Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Undergraduate study

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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BSc (Hons)

Sport and Exercise Science

2014

Year of entry

Course information

The degree course studies the biomechanical, pedagogical, physiological, psychological, and sociological influences on human performance during the preparation for, the participation in, and the recovery from sport and exercise.

Relevant A-Level subjects for this degree course includes; biology/human biology, chemistry, english, history, mathematics, physics, psychology and sociology.

Why Choose Us

  • Ranked 1st for Sports Science in UK (Times Good University Guide 2013)
  • Rated 93% for overall satisfaction (UNISTATS)
  • 90% of students in work / study six months after graduating (UNISTATS)
Gymnastics Pathway

A gymnastics pathway has been introduced within the BSc Honours Sport and Exercise Science degree.

The gymnastics pathway provides the appropriate sports science to underpin the scientific study of gymnastics and gymnastics coaching, along with a number of modules focused specifically on gymnastics.

These include a research project on gymnastics and a taught module on the applications of gymnastics research to coaching.

Professional Placements and Study Abroad

Loughborough has a long history of supporting students with paid work placements in business or industry in the UK or overseas, usually after your second year of study.

It is not compulsory but students gain enormously from the experience and typically, after completing their studies at university, are more likely to progress into high quality graduate employment (Loughborough University First Degree Destination Data (DLHE) 2011).

Career Prospects
There are high levels of employment for our graduates across a range of sports-related and traditional graduate jobs.
 
Sports-related positions our graduates have taken up include: Sports coaches, exercise physiologists, sport psychologists, junior sports agents, personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, membership advisors, and local government sports development officers.
 
Sports organisations employing Loughborough graduates include: adidas, Reebok, Nike, British Swimming, British Triathlon, David Lloyd Leisure, William Hill, UK Sport, Serco Leisure, Fitness First, Volleyball England, 2012 London Organising Committee, and Leicester Tigers.

Course structure

Year 1

Students will take introductory modules in:

Also compulsory is Teaching and Coaching 1 – a practical and theoretical study of techniques and strategies, and the coaching of these, in a range of sports.

Further optional modules are available within the course which include, for example, Basic Biological Psychology, Basic Biochemistry, Olympic Studies, and Sport Industries.

Modules up to 20 credits can be selected from outside the course.

Year 2

Modules Teaching and Coaching 2 and Research Skills are compulsory. You then select from a list of optional modules reflecting such areas as:

Modules up to 20 credits can be selected from outside the course.

Year 3 or 4

Students select options from modules available in a similar range of discipline areas to those outlined for Year 2. In addition there is an optional module in Applied Sport Science involving a multi-disciplinary in-depth study of one sport.

You may also opt to undertake a substantial Research Project module that will involve investigating a sport and exercise science topic in which you have developed a particular interest.

Modules up to 20 credits can be selected from outside the course.

Please note that optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

UCAS codes and entry requirements

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-timeUCAS code: CX63

A-Level
AAA including at least one of the following preferred subjects; Biology, Human Biology, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, History, English Literature or English Language. Some offers of AAB will be made to those with multiple A-Levels from the above list who also have exceptional supporting statements.
SQA AH
AA, plus Highers at majority A/B grades
IB
36 points minimum
Other
BTEC Level 3 Diplomas: 12 units at Distinction plus one A-Level grade A, or 6 units at Distinction plus AA in two A-Levels (at least one A-Level to be a preferred subject).

The BTEC National Extended Diploma will not be accepted as a stand-alone qualification, but will be accepted in conjunction with one or more A-Levels as per the above requirements.

Additional
Strong GCSE profile (majority A/B) including minimum grade B in Maths, English Language and a science

BSc (Hons) DPS 4 years full-time sandwichUCAS code: C600

A-Level
AAA including at least one of the following preferred subjects; Biology, Human Biology, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, History, English Literature or English Language. Some offers of AAB will be made to those with multiple A-Levels from the above list who also have exceptional supporting statements.
SQA AH
AA, plus Highers at majority A/B grades
IB
36 points minimum
Other
BTEC Level 3 Diplomas: 12 units at Distinction plus one A-Level grade A, or 6 units at Distinction plus AA in two A-Levels (at least one A-Level to be a preferred subject). The BTEC National Extended Diploma will not be accepted as a stand-alone qualification, but will be accepted in conjunction with one or more A-Levels as per the above requirements.
Additional
Strong GCSE profile (majority A/B) including minimum grade B in Maths, English Language and a science

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies