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B.Sc. On Campus

Sports and Exercise Science

University of Essex

36 months
Duration
17700 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

The BSc Sports and Exercise Science course at the University of Essex will give you a new and exciting perspective on the world of sport, exercise, health and physical fitness.

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Overview

How can athletes optimise their training and performance? How can individuals and communities improve their physical activity, health and well-being? Our inter-disciplinary team of scientists and practitioners will help you understand the role of physiology, psychology, biomechanics and nutrition in Sports and Exercise Science .

Your study topics at the University of Essex include:

  • How and why different energy systems are deployed at different exercise intensities
  • Biomechanical principles behind acute and chronic sporting injuries, and how these can be applied to prevent injuries
  • The role of ergogenic aids in improving athletic performance
  • How physical activity and nutrition can reduce the risk of cardio-metabolic disease
  • The design and implementation of psychological skills training programmes

Practical work in your first two years provides you with the professional and scientific skills you need to conduct your own research project in your final year, and to make the transition to postgraduate study or on to a fulfilling career in a range of industries, especially sport, health and education.

Your future

The sport, fitness, health and leisure sectors are booming and provide a variety of careers for sports and exercise science graduates.

Typical career destinations include healthcare, teaching, and the health and fitness industries or postgraduate study. Our courses develop your skills in numeracy, information technology, communication and time management, which are important to all employers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Skills and Development 1
  • Biomechanics
  • Principles of Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Sports and Exercise Science

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GCSE: Mathematics and a Science subject at grade C/4
  • A-levels: BBB, including B in one science subject or Mathematics (PE and Psychology count as science A-levels)
  • BTEC: DDD, depending on subject studied - advice on acceptability can be provided.
  • IB: 30 points or three Higher Level certificates with 555, including Higher Level Science or Mathematics grade 5, or (if not taking HL Maths) Standard Level Mathematics/Maths Studies grade 4.
  • We are also happy to consider a combination of separate IB Diploma Programmes at both Higher and Standard Level. Please note that Standard Level Maths in the IB is not required if you have already achieved GCSE Maths at grade C/4 or above or 4 in IB Middle Years Maths.
  • Exact offer levels will vary depending on the range of subjects being taken at higher and standard level, and the course applied for.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17700 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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