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Sport & Exercise Science

UCAS Code: C604 Duration: 3 years

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Sport & Exercise Science at Liverpool Hope.

‌Why choose this subject?

Sport & Exercise Science is underpinned by the core disciplines of physiology, psychology and biomechanics and encompasses everything from elite sports performance to health and clinical populations.

 At Liverpool Hope University we take an applied and interdisciplinary approach to the study of Sport and Exercise Science. 

Throughout the three years of study you will study core themes of sport & exercise science, namely:

  • Human Movement & Skill Acquisition
  • Optimising Sports Performance
  • Exercise & Health

You will therefore learn that in the “real world” very few problems in sport and exercise science are solved by tackling them from the perspective of a single discipline.   To help you learn and develop as a sport & exercise scientists you will benefit from a curriculum that emphasises practical work in the laboratory and in the field.

In the final year of study, our degree does offer the flexibility of focussing on a core discipline of interest: should you wish to specialise as a Sport and Exercise Physiologist, Psychologist or Biomechanist.

Our interdisciplinary curriculum, and emphasis on applied work, reflects the demands of work in the sport and exercise sciences.  It is, therefore the ideal preparation for work in key fields in sport and exercise science such as elite sport, clinical exercise science and community health. 

98% of students were satisfied with the organisation and management and learning resources, and 93% were satisfied overall with BSc Sport and Exercise Science (National Student Survey 2015).

This Unit is rated second in the North-West and 21st in the UK for their research intensity. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Facilities

Due for completion in January 2016, you can look forward to a multi-million pound, state-of-the-art facility for Sport & Exercise Science, incorporating a running track, dedicated research space, new teaching laboratories and adjacent classrooms.

This facility will house ultra modern equipment; where you will learn to conduct complete physiological, psychological and biomechanical profiles of human subjects using breath-by-breath expired gas analysis, blood analysis, body composition analysis (via the BodPod), eye-tracking, electromyography and human movement analysis.

‌All Sports students also have the opportunity to take part in field trips to Plas Caerdeon, the University's outdoor Education Centre in North Wales.

The Teaching Team

You will be taught by active researchers in the field of Sport & Exercise Science, all of whom regularly publish their work in the scientific literature: literature that you will read as you progress through your degree. 

Details of staff research profiles can be found by downloading the subject guide at the bottom of this page.  However, you can rest assured that you will be taught by staff who not only pride themselves on providing a highly supportive environment for your studies, but who are researching at the cutting edge of their respective fields of expertise and passing on this knowledge directly to you.

Recent research projects include working with Youth Academies at English Premier League football teams and investigating the benefits of flexible “sit – stand” work stations in office environments.  Furthermore, the team are currently providing sports science support to a team of engineers attempting to break the human powered vehicle land-speed record http://ulvteam.co.uk. 

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Sport and Exercise Science at Liverpool Hope in our Sport and Exercise Science Subject Guide.

Sport and Exercise Science Subject Guide 2016

Sport & Exercise Science Subject Guide 2017

 

 

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.

Sport & Exercise Science

Find Sport & Exercise Science on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter @HopeSportExSci

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Sport & Exercise Science is underpinned by the three core disciplines of physiology, psychology and biomechanics.  Our curriculum takes an interdisciplinary perspective focussing on themes which are crucial to the study of Sport & Exercise Science:

  • Human Movement and Skill Acquisition

Here you will study the fundamental of how the body produces and develops skilled movement.  You will gain an in-depth understanding of human musculo-skeletal function, the biomechanics of human movement, motor control and the regulation of human physiology during exercise.  This theme is emphasised within your first year of study but is continued through to the final year of study where students are currently studying the biomechanical and psychological issues regarding sports injuries.   

  •  Optimising Sports Performance

Optimising Sports Performance refers to the training, preparation and monitoring required to optimise sports performance, be it for a gymnast, endurance athlete or even a hospital patient who may need to enhance their fitness to improve their quality of life.  Specialist techniques in exercise and psychological skills training will be studied, in addition to performance analysis and optimal nutrition prior, during and in recovery from competition.

  •  Exercise & Health

Here you will examine the link between exercise, health and longevity, including the study of special populations (such as ageing, children and clinical populations), from physiological, psychological and biomechanical perspectives.  You will learn about specialist techniques such as echocardiography and the use of laser-doppler flowmetry in order to investigate the mechanisms underpinning the loss of health dysfunction with inactivity. 

