In year one you will study a range of modules covering the core principles of sports and exercise science such as anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, performance analysis and psychology. You will also study an introduction to the techniques in strength and conditioning. In addition you will be able to select one optional specialist modules from exercise psychology or health and fitness. You will also study a module which will combine these disciplines and allow you to develop your applied experience in an interdisciplinary setting with programme level assessment.
Year two will focus on strength and conditioning throughout the year and in addition you will develop your general knowledge and understanding further with core modules in psychology, biomechanics and physiology. The second year also allows you to develop your employability skills and provides the option of either undertaking a second professional block placement or a volunteering module which will allow you to use any ongoing volunteering experience towards your degree programme. You will also study general research principles in preparation for your final year dissertation.
The final year is mostly optional modules which covers applied strength and conditioning and sports nutrition. The other modules are optional to allow you the flexibility to tailor your degree within your preferred specialism. Possible modules include, physiology, biomechanics, psychology, sports injury, and health based modules for physical activity. You will also undertake a final year project which will allow you to use the research skills you have acquired throughout the programme and research an area of your interest.
On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following: