BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
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- A well grounded knowledge and understanding of the current issues and research in all disciplines of Sport and Exercise Science
- The ability to personalise their degree at Level Three by choosing their module electives and independent research area
- A range of practical and applied skills to assist them in assessing, monitoring and developing people for performance or health benefits
- Transferable skills that will assist within the working environment.
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science is an applied multi-disciplinary degree. It develops knowledge, understanding and practical skills in physiology, biomechanics and psychology and their impact upon sports performance, physical activity and health.
The course team boasts a vibrant and dynamic range of highly qualified BASES accredited researchers and support staff, sports coaches, strength and conditioning coaches and competitive athletes. The department engages in applied research and actively supports a large number of consultancy projects in the field of sport and exercise science, providing unique opportunities for students to further develop additional skills and vocational experience in the field of sport and exercise science.
This course is accredited by the following:
- British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES).
Is This Course Right For Me?
This is the right course for students who:
- Have an interest and a background in Physical Education, Sport or Science
- Are willing to engage in theoretical concepts and apply the concepts through laboratory practicals
- Are committed to becoming an independent learner.
How You Study
A progressive and multi-disciplinary course that qualifies the Sport and Exercise Science graduate at Honours degree level in the areas specific to sport and exercise science.
The course will provide the student with an extensive knowledge and understanding of the key sport and exercise disciplines of physiology, biomechanics and psychology in both the laboratory and field settings. The student will also develop key transferable skills to prepare the student for sport related graduate employment or postgraduate study.
Compulsory modules at Levels One and Two provide students with the foundation and underpinning knowledge in sport and exercise science. Exploring, evaluating and applying subject theory to vocational practice, prepares the student for advanced study at Level Three. At this level, in addition to the compulsory independent study, students select from a series of electives dependent on vocational interests and subject expertise.
How You Are Assessed
Students will experience a variety of different assessment methods depending on whether the study is practical, theoretical or contextual/vocational.
Assessment methods may include demonstration of laboratory techniques, field assessments, laboratory reports, coursework, individual/group presentations and written examinations.
The course aims to harness students' academic focus with the development of personal and career skills through vocational opportunities and additional qualifications/awards.
What We Look For In Your Application
- A good background in Science at GCSE and Further Education Level
- A commitment to sport/exercise and a desire to learn new concepts
- Evidence of a variety of transferable skills, including strong communication skills and working as part of a team
- Commitment and enthusiasm for sport and exercise science
- Be able to work effectively as an independent learner and as part of a group
- Interpersonal skills and a willingness to develop the skills they already have.
Applicants should have a minimum of 320 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of two A Levels (or the equivalent), including a science related subject (Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Sports Studies and Physical Education are acceptable). Points gained from General Studies and Critical Thinking A/AS Levels will not be counted. In addition to the minimum of two A Levels, other qualifications such as AS Levels, the Extended Project and the ASDAN CoPE for example, will be counted towards the 320 point requirement.
We also accept a wide range of other qualifications including the BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma, the European and International Baccalaureate Diplomas, and Advanced Diplomas.
Applicants will also be required to have at least three GCSEs at grade C or above (or the equivalent), including English Language, Maths and a Science.
Applications are welcomed from mature students who are studying towards an Access to Higher Education programme in a science related programme. A minimum of 45 level 3 credits at merit or above will be required. We will also consider applicants with extensive relevant work experience.
If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biomechanical Basis of Human Movement
This module aims to examine the mechanics of human movement, identifying the internal and external forces acting on the human body and the effects of these forces. Particular emphasis will be placed on applying the theoretical principles of biomechanics to sport and exercise.
Introduction to Psychomotor Behaviour in Sport and Exercise
The module aims to examine, through an information processing approach to sports performance, the principles of learning and performing a range of motor skills. In addition, social psychological variables will be studied relating to the facilitation and decrement in learning and performances.
Physiological Foundations of Sport and Exercise
The module aims to provide a basic knowledge of the structure and function of the human body, this module will focus on anatomical, biochemical and physiological integration necessary for human movement production. The student will develop an integrated systems approach to human movement, examining endocrine, neural and muscular functions required for movement initiation.
Research Methods 1
This module aims to develop students' study skills and introduce them to the underpinning concepts of scientific study and research methods. This module will enable the student to benefit more fully from the higher education learning environment and develop their reflective practice, along with an understanding of the philosophy of science as related to scientific study in sport and exercise.
Applied Movement Analysis
This module aims to enable students to build on knowledge they gained at Level One within Biomechanical Basis of Human Movement. It will involve the delivery of more advanced theoretical concepts and their application to practical sport assessment.
Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
This module aims to enable students to consolidate and expand on the fundamental principles of human anatomy and physiology, developed at Level One. Encouraging students to apply these principles to investigate how the body performs and responds to physical activity. Students will be able to apply the generic principles of exercise physiology to different populations in order to develop an appreciation of methods of fitness development and adaptations.
Personal and Career Development
This module aims to equip students with an assortment of skills, understandings and achievements required for the world of work. Employability skills audits, practise of job applications and CV writing will all provide the contextual bedrock from which effective employability and career strategies will be generated.
