In year one you will study a range of modules covering the core principles of sports and exercise sciences such as anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, performance analysis and psychology. In addition you will be able to select two optional specialist modules from Strength and Conditioning, 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. The year ends with a professional placement.
In year two you will develop your knowledge and understanding further with core modules in psychology, biomechanics and physiology. The options throughout your second year allow you to further develop your specialism from year one or choose a new specialism from performance coaching, strength and conditioning or sports nutrition. The second year also focuses on 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 to allow you the flexibility to tailor your degree to your preferred specialisms or continue to broaden your knowledge and understanding. Possible modules include, physiology, biomechanics, psychology, sports nutrition, applied specialist modules 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: