Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

Turn your love of sport and physical activity into a fulfilling career with our BSc (Hons) Degree in Sport Science (Human Performance). During this course, you will study the physiological, biomechanical and psychological influences on human performance during the preparation for, and participation in, sport and exercise. This course starts each September and is awarded by the University of Surrey. 

Course highlights:

  • Will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to enter a variety of rewarding careers in sport and sport science, from teaching and training to management 
  • Our fully equipped gym and sport science laboratory means you can study sport, human performance and exercise in a modern setting 
  • The programme of study has been specially designed so that you can progress directly into a working environment or continue in education 
  • Previous guest lecturers have included a national-level strength and conditioning coach and practicing sport psychologists 

Why study this course with us?

The study of the human body and what impacts athletes’ performance is an excellen topic for those starting their careers in the world of sport. From anatomy and physiology, to understanding diet and nutritional analysis, this course delves into various aspects of sport science to better prepare you for continued learning or your career.  

This course also gives you the unique opportunity to gain extra qualifications in gym instruction and personal training, approved by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).  

Students will be supported in taking ona work placement as part of the course. As it is likely your chosen placement will be specific to your interests, you will be encouraged to investigate and approach placements independently. In previous years, the placement module has allowed students to take up coaching opportunities with local schools in collaboration with Soccer Coaching Ltd (SCL).  

Who is the programme for? 

This degree is suited to those who have a real passion and drive to work in the sport science sector. This could include anything from teaching and training to management or nutrition. You may already have studied sport science at A level, are currently studying it at Level 3, or have experience from an Access to Higher Education course. 

 

What will I study?

This degree is designed so that you can enter a career after graduating. This means that the topics you study are all particularly relevant to the world of professional sport and include applied exercise, and performance psychology. 

 

Fees

FEE COST
Fee Per Year £8000

Please note that while we make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to education, additional fees may be payable where this is not possible. For example, to provide additional support due to a disability. Please contact us if you believe you have any additional needs so that we can discuss your options before enrolling on a course.

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Studies include

What modules are covered?

Year 1

  • Sports Coaching
  • Introduction to Strength & Conditioning (Gym Instructing Qualification Level 2 REPs)
  • Sport in Society
  • Introduction to Human Anatomy
  • Introduction to Human Physiology
  • Degree Study Skills
  • Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Introduction to Human Nutrition

Year 2

  • Introduction to Personal Training (Personal Training Qualification Level 3 REPs)
  • Personal Development and Dissertation Preparation  
  • Physiology for Human Performance
  • Biomechanics
  • Elite Athlete Preparation
  • Psychology in Sport and Exercise Settings
  • Sports Therapy and Injury Rehabilitation
  • Periodisation & Athletic Programming

Year 3

  • Applied Exercise and Performance Psychology
  • Applied Sport & Exercise Physiology
  • Work Placement & Project Management
  • Nutritional Strategies for Sports Performance
  • Advanced Strength and Conditioning
  • Managing Exercise Environments
  • Dissertation

How will I be assessed?

A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods you will experience will give you the confidence and capability to complete an Honours degree and progress further in your career. Your tutor will be on hand to provide support during the assessment process and discuss any queries you may have. The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes:

  • Assessed practical work
  • Assessed coursework / assignments
  • Formative assessment through assignment work feedback
  • Formal examination
  • Practical demonstrations

Programme Structure

The structure of our programmes follows educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the Programme Specification documents found under our Quality Assurance page, including further details such as the learning outcomes.

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Progression

What Next?

The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) automatically approves graduates of the programme for Level 2 Gym Instruction in the first year and Level 3 Personal Trainer in the second year. This degree also prepares you for the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) assessment after graduation. 

There are a wide number of careers where your new degree will be relevant. Some of the examples below may require extra training and experience first. Please speak to our careers advisors to discover which career routes are best for you.  

Jobs directly related to your degree include: 

  • Sports psychology 
  • Fitness centre manager 
  • Personal trainer 
  • Sports administrator 
  • Sports therapist 
  • Human performance 

Jobs where your degree would be useful include: 

  • Choreographer 
  • Secondary school teacher 
  • Clinical scientist, cardiac sciences 
  • Health promotion specialist 
  • Nutritionist 
  • Sport and exercise psychologist 

Transferable skills: 

  • Time management and planning 
  • Effective problem-solving  
  • Research and data analysis 
  • The ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team 
  • Presentation and oral communication skills 
  • Written communication skills, including report writing 
  • Professionalism and customer focus 
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Entry Requirements

What is the entry process?

You can apply for this higher education course in the following ways: 

  • Via the UCAS website. Visit www.ucas.com and browse the courses available under 'University Centre Farnborough'.  
  • Directly to University Centre Farnborough via the button on this webpage.  

Applications take around 15 minutes and are free of charge.  

You can apply to us direct at any time in the year (including after the UCAS deadline. 

Applications of this type are seperate to the UCAS system, which means you could also apply for more than the five universities that UCAS allows. 

  • UCAS Code - C601 
  • Institution Code - F66 

How will I be assessed?

Assessment methods used on this programme include assessed practical work and practical demonstrations, coursework and assignments, formative assessment through assignment work feedback and formal examination. 

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

Either: 

  • 72 UCAS points from relevant or related subject(s). 
  • An Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant subject, with suitable grades 

Applications are considered on an individual basis, and we recommend that you apply even if you are not sure that you meet the criteria above. 

If English is not your first language, evidence of your ability will need to be supplied with our applications. IELTS 6.5 is required to be accepted onto this course.  
 

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