On this course you will be given the opportunity to examine practical, professional and theoretical elements that influence sports and exercise performance, participation and health. You will also explore how sport and exercise science can help improve the performance of athletes and sports teams, and assist individuals in improving their health and wellbeing.
You will build on your previous study of Sports Science to full degree level, and cover a range of areas including sport physiology and psychology and biomechanics. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a large research project on an area of sports science of interest to you.
You will gain an understanding of the different scientific theories that can be applied in sports science and become an expert in making use of scientific methods of enquiry, interpreting and analysing scientific data and using a range of the latest technologies in sports and exercise science in our human performance laboratory. You will also develop the skills needed to monitor and evaluate responses to sport and exercise effectively.
As well as enhancing knowledge and experience of sports science, you will develop skills in communication, leadership, ICT, time management, organisation, critical thinking, presentation, problem solving, data handling and project management. In addition, you will explore sport science support for athletes.
You are encouraged to develop your own areas of academic research and relate your studies to practical sports situations. Fieldwork is regarded as an important part of the course too. Residential field trips will give you experience of a wide range of outdoor activities.
The teaching methods and course content are informed by relevant professional bodies including the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES), the Association of Physical Education (AfPE), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the European College of Sports Science (ECSS).
Modules are vocationally relevant ensuring that our graduates are in the best position to pursue careers in their chosen profession.
At Newman you are taught by active researchers who apply their expertise in the world of sport. The lecturers on this course regularly present at international conferences and provide sports science support to elite level athletes.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, workshops, seminars and practical sessions. Assessment is by a combination of written examinations, presentations, assessed coursework and practical tests. The coursework may include a working portfolio, laboratory manuals, reports and essays.
As a Newman Sports Science graduate, you will be well-equipped for a wide range of careers in sports science, coaching and related areas, including positions supporting elite athletes and teams. You could also be making a difference to real everyday lives by providing interventions for the sedentary, obese, elderly and ill. You will be well-prepared to continue your studies at postgraduate level to obtain higher degrees and acquire further specialist skills.
All applicants will need to have 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 in a relevant Foundation Degree or HND. To progress directly onto level 6 (third year of the degree) applicants should normally achieve an overall merit or distinction. Applicants not achieving this can enter at level 5 (second year of the degree programme).
All applicants intending to progress directly onto level 6 are required to attend and pass a bridging module prior to enrolment. This module focuses on research methods and academic writing. Applicants not achieving pass this module will enter the programme at level 5 (second year of the degree programme).
Applicants should also hold GCSE grade C or above in English Language and Maths (or equivalent awards). If your application meets our entry requirements, you may be invited to attend an interview.
Contact: Contact for admissions enquiries Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Adam Benkwitz (Head of Sport and Health) Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2402) Email: A.Benkwitz@newman.ac.uk
Fees per academic year: 2018/19* Full-time: £9,250
* Fees shown are for 2018/19 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).