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
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
Sport and Exercise
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.
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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