Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 18/10/2018

Our Sport and Exercise Science course focuses on the scientific principles that underpin sport and exercise. Our course is practical-based, stimulating, well-structured and research-informed, covering a range of topic areas including biomechanics, physiology and psychology. The practical elements of our Sport and Exercise Science course make use of purpose-built laboratories to develop your knowledge and understanding of the key issues within sport and exercise science.

 

Course

Highlights

  • Our purpose-built laboratories and research facilities
  • Opportunity for you to gain additional coaching qualifications during the course

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Placement Opportunities

The course offers you internship opportunities with three local professional sports clubs in the area.

Course Details

Evidence supporting the need for exercise for fitness and health is now widely accepted in industry, education, medicine and sport. This increasingly important role has led to a demand for scientific evidence to improve sport performance making sport and exercise science one of the most rapidly advancing areas of study. Our course aims to develop your critical skills, allowing you to investigate and analyse issues from a scientific perspective, as well as enhancing your personal and transferable skills.

Read more…

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

This course provides you with the skills necessary to secure employment in a number of careers in a range of sectors including opportunities in sport science support, teaching, coaching, performance enhancement and the health and fitness industry. You will develop excellent communication and analytical skills which will give you a great advantage when looking for employment. You also have the opportunity to continue your academic study, and have the option to progress onto our MSc Strength and Conditioning  course, amongst other postgraduate programmes.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be CCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. In addition, you will need to have studied a physical education, sports science or science related subject at A Level, BTEC level 3 diploma or equivalent qualification.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

Admission to this foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course that you wish to study.

Course Content

  • Anatomy and Human Movement (20 Credits)
    Module code: SPO1008
    Core Module Y
  • Careers and Employability in Sport (20 Credits)
    Module code: SPO1009
    Core Module N
  • Physiological Function and Response (20 Credits)
    Module code: SPO1003
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Fitness Training Methods (20 Credits)
    Module code: SPO1012
    Core Module Y
  • The Social Context of Sport (20 Credits)
    Module code: SPO1007
    Core Module N
  • Introduction to Human Nutrition (20 Credits)
    Module code: SLS1010
    Core Module N
  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology (20 Credits)
    Module code: SPO1024
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

Sports Zone at Waterside is home to a multi-use sports dome suitable for a variety of sports, including football, badminton and netball. The facilities include two sports performance labs, a pair of teaching rooms and changing rooms. In addition, there also are three outdoor multi-use games areas and floodlit full-size all-weather sports pitch. The sports dome is used for teaching, research and recreational activities.

Our purpose-built laboratories and research facilities enable you to undertake performance analysis within a supportive environment.

You are encouraged throughout your course to become members of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). There is also the opportunity for you to gain additional coaching qualifications during the course.

Reading List
  • Weinberg, R.S and Gould, D. (2015) Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology (6th ed). Human Kinetics
  • Buckworth, J., Dishman, R., O’Connor & Tomporowski (2013) Exercise Psychology (2nd ed). Human Kinetics
  • McArdle, W. D., Katch, F. I., & Katch, V. L. (2014). Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance. 8th ed Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  • Kenney, W. L., Wilmore, J., & Costill, D. (2015). Physiology of Sport and Exercise 6th Edition. Human Kinetics
  • Marieb, E.N. and Hoehn, K., (2007). Human Anatomy and Physiology. Pearson Education
  • Ackland, T.R., Elliott, B. and Bloomfield, J., (2009). Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics in Sport. Human Kinetics

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Strength and Conditioning MSc

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
Foundation Framework: £6,500 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Additional costs:

  • You are not required to purchase any textbooks. We endeavour to ensure that all necessary material is available in the University library.
  • Additional costs will be incurred if you decide to participate in optional field trips/visits as part of your course. The exact cost will depend upon the location chosen for the trip.
  • You will need to wear suitable sports kit for practical sessions as part of the course. We encourage you to purchase Sport and Exercise kit (polo shirts and hoodies) but these are not compulsory. The exact cost of kit will be provided at the start of the course.

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,000
Foundation Framework: £9,400

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Additional costs:

  • You are not required to purchase any textbooks. We endeavour to ensure that all necessary material is available in the University library.
  • Additional costs will be incurred if you decide to participate in optional field trips/visits as part of your course. The exact cost will depend upon the location chosen for the trip.
  • You will need to wear suitable sports kit for practical sessions as part of the course. We encourage you to purchase Sport and Exercise kit (polo shirts and hoodies) but these are not compulsory. The exact cost of kit will be provided at the start of the course.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Foundation Study Framework

Our Foundation Study Framework offers an exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the entry requirements for this course, we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year course which includes our Foundation Study Framework.

