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BSc (Hons) Sport Science

University of Huddersfield
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Course UCAS code: 8V2M
Qualification type:
  • BSc (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
Do you want to know what really goes on in the mind and the body during physical exercise? Many national governing bodies of sport and professional sports clubs now employ sports scientists, strength and conditioning coaches, and sports psychologists. They're looking for those precious 'marginal gains' that can help their athletes compete to their full potential.This course could give you the skills to support people in achieving their best possible performance, while minimising their risk of injury. On the course you'll explore three main areas: physiology, psychology, and biomechanics. Physiology looks at how the body responds to exercise and physical activity, what factors might hold back an athlete and how appropriate training can improve performance. Sport psychology looks at how a person's way of thinking might affect their performance, and how they can use psychological skills to improve it. Biomechanics focuses on applying the laws of physics to human biological systems. The course is endorsed by SkillsActive, the Sector Skills Council for sport and exercise, which means you could gain extra industry-recognised qualifications within your degree. It is also endorsed by The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), and you could also become a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REP).
Year 1 Core modules: Anatomy and Physiology Introduction to Nutrition Introduction to Biomechanics Principles of Coaching Research and Study Skills Sport; Exercise and Health Psychology Year 2 Core modules: Laboratory Techniques in Sports Science Research Methods in Sports and Exercise Science Sport and Fitness Conditioning Sport Psychology Interventions Work Placement Module You may also have the opportunity to study abroad for a term in your second year. Year 3 Core modules: Applied Research in Physical Activity Applied Sports Science Project Management Option modules. Choose two from a list which may include: Paediatric Sports Science Physical Education and School Sport Sport and Exercise Nutrition Sport Rehabilitation
Assessment Methods:
Assessment will include coursework, practice/ competency based learning and examinations. 18% of the study time on this course is spent in lectures, seminars and tutorials. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
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15 January

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Huddersfield was a challenging and fun experience for me. The lecturers really inspired me to think creatively and forced me to consider new perspectives. The city life is ok, there’s not tonnes of clubbing but you can always hop on the train to Leeds or Manchester for a mad one. I prefer to hang out in the pub after lectures, anyway. There are loads of great facilities here too, the library is particularly amazing. The careers service is also incredibly helpful, I walked straight into a job after graduation!

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Student Recruitment Team:
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Email. [email protected]

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  • kendaal_96's avatar by kendaal_96 on 24th January 2019
    This is a great university. There is a lot of facilities, including the library, cafes/shops and a gym. The town is really easy to get around and everything is close together.
  • bethprice's avatar by bethprice on 24th January 2019
    It's an experience that needs experiencing.
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