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Sport and Exercise Sciences

BSc Honours

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Sport and Exercise Sciences

BSc Honours

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    Year of entry: Sept 2019 
  • Course Type:  Full time (3 years)
    Foundation (4 years)
  • Tariff Points: 112
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Course Overview

Are you fascinated by the science underpinning athletic performance? Do you want to work with athletes, helping them to reach their performance potential?

Studying Sport and Exercise Sciences gives you the opportunity to understand the science behind all aspects of athletic performance.

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Why study with us

Work with athletes during your degree, applying theory to real-world scenarios.

Access excellent facilities, including a sports science laboratory and a strength and conditioning suite.

Get the opportunity to complete a professional work placement abroad or take part in our Study Abroad programme.

Choose your path. At the end of your first year, you can continue with Sport and Exercise Sciences, or transfer to Sport and Exercise Sciences (Sports Nutrition), or Strength and Conditioning.

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90%

of our Sport and Physical Education students are satisfied overall with their course.

(National Student Survey 2018)

95%

of our Sport and Physical Education students are satisfied with the learning resources on their course.

(National Student Survey 2018)

95%

of our graduates are in work or further study, six months after graduation.

(Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2017)

No. 2

Leeds Trinity University is 2nd in Yorkshire for overall student satisfaction, behind only the University of Leeds.

(Mainstream universities in National Student Survey 2018) ​​​

Course Information

About this course >

You’ll cover the key elements of sport and exercise sciences, exploring a range of theories and concepts relating to physiology, biomechanics, and psychology. More importantly, you’ll develop key laboratory skills in a range of disciplines which will help you to improve the performance of athletes.

We’ll give you the opportunity to tailor your degree to your interests after the first year. You can choose to further develop your knowledge and specialise in sports nutrition, performance coaching or strength and conditioning.

Whatever path you choose, you’ll put theory into practice by completing two professional work placements. You can complete your placements in the UK or abroad, and you’ll have the opportunity to volunteer or study abroad as part of your degree. We’ll also give you first-hand experience of working with athletes through Trinity Performance, our sport and exercise science enterprise service that offers coach education, consultancy and health assessments to professional athletes.

By the time you graduate, you’ll not only be ready for a successful career in the sports industry, but you’ll also have been able to develop highly transferable business and management skills that will prepare you for a wide range of graduate roles.

Leeds Trinity University courses terms and conditions

Further Study

Postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance your skills further and really specialise within an area.  Following this course, you will be qualified to study at postgraduate level in areas such as MA Sport Management, MSc Health and Well being, Master by Research programme and PGCE courses, which we provide here at Leeds Trinity.

Modules >

Year 1

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.

Year 2

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.

Year 3

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.


Learning and Teaching >

Year 1 – 14.8% of scheduled learning and teaching; 201 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 929 hours of independent teaching; 224 hours on placement

Year 2 – 15.6% of scheduled learning and teaching; 196 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 917 hours of independent teaching; 138 hours on placement

Year 3 – 14.9% of scheduled learning and teaching; 179 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 1,021 hours of independent teaching

 
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


Breakdown of course assessment:

Year 1 – 89.2% coursework; 10.8% written exams

Year 2 - 100% coursework

Year 3 - 100% coursework

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.

Entry Requirements >

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.

​If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another higher education institution, you may be able to enter the course at Level 5 or 6. For more information, read our student guide to the Recognition of Prior Certified Learning.

We accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications and Leeds Trinity interviews international candidates. 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​​​.

Student Finance >

UK & EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2019/20. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future yearsFind out more here.

Living costs will also need to be taken in to consideration. Find out more about accommodation and costs here.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study. Get more information about bursaries and scholarships here.

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

Additional Costs

​​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.

UCAS Personal Statement

Writing your personal statement for UCAS applications is your opportunity to demonstrate what makes you the perfect fit for a university. With over 60,000 students applying for university places each year, you need to stand out from the crowd - and your personal statement is key. Our Admissions team has put together its top tips on how to craft the perfect personal statement.

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Placement Opportunities

​We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out.

Our past students have completed placements at professional sports clubs such as Bolton Wanderers Football Club and Leeds Rhinos Rugby League Football Club, primary and secondary schools, human kinetics publishers, local authority health and wellbeing services, and Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food.

Graduate Opportunities

​Our commitment to developing your employability skills means you'll have the skills, knowledge and confidence to work in a wide range of sports industry roles. Many of our graduates work in elite sport as applied scientists, but they have also been successful in teaching, coaching, business and marketing roles thanks to the transferable skills they've developed throughout the course.

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What is Unistats?

What is Unistats?
Unistats is the official site that allows you to search for and compare data and information on university and college programmes from across the UK. The site draws together comparable information on those areas that students have identified as important in making decisions about what and where to study.
 
Sport and Exercise Sciences Unistats
You may have noticed that there are no Unistats available  for this programme. This is because this programme is new, the results you’ll see are actually a combination of results from similar programmes.
 
If you need any further information on the Unistats data, please just contact us at enquiries@leedstrinity.ac.uk or on 0113 283 7150.