The Foundation Study Framework will help you to develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you will need in order to successfully progress to the full award.  The Foundation Study Framework provides you with a practical and group-based approach to learning that supports your development and your transition to Higher Education, whilst also studying a number of specialist modules.

Read more…


*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

  • Designed to adapt to 21st century teaching
  • Full range of integrated learning environments
  • 24/7 library and learning zone
  • Low environmental impact

Now Open

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Updated 18/10/2018

  • Our Sport and Exercise Science course focuses on the scientific principles that underpin sport and exercise. Our course is practical-based, stimulating, well-structured and research-informed, covering a range of topic areas including biomechanics, physiology and psychology. The practical elements of our Sport and Exercise Science course make use of purpose-built laboratories to develop your knowledge and understanding of the key issues within sport and exercise science.

     

    Course

    Highlights

    • Our purpose-built laboratories and research facilities
    • Opportunity for you to gain additional coaching qualifications during the course

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • Evidence supporting the need for exercise for fitness and health is now widely accepted in industry, education, medicine and sport. This increasingly important role has led to a demand for scientific evidence to improve sport performance making sport and exercise science one of the most rapidly advancing areas of study. Our course aims to develop your critical skills, allowing you to investigate and analyse issues from a scientific perspective, as well as enhancing your personal and transferable skills.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Placement Opportunities

    The course offers you internship opportunities with three local professional sports clubs in the area.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      This course provides you with the skills necessary to secure employment in a number of careers in a range of sectors including opportunities in sport science support, teaching, coaching, performance enhancement and the health and fitness industry. You will develop excellent communication and analytical skills which will give you a great advantage when looking for employment. You also have the opportunity to continue your academic study, and have the option to progress onto our MSc Strength and Conditioning  course, amongst other postgraduate programmes.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be CCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. In addition, you will need to have studied a physical education, sports science or science related subject at A Level, BTEC level 3 diploma or equivalent qualification.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

    Admission to this foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course that you wish to study.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Anatomy and Human Movement (20 Credits)
      Module code: SPO1008
      Core Module Y
    • Careers and Employability in Sport (20 Credits)
      Module code: SPO1009
      Core Module N
    • Physiological Function and Response (20 Credits)
      Module code: SPO1003
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Fitness Training Methods (20 Credits)
      Module code: SPO1012
      Core Module Y
    • The Social Context of Sport (20 Credits)
      Module code: SPO1007
      Core Module N
    • Introduction to Human Nutrition (20 Credits)
      Module code: SLS1010
      Core Module N
    • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology (20 Credits)
      Module code: SPO1024
      Core Module Y
      • Weinberg, R.S and Gould, D. (2015) Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology (6th ed). Human Kinetics
      • Buckworth, J., Dishman, R., O’Connor & Tomporowski (2013) Exercise Psychology (2nd ed). Human Kinetics
      • McArdle, W. D., Katch, F. I., & Katch, V. L. (2014). Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance. 8th ed Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
      • Kenney, W. L., Wilmore, J., & Costill, D. (2015). Physiology of Sport and Exercise 6th Edition. Human Kinetics
      • Marieb, E.N. and Hoehn, K., (2007). Human Anatomy and Physiology. Pearson Education
      • Ackland, T.R., Elliott, B. and Bloomfield, J., (2009). Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics in Sport. Human Kinetics
    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Strength and Conditioning MSc

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
    Foundation Framework: £6,500 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Additional costs:

    • You are not required to purchase any textbooks. We endeavour to ensure that all necessary material is available in the University library.
    • Additional costs will be incurred if you decide to participate in optional field trips/visits as part of your course. The exact cost will depend upon the location chosen for the trip.
    • You will need to wear suitable sports kit for practical sessions as part of the course. We encourage you to purchase Sport and Exercise kit (polo shirts and hoodies) but these are not compulsory. The exact cost of kit will be provided at the start of the course.

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,000
    Foundation Framework: £9,400

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Additional costs:

    • You are not required to purchase any textbooks. We endeavour to ensure that all necessary material is available in the University library.
    • Additional costs will be incurred if you decide to participate in optional field trips/visits as part of your course. The exact cost will depend upon the location chosen for the trip.
    • You will need to wear suitable sports kit for practical sessions as part of the course. We encourage you to purchase Sport and Exercise kit (polo shirts and hoodies) but these are not compulsory. The exact cost of kit will be provided at the start of the course.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Our Foundation Study Framework offers an exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

    If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the entry requirements for this course, we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year course which includes our Foundation Study Framework.

    The Foundation Study Framework will help you to develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you will need in order to successfully progress to the full award.  The Foundation Study Framework provides you with a practical and group-based approach to learning that supports your development and your transition to Higher Education, whilst also studying a number of specialist modules.

    Read more…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour