
                                                                  sport, exercise and fitness centres, community services,                                                                  For graduates or those with comparable expertise,
    BA (Hons) Sports Management                                                                                                                                                            there are opportunities to undertake supervised
                                                                  adventure sport and outdoor recreation. Alternatively,
    UCAS CODE (N291)                                              you can move onto Level 3 of our BSc (Hons) Sport and                                                                    research in sport and exercise and work towards
    Sports Management is an exciting new course developed         Exercise Development degree and improve your career                                                                      higher qualifications.
    between the University of Sunderland’s Faculty of             opportunities even more.                                                                                                 *Subject to validation, see
    Business and Law and the Department of Sport and
                                                                                                                                                                                           for more details
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                                                                                                                                  We can measure motion, muscle activity and forces on
                                                                                                                                  the body during high intensity sports and day-to-day
                                                                                                                                  actions. You will get to analyse athletes’ movements in
                                                                                                                                  three dimensions using the Vicon® 3D analysis system
                                                                                                                                  to better understand technique. Students also learn to
                                                                                                                                  use 2D Dartfish® software to capture live action images
                                                                                                                                  and give instantaneous analysis and feedback to
                                                                                                                                  coaches and athletes in sports such as football, netball
                                                                                                                                  or skiing. Dartfish® is used by major sporting bodies
                                                                                                                                  such as the English Institute of Sport and the BBC.

                                                                                                                                  Sports Medicine and Anatomy
                                                                                                                                  Anatomy is taught by experienced staff in a new
                                                                                                                                  specialist clinical lab using skeletons, anatomical
                                                                                                                                  models, 3D software, online material and human
                                                                                                                                  subjects. As part of learning about sports injury
                                                                                                                                  rehabilitation techniques, you will use sports massage
                                                                                                                                  and ultrasound equipment. You will also examine
                                                                                                                                  balance and stability using our Biodex® stability and
                                                                                                                                  balance trainer and assess strength imbalances using

     State of the Art Facilities: On Campus                                                                                       our sophisticated Biodex® dynamometer.

                                                                                                                                  Fitness and Conditioning Suite
     Sport and Exercise students are based on the City Campus, right in the heart of                                              In our lab you’ll find dedicated fitness and conditioning
     Sunderland city centre. The main benefits to students are that lecture theatres,                                              equipment that would be the envy of most modern
     practical labs and our new sports facilities are never more than a five minute                                                gyms. From a wide range of cardiovascular equipment,
                                                                                                                                  resistance machines and Olympic weights, you will
     walk away.                                                                                                                   receive hands-on teaching in a fully equipped and
                                                                                                                                  professional environment.

                                                                                                                                  The Gateway
     State of the Art Laboratories                                   experience and students are free to access and borrow        One Stop Shop for student support:
     Due to recent investment, our laboratories are among            our equipment for personal use in testing and training.                                                                 Careers and Employability Service
                                                                                                                                  • Financial Advice
     the best in the north of England providing the latest                                                                                                                                   Also on offer at the City Campus is our Careers
                                                                     Exercise Physiology                                          • Counselling
     fitness equipment and technology to assist you with                                                                                                                                      and Employability Service. A stone’s throw from
                                                                     Whether in the lab, out in the field, or in the pool, we
     your studies. With the gap between winning and losing                                                                        • Disability Support                                       The Gateway, based in The Murray Library, our
                                                                     have the equipment to investigate the demands of most
     growing ever smaller, physical effort alone is no longer                                                                     • Health and Welfare                                       team of professionals can help with careers advice,
                                                                     sports and activities. Laser timing gates, portable gas
     sufficient as top level sport becomes more competitive.                                                                                                                                  CVs, interviews, work experience, student jobs and
                                                                     and biochemical analysers enable students to measure         • Accommodation
     Equally, with contemporary lifestyles tending to be more                                                                                                                                graduate opportunities.
                                                                     human performance in and out of the lab. Our new FLIR®       • Admissions
     sedentary than previous, knowledge needs to be acquired
                                                                     Thermal Imaging camera is used to assess how the body                                                                   Learning Resources
     of how that impacts on individuals, alongside the skills that                                                                • Payments Desk
                                                                     responds to cold or heat stress. Our Hosand® heart rate
     are needed to help people to develop healthy behaviour.                                                                                                                                 • 3 libraries
                                                                     monitoring system allows students to display the heart
     Our state of the art facilities will propel your learning in    rates of a full group of people training in real time on a                                                              • 600 computer work stations
     the application of sport and exercise sciences, technology      laptop to make sure no-one is slacking!                                                                                 • 24 hour opening
     and ultimately their impact on the elite athletes, and the                                                                                                                              • Web-based teaching
     general public. Our focus is on maximising the student
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     SPORT AND EXERCISE: OPPORTUNITIES AND FACILITIES                                                                          Placement opportunities are wide and
                                                                                                                               varied including:                                             • Providing lifestyle advice to help keep over 50s active
     Sport and exercise students are taught coaching techniques   matches at Sunderland AFC’s superb training ground, the                                                                    • Delivering ‘Food in Schools’ with Sunderland City
                                                                                                                               • Working with children from local schools including
     and make use of many excellent facilities and natural        Academy of Light and our rugby, tennis and cricket clubs                                                                     Council
                                                                                                                                 those with disabilities
     environments. The impressive Puma Sunderland Tennis          play at the first-rate Ashbrooke Sports Club in the City.
                                                                                                                               • Delivering sports sessions for children and women           • Coaching and running events with sports clubs
     Centre with eight indoor courts and ten outdoor courts
                                                                  Many students have benefitted from opportunities,               in care                                                     • Work with national governing bodies such as the
     with natural and synthetic surfaces may be used to
                                                                  awards and services offered by USS. We are committed                                                                         Amateur Swimming Association
     instruct you by the Lawn Tennis Association coaches                                                                       • Supervising drug & alcohol sport rehabilitation
                                                                  to supporting talented athletes through our scholarship
     (LTA). Adjacent to this is the 167 acre Silksworth Sports                                                                   schemes (Street League)                                     • Sports journalism and photography
                                                                  programme to help people at national or international
     Complex with several AstroTurf hockey and football
                                                                  level. Our Elite Athlete Scheme (EAS) is part of the
     pitches, the North East’s only artificial ski slope and                                                                    You can make a real difference to children and adults in the local area, having fun and developing new skills. This also
                                                                  national Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme and can
     an all-weather 400m running track where you may be                                                                        looks great on your CV and will improve your career prospects.
                                                                  be used to fund training and competition expenses to
     instructed by national governing bodying experts.
                                                                  help individuals realise their sporting potential. To top
     Sport in the University of Sunderland:                       that, if you pick up any knocks in training or competition
     Play Sport                                                   our Sports Injuries Centre provides physiotherapy under
     University Sports Sunderland (USS) organises sport           supervision of an experienced physiotherapist who

     and physical recreation for staff and students both on       has supported Team GB athletes at the last two
     and off campus. If you’re interested in trying out new       Olympic Games.
     sports for free, USS run NewSport NewYou, a 10 week          Coach Sport: Sports Ambassador Scheme
     block each term for beginners interested in climbing,
     badminton, volleyball, trampolining, basketball, table
     tennis, netball, football/futsal or karate.
                                                                  The Sports Ambassadors Scheme is the new voluntary
                                                                  programme for all students studying sport. You will
                                                                  develop new professional and personal skills through top
     USS also runs Campus Sport which is a series of sports       quality placement opportunities. Successful completion       As athletes, coaches, sports scientists and managers our
     leagues for staff and students including netball,            of every 50-100 hours of volunteering leads to an            teaching staff have been involved in sport and exercise at
     badminton, volleyball, basketball and football. USS help     opportunity to study, for example, a National Governing      a national and international level.
     support and run a wide variety of sports clubs from          Body (NGB) award paid for by USS. The Community Sports       Our current staff have worked with the following:
     aikido to water-polo. Off-campus sports clubs train and      Programme offers opportunities for many students to          Aberdeen, Everton, Middlesbrough, Real Madrid and
     compete at grounds with our many partners around the         gain the experience to deliver top quality coaching and      Sunderland football clubs as well as the English and
     City. Our male and female football teams play their home     teaching in schools, colleges and community groups.          Scottish national squads.
                                                                                                                               Staff have also worked with Leicester and Wales rugby
                                                                                                                               football clubs, Great Britain gymnasts, swimmers and
                                                                                                                               athletes, Commonwealth Games teams, Sport England
                                                                                                                               and Sports Coach UK.

