BSc Sport And Exercise Science

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					BSc Sport And Exercise Science
Department of Biomolecular and Sport Sciences
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Every physical activity from recreation and sports to industry involves
some form of movement. Whether you are interested in how elite athletes
perform or how to undertake exercise effectively for health and fitness or
rehabilitation, there are a number of contributing factors to success.
The study of Sport and Exercise Science examines a range of areas and
how they impact upon this success. More specifically you will study
exercise physiology, psychology, biomechanics, coaching and nutrition
as well as the inter-relationships between them in exercise and sport.
Across the modules there are a range of approaches to teaching
including problem based learning, case studies, laboratory classes,
group and individual work culminating in a final year project.
The course is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise
Science (BASES).

                                                                             Course essentials
                                                                             Type: Undergraduate 
                                                                             Length: 3 years full-time 
                                                                             5 years part-time
                                                                             Qualification: BSc Honours degree
                                                                             Course Code: C600
                                                                             Approx places on course: 70

                                                                             What will you study?
                                                                             The key aspects of each area studied 
                                                                             are given in more detail overleaf. 
                                                                             Each strand of the degree provides a 
                                                                             progressive approach to each discipline 
                                                                             of Sport and Exercise Science.

  For more information about the Courses and Research based in the Department please visit our website

           Physiology                                                                                               Coaching

                                                Sport and Exercise
        Biomechanics                                                                                                Research


Course content                                                   or physical education / sport science based courses with 
                                                                 ‘second subject’ areas relating to the sciences. A degree 
The physiology strand covers exercise physiology, 
                                                                 in Sport and Exercise Science provides an impressive 
adaptations to training and application to current  ‘hot 
                                                                 range of transferable skills in an equally impressive range of 
topics’ in performance and health. Sport and exercise 
                                                                 disciplines, which prepares students well for a whole host 
psychology involves current theories behind skill 
                                                                 of graduate opportunities.
acquisition, group dynamics and performance preparation. 
Biomechanics combines the functional anatomy of                  “Choosing to study at Coventry was definitely the right 
movement and mechanics of the musculoskeletal system             decision for me. I really enjoyed the course – the teaching 
to exercise and sport scenarios for the participant and          staff were very effective and supportive throughout, 
their equipment. The nutrition strand examines how our           bringing a variety of expertise to the course. Since gaining a 
underlying energetic processes relate to the nutritional         2:1 in Sport Science, I have been fortunate enough to work 
demands and requirements of sport and exercise.                  for two National Governing Bodies of Sport - as a coaching 
Coaching brings together exercise prescription and               & Education Officer for British Cycling and now as head of 
key training principles from each discipline above in            coaching workforce development for British Triathlon.”
communicating and delivering current coaching techniques         Paul Moss, BSc Sports Science, graduated 2003
in a safe and appropriate manner. You will also study 
appropriate research methods culminating in a final year 
project of original research in a specific area of Sport and     Entry requirements
Exercise Science.                                                5 GCSEs at grade A – C including Mathematics, English 
                                                                 Language and Science.
Future prospects
                                                                 240 UCAS Tariff points from at least three A2 levels (excluding 
A degree in Sport and Exercise Science provides an               General Studies) including one from Biology, Human Biology, 
opening for a range of specific and more diverse career          P.E or Sports Studies, or equivalent qualifications.
opportunities. Specific careers involve working with 
professional sports teams and organisations or governing         Please do contact us if you want to discuss whether your 
bodies. Some graduates go on to work within cardiac and          qualifications are suitable.
other rehabilitation teams within the NHS or local councils 
within sports development or other exercise schemes.             IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Further study at postgraduate level is popular after             Please read carefully
                                                                 The University offers the information contained in this leaflet as a quick guide only and 
undergraduate study. Some students undertake top up              it does not constitute a contract and is not binding on prospective students, students 
degrees at Masters level to become eligible for chartered        or the University. While the University makes every effort to check the accuracy of the 
                                                                 factual content at the time of publication, some changes will inevitably occur in the 
physiotherapist status. Others study at Masters level to         interval between publication and the academic year to which the leaflet relates.
progress to a more specific career in one of the Sport           Applicants should not therefore rely solely on this leaflet and should contact the 
                                                                 Recruitment and Admissions Office on 024 7615 2222 or visit the University website 
and Exercise Science disciplines (e.g. Sports Psychology,        for up-to-date information concerning course content and accreditation, course fees, 
Sports Nutrition). Many students elect to train as primary or    bursaries and entry requirement for the relevant academic year when considering 
                                                                 applying to the University.
secondary school teachers for careers in either biological 

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