During the Sport and Exercise Sciences (with Foundation Year) (Hons) course from Hartpury College you’ll benefit from our excellent sports facilities as you put into practice what you learn, managing athlete health, fitness, strength and power levels to maximise their potential. This is a fast-growing industry with plenty of opportunities to apply your skills.
This foundation year option is an alternative route into degree-level study. It’s ideal for those who need to gain subject-specific knowledge and skills in order to progress onto the full BSc qualification.
During your time with us you’ll learn from lecturers who are also industry professionals, whether that’s in biomechanics, physiology or psychology. You could also have the chance to work alongside one of our competing sports teams or elite-level athletes on campus.
Your first year will give you theoretical understanding of a range of subjects. You’ll examine and understand the science behind the fascinating areas of the mechanics of movement, sports psychology, health and exercise. As you progress through the course you’ll be able to tailor your studies towards what you want to do when you graduate.
From your second year you’ll take a more hands-on approach, focusing on industry techniques to get you ready for employment. You’ll make the most of our professional-style sports campus, learning in our human performance laboratory and biomechanics area as part of our new Sports Academy developments.
You’ll get hands-on with sports people and specialist equipment, bringing together everything you’ve learnt to make a real difference to the sportspeople you’re working with.
You’ll have lots of opportunities to gain experience outside of your course, from working in sports clubs to private and public healthcare facilities. You will also have opportunities to work with schoolchildren, helping to tackle obesity and promote healthy living as part of the Hartlinx project.
You’ll be encouraged to complete ISAK* training to better understand human growth, exercise, performance and nutrition. You could also volunteer with our sports teams and athletes through our on-site Sports Academy. BASES** student membership is also free as part of this course.
Sport, health and exercise science is an exciting and expanding industry with a wealth of opportunities. A Sport and Exercise Science graduate could expect to gain employment within professional or amateur sport, as well as with the NHS or in private healthcare, as an:
Sport and Exercise Science graduates are also able to progress onto postgraduate study.
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
Part-time study options available.
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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