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Course starts: 14 September 2020Apply now
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Course starts: 14 September 2020Apply now
This is the broadest of our suite of sports courses.
You will gain practical experience in the fields of psychology, physiology, biomechanics, nutrition and injury rehabilitation. You will combine these disciplines to analyse and develop strategies to optimise performance in sport and exercise, which will be supported by our excellent teaching team.
During the course you can choose modules in exercise training which can result in accredited Personal Trainer and Exercise Referral awards at no additional cost, significantly enhancing your employment prospects.
The Exercise, Sport and Rehabilitation Therapies Team are busy making preparations for the start of the academic year.
Covid-19 has challenged the delivery of all courses but here at the University of Sunderland we have developed our emergency professional standards: an effective approach to your course of study, blending face-to-face and online teaching.
Our experience has shown that this method opens new learning opportunities for all, enabling you to develop graduate skills such as time management, self-care and workload prioritisation, with support from the academic team and the wider University services available to you.
Sport and Exercise Sciences skills will continue to be taught and practiced in our outstanding Darwin Building laboratories and CitySpace facility. This approach will ensure you develop your practical skills on campus, while theoretical underpinning will be taught online using conference technology (Big Blue Button and Microsoft Teams). We will be identifying sessions we hope to be completed on campus to allow you to develop your practical skills alongside your peers.
The Exercise, Sport and Rehabilitation Therapies team are working on a bespoke induction programme, in which staff hope to meet you.
In the coming months before commencing your studies please contact the team if we can offer any further guidance before joining us:
Our teaching methods are designed to develop not only your knowledge but also skills that enhance employability. Methods include small group work, practical activities, workshops, lectures, tutorials, computer-based learning, presentations and independent learning.
As well as assessments that count towards your degree, there are also on-going assessments for feedback and consolidating your learning. Assessment methods include essays, reports, practical work and presentations.
Our typical offer is
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We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or an equivalent qualification, for example; a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
If English is not your first language we will require an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) can also be considered if the applicant's element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS.
The annual fee for this course is:
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
Sunderland’s strong links with regional and national sporting organisations, local hospitals and authorities, and health and fitness centres helps you get to know potential future employers. You will also gain first-hand experience of how Sport and Exercise Sciences can be applied in working environments. There is a major focus on career planning for both employment and further study at all stages in the Sport and Exercise Science course. You will be prepared for supervised experience, the initial stage in the process towards becoming a professionally recognised Sport and Exercise Scientist accredited through the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).
Sport and Exercise Sciences now has accreditation from PD: Approval, the national endorsement body for Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), to award vocational qualifications (related to the health and fitness industry) to students who successfully complete specific modules.
|University level||Main module mapped to||
|5||Exercise Testing and Prescription||Level 3 Personal Trainer|
|6||Exercise for Special Populations||Level 3 Exercise Referral Instructor|
Potential employers for graduates of this course include sports clubs, national sports associations, sports and leisure companies, recreation services, local authorities, health bodies including the NHS, schools and colleges. Many of our graduate sport and exercise scientists go on to provide clinical support services to health or medical professionals working in a variety of specialities.
During the course, you will be encouraged and supported to begin the process of supervised experience through BASES.
Job roles include the following (some require further training):
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