Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons) - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Sport and Exercise Science
DipHE Sport and Exercise Science
CertHE Sport and Exercise Science

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UCB10001 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UCB10001 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

C600

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

BASES accreditation guidelines REP endorsement guidelines

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - School of Biosciences and Medicine

Programme Leader

MANDERS R Dr (Biosc & Med)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

To instil a broad base of knowledge and understanding in a range of disciplines that inform the study of sport and exercise science, developed from a fundamental appreciation of human biosciences.

To promote the application of knowledge and expertise to support professional practice in a variety of exercise environments (fitness, performance and healthcare settings).

To encourage student engagement through specialist study and independent research.

To encourage the interchange between theory, research and practice.

To provide the opportunity for students to undertake professional training and gain vocational qualifications, enhancing career and employment prospects.

To provide an educational environment that encourages the acquisition of intellectual, scientific, technical and transferable skills to promote self-directed and life-long learning.

To develop a foundation of knowledge in human biosciences with some understanding of its application to sport and exercise.

To promote the application of knowledge and expertise to support professional practice in exercise and fitness setting.

To provide the opportunity for students to gain vocational qualifications, enhancing career and employment prospects

To apply knowledge of human biosciences within a sport, exercise and health context.

To develop understanding of the multi-disciplinary factors underlying human performance

To develop further understanding of health, disease, disorder and dysfunction, and the application of exercise to treat underlying metabolic factors

To be able to appraise more critically the theory, practice, literature and research findings within certain areas of sport and exercise science

To promote the application of knowledge and expertise to support professional practice in different exercise environments (fitness, performance and healthcare settings).

To provide the opportunity for students to gain vocational qualifications, enhancing career and employment prospects.

To design, plan and execute an appropriate research project in Sport and Exercise Science

To develop technical and transferable skills to promote self-directed and life-long learning.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Have a firm basis of knowledge in human biosciences and an introductory understanding of its application to sport and exercise. CertHE
Apply the learned principles and skills to support professional practice in exercise and fitness setting. CertHE
Gain practical skills to obtain vocational qualifications, enhancing career and employment prospects in the field of exercise and fitness. CertHE
Apply knowledge of human biosciences within a sport, exercise and health context. DipHE, Ord
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the multi-disciplinary factors underlying human performance DipHE, Ord
Explain the principles of health, disease, disorder and dysfunction, and evaluate the use of exercise to treat the underlying metabolic factors DipHE, Ord
Critically appraise theory, practice, literature and research findings within sport and exercise science DipHE, Ord
Apply knowledge and expertise to support professional practice in a variety of exercise environments (fitness, performance and healthcare settings). DipHE, Ord
Gain practical skills to obtain vocational qualifications, enhancing career and employment prospects in the field of sport, exercise and fitness DipHE, Ord
Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to design, plan and execute an appropriate research project in Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)
Develop technical and transferable skills necessary promote self-directed and life-long learning. BSc (Hons)
An understanding of the structure and function of the human body derived from multi-discipline based enquiry, together with knowledge of health, disease, disorder and dysfunction. K
Knowledge of how the body responds and adapts to exercise, from the molecular to the whole body level and an understanding of the impact on health and sports performance. K
An understanding of nutritional principles related to health and sports performance, a knowledge of nutrients and critical awareness of dietary recommendations for a variety of populations. K
A knowledge of the biomechanical principles of human movement and an understanding of the underlying determinants on sport and exercise performance and injury risk K
An understanding of the psychology of sport and exercise behaviour and impact on performance, health and well-being K
An awareness of management and business practices pertinent to sport's organisations. K
Search for, critically assess and interpret evidence from data and text derived from sport and exercise related enquires and scientific literature C
Critically evaluate research methodologies used in sport and exercise science C
Develop reasoned arguments and challenge assumptions C
Translate theory into practise C
Apply appropriate knowledge and skills in order to make professional judgements in a variety of exercise environments (fitness, performance and healthcare settings) C
Conduct practical and experimental activities using appropriate technique and procedures, with due regard for safety, ethics and risk assessment. P
Monitor and evaluate sport performance, health and (clinical) risk factors in laboratory and field settings P
Design and instruct safe and effective exercise programmes for a variety of populations P
Collect, analyse and interpret qualitative and quantitative data P
Effectively communicate both orally and in writing P
Take responsibility for planning and organisation of work both their own and in a team P
Communicate ideas, principles and theories effectively by oral, written and visual means T
Apply basic statistical and numerical skills to analyse data T
Develop problem solving skills T
Demonstrate ability to work independently and as a group T
Use information technology e.g. internet, databases, word processors, analysis software and statistical packages T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
BMSP007 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR MODULE (FULL-YEAR WORK) Compulsory 120 Year-long

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

N/A

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) Y
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) Y Yes
Dual degree N

Other information

On successful completion of the programme students will have acquired the relevant competences to gain employment, pursue BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist status and/or follow postgraduate programmes. Additional and voluntary vocational fitness assessments are embedded within the course providing students with the opportunity to gain entry to the Register of Exercise Professionals.

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.