In the final year of study you will be able to specialise through the choice of “specialist seminars” and the undertaking of a research dissertation.  In the specialist seminars, you will have the opportunity to learn about specialist areas from those actively researching in the field; whereas for your research dissertation you will work alongside a member of staff to conduct a novel piece of research which previous students have gone on to publish in academic journals.

 

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Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

For further information please contact the Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2016 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

In addition, applicants require an A/A2 level in Sport, PE, Biology (or equivalent) and GCSE grade C (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system) in Mathematics (or equivalent).

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points

If you have any questions about your qualifications, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

 

Course Combinations

Sport and Exercise Science is a BSc Single Honours course, UCAS code C604.

Employability

Graduates of Sport & Exercise Science go on to work as sports scientists within elite and professional sport, work with clinical populations within the NHS or remain within the community, working on local initiatives to improve the health and well-being of local populations.

Graduates in Sport & Exercise Science also have excellent teamwork skills, are numerate and skilled in handling data and therefore often enter careers in Business, Management and Consultancy.

Alternatively, many graduates choose further study at postgraduate level, such as Masters or PhD, something which you may consider as a means to a career in research and academia.  Our degree provides an excellent foundation for postgraduate study in both interdisciplinary and specialist areas.

Graduate Profile

“My name is Sophie Hampson and I work as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist in an NHS hospital’s Heart Support Centre. It is a busy and challenging environment, and due to the high risk nature of the patients I see, every day brings a new challenge. Whether its carrying out diagnostic exercise stress tests for people presenting with chest pain, or prescribing exercise to patients who have recently undergone open heart surgery or who are diagnosed with heart failure, it is a rewarding and exciting role which I would not be in without the knowledge and experience I gained at Liverpool Hope University.

"Amongst other things, my time at Liverpool Hope gave me an in-depth learning of acute and chronic physiological changes in clinical populations following participation in exercise. I acquired comprehensive knowledge of the risk factors and advanced pathophysiology of CVD, and the importance of the use of exercise to prevent and rehabilitate cardiovascular disease. The course took a holistic approach to learning and as a result we were given many opportunities to practically develop our skills in the labs both with our peers and independently which has proved invaluable in my current role.

"The lectures and tutors were excellent and showed a real interest in my work which really made a big difference to my results and my confidence. In my experience nothing was ever too much trouble to ask and constructive feedback was given regularly. I'm very glad I decided to study at Liverpool Hope."

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Sport & Exercise Science at Liverpool Hope.

‌Why choose this subject?

Sport & Exercise Science is underpinned by the core disciplines of physiology, psychology and biomechanics and encompasses everything from elite sports performance to health and clinical populations.

 At Liverpool Hope University we take an applied and interdisciplinary approach to the study of Sport and Exercise Science. 

Throughout the three years of study you will study core themes of sport & exercise science, namely:

  • Human Movement & Skill Acquisition
  • Optimising Sports Performance
  • Exercise & Health

You will therefore learn that in the “real world” very few problems in sport and exercise science are solved by tackling them from the perspective of a single discipline.   To help you learn and develop as a sport & exercise scientists you will benefit from a curriculum that emphasises practical work in the laboratory and in the field.

In the final year of study, our degree does offer the flexibility of focussing on a core discipline of interest: should you wish to specialise as a Sport and Exercise Physiologist, Psychologist or Biomechanist.

Our interdisciplinary curriculum, and emphasis on applied work, reflects the demands of work in the sport and exercise sciences.  It is, therefore the ideal preparation for work in key fields in sport and exercise science such as elite sport, clinical exercise science and community health. 

98% of students were satisfied with the organisation and management and learning resources, and 93% were satisfied overall with BSc Sport and Exercise Science (National Student Survey 2015).

This Unit is rated second in the North-West and 21st in the UK for their research intensity. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Facilities

Due for completion in January 2016, you can look forward to a multi-million pound, state-of-the-art facility for Sport & Exercise Science, incorporating a running track, dedicated research space, new teaching laboratories and adjacent classrooms.

This facility will house ultra modern equipment; where you will learn to conduct complete physiological, psychological and biomechanical profiles of human subjects using breath-by-breath expired gas analysis, blood analysis, body composition analysis (via the BodPod), eye-tracking, electromyography and human movement analysis.

‌All Sports students also have the opportunity to take part in field trips to Plas Caerdeon, the University's outdoor Education Centre in North Wales.

The Teaching Team

You will be taught by active researchers in the field of Sport & Exercise Science, all of whom regularly publish their work in the scientific literature: literature that you will read as you progress through your degree. 

