The course will equip you with knowledge of sports science while emphasising its applications to coaching practice. The modules that you will study cover the fundamental principles of the three main sub-disciplines of sports science including physiology, sport psychology and sport biomechanics.
Teaching and Learning
Your course consists of a combination of structured learning and teaching activities and independent learning.
Structured learning activities include lectures, seminars, tutorials and other time-tabled sessions. The amount of time set aside for each activity (‘contact hours’) is set out in individual module descriptors and so will vary depending on the modules you take. When you are not attending structured learning and teaching activities you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, using the library, preparing for seminars, and completing coursework assignments.
The programme specification will provide more information on the specific learning and teaching activities on this course.
Your overall workload will include your learning and teaching activities and independent learning with total study time of around 10 hours being worth 1 credit. While your actual contact hours will depend on any option modules you choose.
You will be given opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. This may take the form of practice or ‘formative’ assessments for which you will receive feedback from your tutor. Formative assessments are developmental and any marks you receive do not count towards your overall module mark. There is at least one formal or ‘summative’ assessment towards the end of each module. The marks from summative assessments do count towards your overall module mark.
Assessment methods vary, but your programme specification will provide more information on the specific methods used on this course. You can find out more about the assessment methods used across the University in the assessment guide on the Academic Advice pages.
Balance of assessment
The balance of assessment will vary depending on any option modules you choose.
Please note: The percentages below do not include any pass/fail elements as these do not contribute to the overall degree classification. All modules must be successfully completed for credit to be awarded.
You will receive feedback on all assessed coursework and practical assignments and we aim to provide this within three weeks. Feedback on examinations is also available on request.
Assessment feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module leader.
What are the course entry requirements?
We welcome and encourage applications from a wide spectrum of potential students who may offer a combination of awards and experience. All applications are considered on an individual basis. We will take into account your motivation, ability, industrial experience and educational background.
Examples of appropriate entry qualifications are:-
At least 240 UCAS tariff points.
BTEC National Diploma or AVCE/GNVQ in an appropriate vocational area.
A GCE A-level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject.
This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at level A-C.
Advanced or Progression Diplomas (from 2010) where they demonstrate relevance to the Higher Education programme (UCAS tariff to be decided).
Access to Higher Education Diploma ? 60 credits, of which at least 45 must be achieved at level 3 (from 2010, with merit) and with an appropriate combination of modules.
Access to Higher Education Diploma modular achievement with 24 credits at level 3 (from 2010, with merit).
Open College level 3 qualifications (obtained in or before 2008) at 50% or above.
NVQ level 3 in relevant vocational areas.
GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or equivalent.
International English Language Test System (IELTS) 6.0
Relevant work experience/ professional qualifications.
This list is not exhaustive.
For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.
This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course.
Each module is worth a specified number of credits (typically either 15 or 30 credits for undergraduate courses). Compulsory (or ‘core’) modules cover key subject knowledge, while ‘option’ modules enable you to develop your own interests. For a full-time course you must take modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course. The number of option modules you can take depends on the number of compulsory modules at each level. You can find more information about how your course is structured via the Academic Advice pages.
Our teaching is informed by research and employer requirements, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the subject area. In addition, where we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an option module, this may not be offered. If an option module does not run, we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.
The modules available on this course are as follows:
Year 1 Modules
- Analysing and Improving Performance
- Anatomy & Exercise Physiology
- Foundations of Sport Psychology
- Introduction to Coaching and Sport Development
Year 2 Modules
- Coaching Skills and Education
- Emotions and Performance in Sport and Exercise
- Principles of Strength and Conditioning
- Sports Nutrition
- Sports Physiology
Year 3 Modules
- Applied Sport Psychology
- Applied Strength & Conditioning
- Professional Development and Practice
- Research Project
How much does it cost
Fees for September 2017 to August 2018 entry
Full Time Home and EU: Please visit our partner college’s website for fee information. per year
Full Time International: Please visit our partner college’s website for fee information. per year
Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.
Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change. Fee costs for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation, course delivery costs or subject to government regulations.
For information on financial assistance to support your learning, visit our Undergraduate Fees and Funding section.
How do I apply?
For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applynow