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Discover the science behind sport performance and the health benefits of physical activity and exercise.

Do you dream of working with elite athletes to help improve their performance or want a better understanding of how science can be applied to sport to improve your coaching or teaching ability? Do you want to develop your understanding of exercise as a medicine for people with health problems or want to promote the benefits of physical activity and exercise?  This broad ranging course is uniquely designed to help you realise these dreams.

Drawing on 40 years of experience, we pride ourselves on offering many ‘hands on’ experiences in the laboratory or the sport coaching environment. This and our research-led curriculum, covering core Sport Science topics of physiology, psychology and biomechanics, will give you the knowledge and skills required for a career in the expanding exercise and sport market. With the addition of our sport and exercise specific employability programs and placements you have the opportunity to make yourself stand out from the crowd with a degree from one of the ‘original’ schools of sport science in the UK.

Discover the science behind sport performance and the health benefits of physical activity and exercise. Do you dream of working with elite athletes to help improve their performance or want a better understanding of how science can be applied to sport to improve your coaching or teaching ability? Do you want to develop your understanding of exercise as a medicine for people with...

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Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • JXH-1017: Human Physiology (20) or
    JXC-1017: Ffisioleg Dynol (20)
  • JXH-1018: Sports Sci career studies (10)
  • JXH-1021: Portfolio Academic skills (10) or
    JXC-1021: Sgiliau Academaidd (10)
  • JXH-1027: Psychomotor Behaviour (20) or
    JXC-1027: Ymddygiad Seicomodurol (20)
  • JXH-1040: Introduction Applied SS (10) or
    JXC-1040: Cyflwyno Gwyddorau Chwaraeon (10)
  • JXH-1044: Conducting Successful research (10) Core or
    PCC-1007: Cyflwyniad i Ymchwil (10) Core

Semester 2

  • JXH-1017: Human Physiology or
    JXC-1017: Ffisioleg Dynol
  • JXH-1020: Biomechanics (10)
  • JXH-1021: Portfolio Academic skills or
    JXC-1021: Sgiliau Academaidd
  • MSE-1023: Anatomy for Sport Science (10)
  • JXH-1027: Psychomotor Behaviour or
    JXC-1027: Ymddygiad Seicomodurol
  • JXH-1028: Physical Activity & Health (10)
  • JXH-1043: Practical Research Skills (10) Core or
    PCC-1006: Datblygu sgiliau ymchwil (10) Core

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • JXH-2016: Research Methods (20) Core or
    JXC-2016: Dulliau Ymchwill (20) Core
  • JXH-2020: Motor Control & Learning (10)
  • JXH-2022: Psychology of Sport Perf (10)
  • JXH-2024: Sport & Exercise Physio (20) or
    JXC-2024: Ffisioleg Chwaraeon ac Ymarfer (20)
  • JXH-2041: Project Proposal (20) or
    JXC-2041: Cynnig Prosiect Ymchwil (20)

Semester 2

  • JXH-2027: Sport Nutrition (10)
  • JXH-2036: Applied Sport Psych (10) or
    JXC-2036: Seicoleg Chwaraeon Cymhwysol (10)
  • JXH-2037: Exercise Psychology (10)
  • JXH-2038: Physiological assess skills (10) or
    JXC-2038: Asesiad Ffisiolegol (10)
  • JXH-2041: Project Proposal or
    JXC-2041: Cynnig Prosiect Ymchwil

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • JXH-3031: Stress & Performance (10) or
    JXC-3031: Straen a Pherfformiad (10)

Semester 2

  • JXH-3037: App Sport Sci of Elite Perf (10)

40 credits from:

  • JXH-3001: Research Project (40) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    JXC-3001: Prosiect Ymchwil (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • JXH-3054: Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    JXC-3054: Traethawd (40) (Semester 1 + 2)

Optional Modules

60 credits from:

  • JXH-3033: Research in Psychological Skil (10) (Semester 1) or
    JXC-3033: Ymchwil mewn Sgiliau Seicolego (10) (Semester 1)
  • JXH-3034: Personality & Ind Diffs (10) (Semester 1)
  • JXH-3039: Environmental Physiology (10) (Semester 1)
  • JXH-3047: Disability Sport & Rehab (10) (Semester 2)
  • JXH-3048: Exercise for Clinical Populati (10) (Semester 1)
  • JXH-3050: Skill Acquisition (10) (Semester 2)
  • JXH-3055: Biochemistry of Exercise (10) (Semester 1)

Year 1 Compulsory Modules Semester 1 JXH-1017: Human Physiology (20) or JXC-1017: Ffisioleg Dynol (20) JXH-1018: Sports Sci career studies (10) JXH-1021: Portfolio Academic skills (10) or JXC-1021: Sgiliau...

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Entry Requirements

GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Language, Maths and Science. Typical offer is based on a minimum of 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Access: Pass Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • Sports Leaders UK: Higher Sports Leadership qualifications
  • Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Extended Project Qualification
  • General Studies not accepted

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements).

GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Language, Maths and Science. Typical offer is based on a minimum of 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.: A Levels BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM International Baccalaureate Diploma Access: Pass Access to Higher Education Diploma Sports Leaders...

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