Sport and Exercise
Join us and turn your passion into a career
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)
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.
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
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 www.sunderland.ac.uk for more details
DEGREE TO A FULL HONOURS DEGREE BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 www.sunderland.ac.uk
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 www.sunderland.ac.uk
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.
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 www.sunderland.ac.uk
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 www.sunderland.ac.uk
Business and Law and the Department of Sport and
for more details
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
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
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
• 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
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.
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).
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
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.
• 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.
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.
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: Hotcourses.com 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
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
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
DISTANCES TO 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 •
DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT... HOW TO APPLY
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 www.ucas.ac.uk
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.
The University of Sunderland has set me on an innovative career path that has led me to my true vocation right back at
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: email@example.com
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 www.sunderland.ac.uk 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
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