What you'll study
The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.
First year modules
Applied Human Physiology
In lectures and lab sessions, you'll cover the structure and function of the body's major organ systems.
Principles of Anatomy and Biomechanics
Explore anatomical structures of the musculoskeletal system and how they relate to functional human movement.
Preparation for Learning in Sport, Health and Exercise Science
This module considers the key study skills required to succeed in the sport, health and exercise science programmes.
Sport, Health and Exercise Psychology
This module provides you with knowledge of various psychological assessment tools and techniques, such as anxiety inventories, imagery, relaxation and goal setting.
Challenges Faced with Sport, Health and Exercise Science
Here we adopt a solution-focused mindset - creatively approaching challenges like drugs in sport, obesity, poor nutrition and the ageing population.
Conducting Science in Sport, Health and Exercise Science
A solid grounding in to the scientific practice underlying the subject. It explores and critiques how data is collected and analysed.
Second year modules
Social Psychology of Sport, Health and Exercise
Examine the effects of psychosocial dynamics in performance sport, health and exercise. You'll explore issues like muscle dysmorphia, drug use in sport and barriers to exercise.
Examine the fundamentals of physiology in the context of sports performance. This module introduces methods of measuring performance and and physiological responses during sport.
Analysis of Human Movement
Explore the biomechanical methods to analyse human movement - including kinematics and kinetics using motion capture and force plates.
Exercise Testing and Prescription for Health
Explore the key concepts and skills involved in measuring fitness and writing an exercise prescription for non-clinical populations.
Professional Standards within Sport, Health and Exercise Science
This module exposes you to the multiple disciplines within sport, health and exercise science, exploring how specific career pathways can be formed in accordance with relevant governing bodies.
Prepare and complete a small action research project to develop skills that will help you across your studies. It's hands-on learning about research methodology, ethical approval, data analysis and formulating research questions.
Final year modules
You will make an original contribution to research by designing, carrying out and writing up your own project on a topic you choose, supported by your dissertation supervisor.
Professional Practice in Sport, Health and Exercise Science
This module provides you with an opportunity to engage in an approved work experience placement in a range of sport, health and exercise science activities.
Exercise Prescription in Health and Disease
Study the underlying pathophysiological basis of various disease states including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and sarcopenia.
Contemporary Issues in Health and Exercise Psychology
Gain a solid background in contemporary issues in health and exercise psychology. It will help you design behavioural change interventions that promote a healthier lifestyle.
Sport Performance and Injury Prevention
You'll explore key themes that impact sporting performance and injury prevention, as well as developing key practical and personal skills by conducting a mini research study.
Nutrition in Sport and Exercise
Gain an understanding of nutrition relating to health. You'll focus on the role of macronutrients, fluid balance and supplements, and their importance in sport and exercise.
Applied Psychology in Sport Science
Here you'll learn about the role of a sport psychologist, including qualification routes, code of conduct and ethics.
Training and Performance in Extreme Environments
Gain an understanding of working and exercising in environmental conditions under which the human body is severely stressed.
Nutrition in a Specialist Sporting Population
Investigate the changing nutritional considerations that influence the performance of specialist sporting populations, as well as those exercising in extreme environments.
Biomechanics in Health and Clinical Practice
On this module, you'll cover topics such as lower-limb amputation, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, normal development, ageing and barefoot running.
All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.