The BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science is a four-year, full-time honors course of study that can be chosen within the Common Entry Pathway of Exercise science. The Sports and Exercise Science program will provide graduates with the knowledge and skills to assess athletic and athletic performance from a biomechanical, physiological, and psychological perspective. They will then be able to work with athletes and coaches on an ongoing basis to improve performance, health and well-being. The program will emphasize the traditional sports science disciplines of biomechanics, physiology, and psychology, but also newer disciplines of applied sports science, including strength and conditioning, sports nutrition, and team performance analysis.
At the end of the program, graduates will be able to:
- Measure, analyze and evaluate athletic performance using sports science laboratory apparatus and analysis software.
- Assess psychological profiles and moods using sports psychology assessment tools.
- Helping athletes and coaches improve performance during the training year and in preparation for major competitions in challenging environments.
- Plan sports-specific strength and conditioning programs for athletes and teams.
- Help athletes and coaches distinguish fact from fiction with reference to sports scientific research literature.
The program combines classroom instruction, tutoring with hands-on experience through exercise science labs, and work experience. Assessment approaches use continuous assessment, practical tests, group work, and written tests.