Research Methods 2
This module aims to build directly on the key concepts delivered at Level One through the Research Methods 1 module. Advancing an understanding of research enquiry, the module will introduce a wide range of methodologies applicable to sport and exercise science research. Enabling independent research activities, the development of analytical skills will be evolved through applied evidence-based practice.
Sport and Exercise Psychology
The module aims to focus on the importance of psychological factors in sport, including: an introduction to the history and nature of sport and exercise psychology, self-determination in exercise and sport, physical self-perceptions, social influences on sport and exercise participation, correlates of physical activity, sport and moral behaviour, sport-related transitions, sport and development of life skills.
Adapted Sport and Exercise Prescription (Option)
This optional module aims to provide a theoretical and practical perspective on sporting provision for people with disabilities. Definitions of disability; the mainstreaming of disability sport; and the place of physical education and youth sport will form the contextual bedrock of knowledge. Physiological, anatomical, mechanical and psycho-social perspectives will be examined to promote exercise prescription for people with a range of disabilities seen in the context of health or performance based sporting activities. Specific consideration will be given to applicable exercise assessment and fitness enhancement techniques used in laboratory, clinical or work-based settings.
Advanced Biomechanical Analysis (Option)
This optional module aims to develop the students' ability to carry out independent research and consultancy activities in the area of sport and exercise biomechanics. Building on the knowledge gained at previous levels, introducing state of the art techniques to assess performance and the wider issues surrounding support work.
Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology (Option)
This optional module aims to develop further understanding of how sport psychology can be applied to improve and support sport performance. It provides an insight into how psychological skills training can be used by athletes from all different levels and how the performer can manage competition and training and enhance performance. The student will consider how to effectively assess an athletes psychological profile, how to design and implement training programmes.
Independent Study: Sport and Exercise Science
This compulsory module aims to build upon individual, supervised student activity, which provides an opportunity for an in-depth study of a particular topic relevant to the field of their particular degree and to demonstrate original and critical thought.
Physical Activity for Health Development (Option)
This optional module aims to critically examine the dose-response relationship between physical activity and health, exploring the prescription of exercise to benefit specific low risk conditions and special populations such as young people and the elderly. It will draw upon the theoretical issues and practical skills delivered at Level Two exploring physical activity, health and disease. Students will employ vocationally relevant skills in the assessment and diagnosis of a low risk client and provide exercise-based recommendations.
Physiological Aspects of High Performance Sport (Option)
This optional module aims to encourage students to apply knowledge and understanding of the physiological systems during exercise, at fatigue and following training to the performance and specific requirements of an elite athlete. An elite sport or high performance athlete in this context is defined as any sport or athlete, recognised by Sport England.
Sport and Exercise Nutrition (Option)
This optional module aims to draw upon prior knowledge and practical experience in nutrition, furthering the relationship with exercise and environmental physiology.
Strength and Conditioning (Option)
This optional interdisciplinary module aims to build on prior knowledge of anatomical and physiological processes, preparing students for vocational employment within the strength and conditioning environment and factors to consider within the support of athletes, programme design and effective implementation/delivery.
Special Features & Research Highlights
An applied course that integrates theoretical and practical concepts through a wide range of teaching methods.
The recently developed Human Performance Centre enables staff and students to perform cutting edge research and assessment of high level performers within the field of sport and exercise science.
BASES Undergraduate Endorsement scheme.
Student as Producer
Student as Producer is a development of the University of Lincoln's policy of research-informed teaching to research-engaged teaching. Research-engaged teaching involves more research and research-like activities at the core of the undergraduate curriculum. A significant amount of teaching at the University of Lincoln is already research-engaged.
Student as Producer will make research-engaged teaching an institutional priority, across all colleges and subject areas. In this way students become part of the academic project of the University and collaborators with academics in the production of knowledge and meaning. Research-engaged teaching is grounded in the intellectual history and tradition of the modern university.
Please visit the Student as Producer website for further information. [http://studentasproducer.lincoln.ac.uk/]
Facilities include a state-of-the-art Human Performance Centre and sports facilities.
The Sports Centre hosts a double sports hall, all weather synthetic pitches, fitness suites, squash courts, a dance studio and saunas.
Our graduates go on to careers in sport science support, teaching and commissions in the armed forces. A growing number are employed in health professions, including working as clinical and community health advisers, while others are employed as training and fitness coaches. Some graduates choose to continue to further study or research at postgraduate level.
While you are at the University of Lincoln, you will have different services at your disposal that will help you best prepare for your future career.
The University's Careers & Employability Team offers qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University and once you graduate.
This service includes one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities. Having achieved new knowledge and skills, you will be fully supported to fulfil your career ambitions.
The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world. It advertises a range of graduate positions around the country.
Visit our Careers Service pages for further information. [http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/studentcareersservice/]
Sports kit: £100
At the University of Lincoln, we provide access to excellent teaching and learning facilities, library materials, laboratories, laboratory equipment, consumables and IT equipment that you would expect to find included in your tuition fee.
In addition, we cover other necessary costs associated with modules which are a compulsory part of your course. These compulsory items are included in your tuition fee.
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