Sports and Exercise Science BSc Hons - 2019 Entry

UCAS Code
C600

Entry Year
2019 also available in 2018

A Level Requirements
AAB see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 3 Year(s)

Course Overview

This exciting and innovative Sports and Exercise Science degree is one of the first in the UK to be delivered from a Medical School. It’s your chance to study at a world-class university, combine scientific knowledge with professional practice, and extend your learning into areas where you will acquire high level skills as you explore the science behind human performance in sports, exercise and health.

We balance scientific focus with professional practice and employability, so you will tackle key subjects such as anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and psychology alongside topics including event organisation, nutrition, exercise prescription and related medicine.

The mix of lectures, workshops and laboratory sessions also includes valuable experience of Sports and Exercise Science research. You may find yourself analysing warm-up strategies to prevent injury, developing effective training and nutritional approaches for high-performing athletes, or assessing the effects of exercise for weight loss in obese people. You’ll also be encouraged to consider the increasing prominence of exercise and physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle agenda, and to engage with current debates on public health and disease management.

Taught by world-leading, research-active academics in a stimulating environment, your degree provides you with access to our Human Performance Lab and our Clinical Anatomy Learning Centre. Here, you will learn how to work safely in order to capture and analyse physiological and biomechanical data, which will then be used to better understand human performance and activity. You will learn how to act to enhance performance and activity - whether for competition or disease management - and how to provide feedback to an athlete, a patient or member of the general public.

Throughout the degree you will study modules in sports and exercise science, employability and entrepreneurship. You can then tailor your degree to your personal and professional interests via our broad range of elective modules.

In your third year, you will make a unique contribution to sports and exercise science research and undertake a research project on a topic of your choosing. You will also finalise your professional practice programme by delivering a sport and exercise science-based event. 

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    This exciting and innovative Sports and Exercise Science degree is one of the first in the UK to be delivered from a Medical School. It’s your chance to study at a world-class university, combine scientific knowledge with professional practice, and extend your learning into areas where you will acquire high level skills as you explore the science behind human performance in sports, exercise and health.

    We balance scientific focus with professional practice and employability, so you will tackle key subjects such as anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and psychology alongside topics including event organisation, nutrition, exercise prescription and related medicine.

    The mix of lectures, workshops and laboratory sessions also includes valuable experience of Sports and Exercise Science research. You may find yourself analysing warm-up strategies to prevent injury, developing effective training and nutritional approaches for high-performing athletes, or assessing the effects of exercise for weight loss in obese people. You’ll also be encouraged to consider the increasing prominence of exercise and physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle agenda, and to engage with current debates on public health and disease management.

    Taught by world-leading, research-active academics in a stimulating environment, your degree provides you with access to our Human Performance Lab and our Clinical Anatomy Learning Centre. Here, you will learn how to work safely in order to capture and analyse physiological and biomechanical data, which will then be used to better understand human performance and activity. You will learn how to act to enhance performance and activity - whether for competition or disease management - and how to provide feedback to an athlete, a patient or member of the general public.

    Throughout the degree you will study modules in sports and exercise science, employability and entrepreneurship. You can then tailor your degree to your personal and professional interests via our broad range of elective modules.

    In your third year, you will make a unique contribution to sports and exercise science research and undertake a research project on a topic of your choosing. You will also finalise your professional practice programme by delivering a sport and exercise science-based event. 

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    A Level AAB

    GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6, English Language grade C or 4

    IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.

    Other Qualifications

    International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects

    BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction in Sport or Sport and Exercise Science

    We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.

    Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.

    Year 1

      Core

    Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Careers

    Careers

    The BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Science helps you to gain vital skills for your career. You will develop your ability to think critically, communicate, work in teams, carry out your own research, competently analyse data, operate in a commercially aware manner, plan strategically, and demonstrate technical fluency. The wide scope of this degree also means that you will be practiced at looking at issues from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

    You will benefit from: our excellent connections with clinicians, practitioners, and professionals working in both the health and sports domain; experience of working with athletes and members of the wider community; opportunities to gain fitness qualifications alongside your degree. All of this helps you to make professional connections, build practical experience, and get a head start on your chosen career.

    Your degree can open doors to a career in, or beyond, the sports industry. It could lead to jobs in the private, public and voluntary sector including the NHS, local authorities, national sporting associations, sports governing bodies, education, professional sports clubs, public sports and recreation facilities, and the community.

    Potential roles include: Exercise Physiologist, Biomechanist, Sports Psychologist, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Health Promotion Specialist, Personal Trainer, Performance Analyst, and Sports Development Officer. If you wish to further your education, your degree can act as a launch pad to a discipline or career-specific Masters degree in areas such as cardiac physiology or physiotherapy, or to a PhD and a career in higher education.

    Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

  • Fees and Funding

    Fees and Funding

    Fees

    We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2019/20 entry fees have not yet been set.

    As a guide, our fees in 2018 were:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,250 £18,890

    Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

    Some science and medicine courses have higher fees for students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. You can find more details here: Island Students.

    Funding

    For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

    Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews. 

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