Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 30/06/2020
College College Life and Env Sci
School Sport, Ex and Rehab Sciences
Department Sport, Ex and Rehab Sciences
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.Sc. Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences Full-time
Programme Code 056D
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 3 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme BSc/MSci Sport Exercise and Health Sciences aims to develop and apply knowledge in the sciences of sport, exercise, health and rehabilitation. It embraces our three key research themes:

1. Sport Performance, Policy and Education
2. Exercise, Medicine and Health
3. Human Movement and Rehabilitation
Our interdisciplinary programme aims to explore questions of sport and performance and the role of exercise in promoting and maintaining health throughout the lifespan.

Modules across the school provide the opportunity to study in many areas from both scientific and applied perspectives. Topics included are physiology, biochemistry, psychology and motor control, with the option to take modules in complementary topics such as physical education, coaching, and sociology. More multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary modules are included at year 3 and year 4.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
the factual and theoretical base of physiology, psychology, biochemistry, functional anatomy and biomechanics as they apply to the study of exercise, sport and health(BSc, MSci)
the basis of research design and the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data and have experience in the methods of laboratory and field experimentation, data gathering and statistics (BSc, MSci)
specific areas of interest in sport, exercise and health at a detailed and critical level (BSc, MSci)
the relationship between different areas of research and adopting an interdisciplinary approach to research techniques and/or research impact.(MSci)
Lectures, laboratories, practicals, seminars, tutorials and directed reading and study (BSc, MSci)
Lectures, computer clusters, and seminars on research design and methodology; supervised research projects (BSc, MSci)
Advanced lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials, independent study, and research projects. (BSc, MSci)
Advanced lectures, demonstrations, practical experience, seminars and tutorials, and independent study.(MSci)
Formal examinations, (MCQs, SAQs, essays, or other formats, as appropriate to the level of study). Coursework to include essays, practical reports, presentations, data handling exercises, study proposals, group and individual project reports/posters, or other authentic assessments aimed at a variety of audiences.
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Subject specific skills: because of the broad nature of the degree and the range of module options, students will acquire different practical skills. See individual Module Descriptions for subject specific skills. These skills will include an appreciation of the ethical and safety issues relevant to the subject.(BSc, MSci)
Intellectual skills: Students will be able to research topics, analyse and critically evaluate evidence and ideas in order to present reasoned arguments and judgements. Students will be able to apply their learning to a variety of contexts (BSc, MSci)
Key Skills: Students will develop the ability to communicate in a variety of ways including oral presentations, posters and project reports for a variety of audiences. They should be numerate and literate and have the appropriate computer and IT skills to enable them to access, analyse and present data and information. Students will have the ability to organise their time and learning in such a way that it equips them for self-directed, life-long learning both as individuals and as members of a team.(BSc, MSci)
Subject specific skills are taught partly by formal instruction and partly by practical experience.
Intellectual skills are acquired during lectures, tutorials and seminars and during the research process. There are also specific support for these skills in the Skills modules.
Key skills are embedded in the academic modules; some, such as IT skills, are overtly taught, others are developed via exercises or during the preparation process for formative and summative assessments. They are also supported more specifically through the tutorial system.
Subject specific skills are assessed by formal examinations, coursework, practical and project reports.
Intellectual skills are assessed by the full range of assessment techniques detailed above for Knowledge and Understanding
The demonstration of key skills forms an integral part of the assessments detailed above.