                                                                                                                               Our research is just as varied and we’re
                                                                                                                               currently investigating:                                      • Physical activity in children in the UK and Europe
                                                                                                                               • Genetics
                                                                                                                                                                                             • Effectiveness of governmental sporting guidelines
                                                                                                                               • Biomechanics of movement in Sport and Exercise
                                                                                                                                                                                             • Coaching practice and attitudes towards exercise
                                                                                                                               • How the immune system responds to exercise
                                                                                                                                                                                             The experience of our staff ensures that our teaching
                                                                                                                               • Physiological demands and injury prevention in
                                                                                                                                                                                             isn’t just straight from a textbook. All the courses are
                                                                                                                                 elite football
                                                                                                                                                                                             up-to-date, backed by research, professional practice and
                                                                                                                               • Diet in the prevention of childhood obesity                 combined with a dedication and commitment to ensure
                                                                                                                               • Heat stress, dehydration and exercise performance           you achieve your personal goals.
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     New Developments
     On City Campus
     £75 million is being invested in our City Centre Campus and
     September 2009 saw the opening of the flagship building
     in the scheme, our fantastic new £12 million sports and
     recreation facility, CitySpace.
     This iconic building houses a large, flexible sports and    London Olympics 2012
     performance hall that provides facilities for training     Sunderland also have an Olympic-sized swimming pool,
     in a variety of sports as well as regional and national    the Sunderland Aquatic Centre, located a short distance
     events and competitions. Fitness suite membership for 12   from the city campus at Stadium Park next to the Stadium

     months costs only £100 for students (2009/10 prices).

     CitySpace includes:
                                                                of Light. The 50m pool, built to Olympic standards, is the
                                                                only one of its kind between Leeds and Edinburgh and
                                                                features fantastic facilities for students. The regional
                                                                                                                                        Don’t take our word for it...
     • Intermediate level climbing wall.                        performance centre for swimming, the Beacon is based          I was funded through the University’s Elite Athlete Scheme throughout my three years of
     • Six-badminton court sports hall set up for a variety     at the Aquatic Centre and works closely with University       study. It really helped because I was always travelling up and down to London for rugby
       of sports.                                               staff. Both the University’s CitySpace and the Sunderland     training camps and tournaments and I got free sports kit too! I also tried different sports
                                                                Aquatic Centre are among a select group of sporting           and played football for the University women’s team, which was great. Learning about
     • Bleacher seating for 500 people.
                                                                locations nationwide chosen to serve as top sporting          psychology, history and sociology of sport was interesting and I really enjoyed coaching
     • 70 station Technogym® equipped fitness suite.                                                                           rugby in schools. It was very hectic, playing elite rugby and studying full-time, but the
                                                                facilities capable of hosting international teams preparing
     • Sports massage and injuries centre.                      for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.                    lecturers were really supportive and helped me to manage my studies and my sport. I

     • Two large dance/training studios.                                                                                      couldn’t praise the University enough, they’ve really helped me to develop my abilities.

