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Overview

A Sport and Exercise Sciences degree provides you with the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career as a Sport and Exercise Scientist. This course will provide a broad coverage of Sport and Exercise Science during the first year before you select modules aligned with your preferred subjects and career objectives in the second and third years of study.

 


Course Benefits

  • There are opportunities for real-life sport and exercise science experience working with athletes.
  • Excellent personal tutoring support.
  • Excellent facilities including a sports science laboratory and a strength and conditioning suite.
  • International opportunities through study abroad, volunteering or placements overseas, including Europe, America and Australia.
  • At the end of the first year of this course you can choose to continue with: BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences, or BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences (Sports Nutrition), or BSc Strength and Conditioning.

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Course Information

Essentially, you tailor the course to your interests to develop a specific area of expertise within Sport and Exercise Sciences. You will have the opportunity to be involved in Trinity Performance which is a sport and exercise science enterprise run by the University offering coach education, consultancy, and fitness assessments. This will give you first-hand experience of applied sport and exercise science.

Teaching staff on the course are significantly involved in research, ensuring that modules are guided by research. Through the completion of a dissertation in your final year you will conduct a detailed and novel study in an area that interests you with expert staff supervision provided throughout.

Read our full course terms and conditions.​


On this course you will study a core range of modules each year relating to the disciplines of Psychology, Biomechanics, and Physiology. You will also have the opportunity to select modules relating to the disciplines of Sports Nutrition and Strength and Conditioning accounting for your specific areas of interest and career objectives. Finally you will also complete professional placements and interdisciplinary sport and exercise science modules to draw together the various subjects and demonstrate how such areas can transfer to professional practice.

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • SHN4000 - Programme Level Assessment
  • SHN4142 - Research Methods 1
  • SHN4282 - Anatomy and Physiology
  • SHN4302 - Introduction to Sport Psychology
  • SHN4312 - Performance Analysis
  • SHN4472 - Exercise Psychology
  • SHN4992 - Ethics, Society and Employability

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • SHN5142 - Research Methods 2
  • SHN5152 - Professional Development and Placement 2
  • SHN5162 - Volunteering in Sport, Health and Nutrition
  • SHN5172 - Physiology of Training
  • SHN5202 - Coaching and Assessment of Performance
  • SHN5222 - Biomechanical Analysis and Performance
  • SHN5262 - Sport Psychology: Theory to Practice

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • SHN6164 - Dissertation
  • SHN6192 - Professional Learning Through Work
  • SHN6202 - Physical Activity and Behaviour Change
  • SHN6212 - Performance Physiology
  • SHN6222 - Sports Injury
  • SHN6242 - Applied Biomechanics and Movement Analysis
  • SHN6292 - Applied Sport Psychology
  • SHN6302 - Applied Strength and Conditioning

*3% EXAMS | 89% COURSEWORK | 19% LECTURE TIME​

​*according to the latest figures from HESA
 
At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements included in all our undergraduate programmes.

The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility.  To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities.  This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development.  Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here
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The modules on this programme will be delivered by means of formal lectures, group workshops, seminars and blended self-study learning. Access to electronic resources including core e texts will be made available for most of the modules.
 
In addition to summative assessments, which will take the form of essays, reports and open/closed book examinations depending on the module, there will also be regular on-going formative assessments, designed to enhance and support student learning and engagement with the content of each module.

We make extensive use of Moodle, Leeds Trinity's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), to support class sessions, and of e-resources to enable 24/7 access to learning materials from off-campus. Each Module Leader will provide lecture notes on this site to support their learning and other activities such as quizzes to check learning or additional reading or online tutorial activities in addition to the taught sessions.

In addition, you will be required to complete at least two placements on your programme.


Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for the programme, to enable students to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that they have developed.  There is some scope for students to be involved in negotiating and evaluating some assessment.

In addition to each of your module assessments you will take a programme level assessment in each of the first and second year of your programme. This is designed to assess your understanding of everything you have been taught and to help you to understand how different elements of your degree fit together to make a coherent programme.

You will be given weekly directed activities to complete in each module. These will contribute marks towards the final module assessment and reward engagement with the content of the module. They will also help you to check your understanding of what has been taught. Some of these activities may include further reading or preparation tasks for seminars. Some of the tasks will be completed online and may include quizzes which provide you with instant feedback on your understanding of the module content. In some modules lecturers may place some of the taught content on videos which you may be required to watch prior to attending a class. This will free up time for you to work on meaningful projects in class. 

On this programme there are some assessments which are marked on a pass/fail basis rather than graded. Please note that these assessments are excluded from the calculations made to produce the figures published in the Key Information Set (KIS) for this programme/subject.

Typically, our entry offer for this degree course is 112 UCAS tariff points.

Other requirements: For the old GCSE system we require grade C or above and for the new GCSE grading system we will accept grade 4 or higher in both English Language, Maths and Science (or accepted equivalent qualifications)​​.​ ​

We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications such as A Levels, BTECs and accredited Access courses.  We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

We accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications and Leeds Trinity interviews international candidates before a final decision is made. Typically, this is a call at a mutually convenient time. 

If you are unsure about the acceptance of a particular qualification you can check with our Admissions Team on 0113 283 7123 or email admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk​​​

UK & EU Students:

​​Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2017-18. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years. Tuition fees for 2018-19 will be set in summer 2017. Find out more

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £11,250 per year for this course starting in 2017-18. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. Tuition fees for 2018-19 will be set in summer 2017Find out more

​We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:

  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015
  • Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University.  
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. 
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.
  • There is the opportunity ​to study abroad​ which will incur additional costs. This would be discussed on an individual basis.

Kirstie Grace

​​​​I joined Leeds Trinity University in 2007 and I’m the Programme Leader for Sport and Exercise Sciences. I teach within the areas of Biomechanics and Performance Analysis. I’m currently undertaking a PhD in the Biomechanics of the Field Hockey drag flick.​​

@Kirstie_Grace

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​A stimulating blend of sports and scientific disciplines to equip you with the skills to develop and support excellence in tomorrow's athletes.

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My eyes were opened to the teaching profession and what is involved.

Ashleigh Davies

BA (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences (Sports Psychology) at King James School

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Graduates can go into successful careers as Sports and Exercise Scientists. The employability skills developed throughout the course will give graduates opportunities within and outside of sport. It will also enable you to progress on to a BASES-accredited postgraduate course.
Following the course, you will be qualified to study at postgraduate level in areas such as MA Sport ManagementMSc Health and Wellbeing and PGCE courseswhich we provide here at Leeds Trinity.

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