|Degree:||Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc (Hons))|
Sport and Exercise for Health is designed for students who wish to combine their passion for sport and exercise with an interest in health-related study. In this science-based programme, you develop a range of laboratory and clinical skills that give you an outstanding platform for a career in the sport, exercise and health professions.
As part of your degree, you study a variety of disciplines, including sport and exercise psychology and nutrition. You also have the opportunity to promote your own event, and look at the issues involved in encouraging the public to become more physically active. In your final year, you conduct your own research project, choosing from specialist options that may include strength and conditioning, physical activity interventions and contemporary issues in nutrition.
The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences is superbly equipped. You also benefit from being taught by staff members who are both excellent teachers and leading researchers in their field. The School provides an enthusiastic and supportive environment for motivated and ambitious students.
In addition to our exercise science laboratories and sports therapy clinics on campus, the School has its own dedicated specialist facilities at Medway Park. These new facilities include an environmental chamber, one of the first treadmills in any UK university specially designed to reduce impact when exercising, 3D video imaging and analysis, force pedal and gait analysis, and an ultrasound imaging scanner.
Your year in industry takes place between your second and final year of your degree programme, giving you invaluable work experience. This greatly enhances your CV and employability while giving you the opportunity to apply your academic skills in practical context. It also gives you an idea of your career options after graduation. Most placements are paid opportunities, and there may be the possibility of a job with the same company after you graduate.
This degree is also available as a three-year programme without a year in industry. For more information please see Sport and Exercise for Health BSc (Hons).