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Sports Science, BSc Hons Undergraduate prospectus

The Sports Science BSc covers anatomy of the human body, physiological function during sport and exercise, nutrition and fitness testing.

Overview

Overview

This programme involves the scientific study of sport. It is comprised of technology-based study, in our well-equipped sports science labs. It covers in-depth scientific topics including the anatomy of the human body, physiological function during sport and exercise, nutrition, principles of biomechanics, psychological approaches to sport, performance analysis, and fitness testing. You will get the opportunity to apply these topics to the study of a sport or health-related exercise form, according to your choice, using some of the most sophisticated equipment, including 3D cinematography and respiratory gas analysis.

We have a team of expert tutors and are one of the few sports science programmes in the UK, where you will have the opportunity to gain work experience from between 4 to 6 weeks, in the sport and exercise science industry, including Charlton Athletic Football Club and Medway Hospital.

The aims of the programme are to:

  • Give you the chance to develop, to a high level, your knowledge of the science of sport, including physiology, biomechanics, nutrition and psychology, as well as sports performance analysis
  • Provide you with a comprehensive practical experience within well-equipped labs, in relation to the study of sports science
  • Give you an opportunity to develop your own research skills, using the most technologically-advanced and sophisticated sports science equipment to make measurements in sport
  • Offer you an opportunity to get work experience in sport science, applying your knowledge to support the sports performer, thus giving you a head start in the world of work.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

Typical Offer: 104 Points

Qualifications: three A-levels/Extended Diploma/combination of A-level and Diploma/A-levels and Extended Certificate

Subjects:

  • A-level: 32 Points from Biology
  • BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Applied Science
  • A-level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Applied Science and 32 Points from A-level Biology
  • Plus GCSEs in English language and mathematics at grade 4 or above (grade C or above under the A*-G system), and one GCSE science subject at Grade C or above under the A*-G system. We also accept equivalent qualifications at Level 2, such as Functional Skills in Mathematics and English.

We will also consider:

  • AS-levels along with A2-levels
  • Alternative qualifications at Level 3, such as OCR Cambridge Technicals, AQA Tech-level, the International Baccalaureate and Access to Science
  • Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or Foundation Degree, with which you may be able to enter this degree in Year 2 or later.

For more information, contact  courseinfo@gre.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Applicants must have successfully completed 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). You will be required to attend an interview.

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 8331 8136.

In addition:

We welcome applications from mature students.

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework
  • Presentations
  • Project reports.

Careers

Recent graduates have secured roles in areas such as sports science support, sports development, and health education and promotion. You may become self-employed as, for example, a personal trainer or sports adviser or continue on to postgraduate programmes in areas such as teaching, physiotherapy or research.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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