     • Leisure and exhibition spaces.                                                                                         Katy McLean BSc (Hons) Sport Studies,
                                                                                                                              England Rugby Fly-half, RBS Six Nations and European Champions, 2007
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     A Passion for Sport!
     Not only are you spoilt for choice if you want to take part in sport,
     your options for watching it are just as impressive. The North East
     region has a proud sporting tradition and boasts world class athletes,
     teams and facilities – be it soccer, cricket, rugby, basketball or athletics.
     So what can you see locally?
     • Top-class football. Whatever your allegiance, you can   • Pro-surfers braving the elements to compete at the
       watch Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, Newcastle       O’Neill British Surf Championships held at Tynemouth
       at St James’ Park or Middlesbrough at the                 every October.
       Riverside Stadium.
                                                               • Indoor sports are booming too, with Newcastle Eagles,
     • Professional rugby at Newcastle Falcons in Guinness       British Basketball League champions 2007-2009, and
       Premiership rugby at Kingston Park.                       Newcastle Vipers playing professional ice-hockey, both
                                                                 attracting large crowds at the Metro Radio Arena. If
                                                                                                                           If you want to develop your sporting talent,
     • Shiv Chanderpaul, Paul Collingwood and Steve
       Harmison playing international Test matches and
                                                                 tennis is a favourite, LTA Futures tournaments are held
                                                                 at the Sunderland Puma Tennis Centre.
                                                                                                                           try new sports and activities, or watch
       county cricket at Durham County Cricket Club, 2008
       and 2009 English County Champions.                                                                                  high level sport, Sunderland offers a host
     • The world’s finest athletes competing on the track
       at Gateshead International Stadium and in the Great                                                                 of exciting opportunities.
       North Run - Europe’s largest Half Marathon.
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                                                                                                                               The local area also offers outdoor sporting activities.     At the Marina you can try your hand at sailing or
                                                                                                                               Sunderland has two beautiful country parks, a water         kayaking and since Sunderland has long stretches of
                                                                                                                               sports lake, and is the starting point for the celebrated   beautiful sandy beaches, surfing, windsurfing and
                                                                                                                               Coast to Coast mountain bike route with many more trails    rowing are also an option.
                                                                                                                               throughout the North East. Climbers should already know
                                                                                                                                                                                           So whatever your hobbies or interests there’s always
                                                                                                                               that the nearby Sunderland Wall is considered the
                                                                                                                                                                                           something to do in Sunderland.
                                                                                                                               second highest and most impressive indoor competition
                                                                                                                               wall in Europe.

     Life begins
     at Sunderland
     Many of the courses and facilities at the University of
     Sunderland have been shaped by the needs of international
     and UK students. Sunderland has a long tradition of attracting
     thousands of students from all over the world who go on to
     exciting careers armed with a first-class qualification.
     The City of Sunderland offers a fabulous range of           by the NME thanks to the work of bands like
     entertainment, sports, arts and shopping with a great       The Futureheads and Field Music.
     many top name high street stores and smaller boutiques.
                                                                 Sunderland is also one of those places where your
     Being at university is all about experiencing life to the
                                                                 money goes further because food, drink and rent is
     full and knowing how to enjoy yourself! With a host of
                                                                 roughly 30% cheaper than in London and the South East
     restaurants, cafés and bars, as well as several new clubs
                                                                 (source: comparison).
     offering student discounts and a multi-screen cinema,
     there is no shortage of places to have a great time.        If you’re into sport, then between the city and the
                                                                 university you’ll find all the facilities you need. The £12m
     The Union Entertainment team make sure there’s plenty
                                                                 new sports and recreation facility offers a huge range of
     to entertain you, attracting big names such as Ne-Yo,
                                                                 sporting facilities and we can also boast the North East’s
     Little Boots, JLS and some of the hottest new bands in
                                                                 only Olympic size 50 metre pool – making Sunderland a
     the UK along with top DJs, such as Radio One’s Trevor
                                                                 must for swimmers.
     Nelson and Judge Jules. The City has a varied and
     exciting music scene catering for all tastes. So much so,
     it was voted best underground music scene in the UK
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     Getting Around
     We have fantastic transport links by air,
     road and rail. Sunderland’s local metro
     system links directly to Newcastle
     International Airport, the A1 motorway
     links directly with Durham Tees Valley
     International Airport and Sunderland
     central railway station has a direct link
     to London.

     In addition you can take advantage of:
     • Discounted Metro Travel within Sunderland
     • Free Campus minibus
     • Regional Bus Links
     • National Rail Services
     • London Kings X – Sunderland

        FROM                    RAIL               COACH           CAR             AIR
        BERWICK                 1 hr 20 mins       3 hrs 50 mins   1 hr 50 mins    •
        BIRMINGHAM              3 hrs              4 hrs           3 hrs 25 mins   1 hr
        DARLINGTON              1 hr 10 mins       1 hr 10 mins    40 mins         •
        EDINBURGH               1 hr 30 mins       3 hrs 20 mins   2 hrs 15 mins   •
        LONDON                  3 hr 30 mins       5 hrs 20 mins   4 hrs 50 mins   1 hr
        MANCHESTER              3 hrs              4 hrs           2 hrs 40 mins   •
        MIDDLESBROUGH           55 mins            50 mins         45 mins         •
        NEWCASTLE               20 mins            1 hr 15 mins    23 mins         •
        YORK                    1 hr 30 mins       2 hrs           1 hr 50 mins    •
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     RACHAEL DAWE                                                                                                                 For all undergraduate courses and foundation degrees
     BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences                                                                                       Applications for entry must be submitted through UCAS (Universities and
     Sport and Exercise Technician for the University of Sunderland                                                               Colleges Admissions Service). For further details go to
                                                                                                                                  or Tel: +44 (0) 870 1122211.
     “The outstanding facilities and staff members prepared me during my university journey for life after graduation. Not
     only has the university given me first-hand experiences that have eased me into working life, it has also provided me         When completing your UCAS form please use the following code for the
     with life changing skills and self-confidence that I have taken with me into adult life.                                      University of Sunderland – S84. Check which Foundation degrees are
                                                                                                                                  available in your area through your local FE college.
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     the heart of where it all began. The support and inspired teaching styles experienced during my time at university have      Tel: +44 (0) 191 515 3000
     taught me the preferred working procedures I adopt today.                                                                    or by e-mail:

     Not only am I working and practising my passion for sports science, the university has opened the door for me to focus       FdSc Sports Coaching UCAS CODE (CX6D)
     on this specific pathway and has enabled me to study for my Master of Philosophy. I have a gratifying career ahead of         FdSc Exercise, Health and Fitness UCAS CODE (C606)
     me within the Sports Science department and the University of Sunderland must take full credit for that.”                    FdSc Sports Development UCAS CODE (C607)
                                                                                                                                  Programme leader: Ian Whyte
                                                                                                                                  BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences UCAS CODE (C601)
                                                                                                                                  Programme Leader: Dr Ray White

     ANDREW EARL                                                                                                                  BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Development UCAS CODE (C602)
     BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences                                                                                       Programme Leader: John O’Leary
     Professional Rock Climber and Rock Climbing Coach                                                                            BSc (Hons) Sport Studies UCAS CODE (C605)
     “I feel very lucky that I’ve been able to turn my love of rock climbing into a full-time profession and it’s mostly thanks   Programme leader: Dr Bob Hogg
     to my degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences. The facilities at Sunderland helped me progress faster and because it has       BSc (Hons) Sports Technology* UCAS CODE (C600)
     its own professional standard climbing wall, I was able to train there while studying. Now I travel all over the country     Programme leader: Dr Bob Hogg
     to coach the national junior team and the job takes me across Europe so it’s fair to say that the University helped
     change my life and let me follow my true vocation.”                                                                          BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching UCAS CODE (CX6C)
                                                                                                                                  Programme leader: Claire Donohue
                                                                                                                                  BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology UCAS CODE (C813)
                                                                                                                                  Programme leader: Dr Stephanie Charleston
                                                                                                                                  BSc/BA (Hons) Combined Studies
                                                                                                                                  Programme leader: Dr Graham Cook
     GRAHAM GUTHRIE                                                                                                               BA (Hons) Sports Management UCAS CODE (N291)
     BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Development                                                                                    Programme leader: Gavin Mason
     Strategic Services Manager for Sunderland Council and National Education
     Award winner 2007                                                                                                            MSc Sport and Exercise Sciences*
                                                                                                                                  *subject to validation, see for further information.
     “What I enjoyed about studying at Sunderland was the broad range of courses – it made you a good all-rounder.
     Studying health promotion or psychology didn’t really appeal to me before I started, but ended up being what I put           International Students
     into practice every day in my career. My third year work placement was in health promotion and I now manage projects         The University also has an admissions team who can assist you.
     for Sunderland City Council to encourage kids to adopt a healthy lifestyle and help prevent child obesity. As part of        They can be contacted by telephone on Tel: +44 (0) 191 515 3000
     this I now offer Sport and Exercise students work experience in schools as they relate to and work well with that age        or by e-mail:
     group. In return, students gain an awareness of the broad career opportunities available in the area, experience life in
     the workplace and make valuable contacts.”                                                                                   For enquiries about any of these courses, please contact:
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