Sport and Exercise Science with Foundation Year – BSc (Hons)
Attendance Full Time (1 year foundation followed by 3 year degree)
You will study very broad subjects in your foundation year, which is designed to prepare you for a range of courses, not just one particular BSc degree. Our Sport and Exercise Science course with a foundation year will equip you with the skills to help you become a health sports professional, either helping leading sportspeople to achieve their goals, or supporting the local community.
Health plays a major factor in everyone’s lives; to ensure we exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet, we look to the professionals to provide hands-on advice, guidance and support.
Tailor your Sport and Physical Activity Degree
When you successfully complete your Foundation Year, you will be able to progress onto a range of Undergraduate courses at the Birmingham City School of Health Sciences. These include:
- BSc (Hons) Physical Education and School Sport
- BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Nutrition
- BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
- BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
Why choose a foundation year course?
By studying a foundation year in Sport and Physical Activity, your first year will be spent learning a wide range of broad subject areas which then open up opportunities for you to specialise further in your next year – which would be the first year of a full degree programme.
You will study very broad subjects in your foundation year, which is designed to prepare you for a range of courses and not just one particular BSc degree.
So although you are studying a BSc in a specific course – BSc Sport and Exercise Science – the foundation year sets you up for a number of other possible degrees starting the following year. It may be that you don’t end up doing a degree in precisely the same subject as your foundation year.
This flexibility is one of the great things about the foundation year category – Sport and Physical Activity, allowing you to find out more about your interests and talents before focusing on a three year degree. The foundation year also helps us at BCU to make sure we help to match you to the degree that fits you best.
Please note: entry requirements for degree course
Upon completion of your Foundation Year, if your chosen course is regulated by a professional body such as the National College for Teaching and Leadership, you will be required to successfully complete the University’s selection process for the specific programme which will include an interview in order to proceed onto year one of the full degree programme. Entry onto year one of the degree programme will also be subject to a satisfactory DBS and Occupational Health Assessment.
What’s covered in the course?
The course explores the science in sport and exercise, considering how disciplines such as physiology, psychology and biomechanics can be applied in the context of sports performance, physical activity, health and wellbeing.
You will study a range of discipline-specific and multi-disciplinary modules, equipping you with a diverse range of perspectives that will enrich your learning and enhance your career development.
It won’t just be about sport – you’ll be looking at different aspects of health and people at opposite ends of the health spectrum. Sport and exercise is a large and expanding global industry and levels of fitness and participation in physical activity are significant issues on the political agenda. Therefore, you’ll be trained to respond to the challenges facing society today, by exploring the profession and it’s disciplines in encouraging and supporting greater physical activity.
Endorsed by the British Association for Sport and Exercise Science, the professional body for sport and exercise science, our practice-led course is full of relevant, fresh information and insight that you can take into the work environment and make a positive contribution to modern society.
Why Choose Us?
- There will be live projects to work on, as well as optional work-based learning experience, enabling you to gain first-hand experience and build your knowledge.
- You’ll have access to our dedicated physiology and biomechanics laboratory, where there will be an array of state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge resources.
- You’ll receive talks from guest lecturers who work within the sector and can provide relevant, up-to-date advice.
- There will be the opportunity to engage in international exchanges, as well as trips and visits that will aid your course.
- Work will be both practical and lab-based, giving you the best of both experiences; supporting your development to work out in the sporting environment, in fitness settings, or conducting lab-based research.