Details of staff research profiles can be found by downloading the subject guide at the bottom of this page.  However, you can rest assured that you will be taught by staff who not only pride themselves on providing a highly supportive environment for your studies, but who are researching at the cutting edge of their respective fields of expertise and passing on this knowledge directly to you.

Recent research projects include working with Youth Academies at English Premier League football teams and investigating the benefits of flexible “sit – stand” work stations in office environments.  Furthermore, the team are currently providing sports science support to a team of engineers attempting to break the human powered vehicle land-speed record http://ulvteam.co.uk. 

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Sport and Exercise Science at Liverpool Hope in our Sport and Exercise Science Subject Guide.

Sport and Exercise Science Subject Guide 2016

Sport & Exercise Science Subject Guide 2017

 

 

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.

Sport & Exercise Science

Find Sport & Exercise Science on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter @HopeSportExSci

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Sport & Exercise Science is underpinned by the three core disciplines of physiology, psychology and biomechanics.  Our curriculum takes an interdisciplinary perspective focussing on themes which are crucial to the study of Sport & Exercise Science:

  • Human Movement and Skill Acquisition

Here you will study the fundamental of how the body produces and develops skilled movement.  You will gain an in-depth understanding of human musculo-skeletal function, the biomechanics of human movement, motor control and the regulation of human physiology during exercise.  This theme is emphasised within your first year of study but is continued through to the final year of study where students are currently studying the biomechanical and psychological issues regarding sports injuries.   

  •  Optimising Sports Performance

Optimising Sports Performance refers to the training, preparation and monitoring required to optimise sports performance, be it for a gymnast, endurance athlete or even a hospital patient who may need to enhance their fitness to improve their quality of life.  Specialist techniques in exercise and psychological skills training will be studied, in addition to performance analysis and optimal nutrition prior, during and in recovery from competition.

  •  Exercise & Health

Here you will examine the link between exercise, health and longevity, including the study of special populations (such as ageing, children and clinical populations), from physiological, psychological and biomechanical perspectives.  You will learn about specialist techniques such as echocardiography and the use of laser-doppler flowmetry in order to investigate the mechanisms underpinning the loss of health dysfunction with inactivity. 

In the final year of study you will be able to specialise through the choice of “specialist seminars” and the undertaking of a research dissertation.  In the specialist seminars, you will have the opportunity to learn about specialist areas from those actively researching in the field; whereas for your research dissertation you will work alongside a member of staff to conduct a novel piece of research which previous students have gone on to publish in academic journals.

 

You may also be interested in...

Health & Well-being

Sport Psychology

Sport and Physical Education

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

For further information please contact the Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2016 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

In addition, applicants require an A/A2 level in Sport, PE, Biology (or equivalent) and GCSE grade C (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system) in Mathematics (or equivalent).

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points

If you have any questions about your qualifications, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

 

Course Combinations

Sport and Exercise Science is a BSc Single Honours course, UCAS code C604.

Employability

Graduates of Sport & Exercise Science go on to work as sports scientists within elite and professional sport, work with clinical populations within the NHS or remain within the community, working on local initiatives to improve the health and well-being of local populations.

Graduates in Sport & Exercise Science also have excellent teamwork skills, are numerate and skilled in handling data and therefore often enter careers in Business, Management and Consultancy.

Alternatively, many graduates choose further study at postgraduate level, such as Masters or PhD, something which you may consider as a means to a career in research and academia.  Our degree provides an excellent foundation for postgraduate study in both interdisciplinary and specialist areas.

Graduate Profile

“My name is Sophie Hampson and I work as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist in an NHS hospital’s Heart Support Centre. It is a busy and challenging environment, and due to the high risk nature of the patients I see, every day brings a new challenge. Whether its carrying out diagnostic exercise stress tests for people presenting with chest pain, or prescribing exercise to patients who have recently undergone open heart surgery or who are diagnosed with heart failure, it is a rewarding and exciting role which I would not be in without the knowledge and experience I gained at Liverpool Hope University.

"Amongst other things, my time at Liverpool Hope gave me an in-depth learning of acute and chronic physiological changes in clinical populations following participation in exercise. I acquired comprehensive knowledge of the risk factors and advanced pathophysiology of CVD, and the importance of the use of exercise to prevent and rehabilitate cardiovascular disease. The course took a holistic approach to learning and as a result we were given many opportunities to practically develop our skills in the labs both with our peers and independently which has proved invaluable in my current role.

"The lectures and tutors were excellent and showed a real interest in my work which really made a big difference to my results and my confidence. In my experience nothing was ever too much trouble to ask and constructive feedback was given regularly. I'm very glad I decided to study at Liverpool Hope."

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

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