This three year (full-time) or six year (part-time) undergraduate programme offers a BSc honours in the multi-disciplinary subject of Sport and Exercise Science. It provides students with the opportunity to study this current and innovative subject critically through the academic disciplines of biomechanics, physiology, psychology and sociology underpinned by a ‘common’ core in research methods. Students will experience a research informed teaching approach in:
Sport and Exercise biomechanics - the analysis of human movement during sport, exercise and rehabilitation, through the application of mathematics, classical mechanics, principles of motion, functional anatomy, and cutting edge technologies; using both experimental and applied scientific support methodologies to enhance sporting performance and reduce injury occurrence.
Sport and Exercise Physiology - the study of the energy provision, system physiology; physiological responses and adaptations associated with training theory and practise, nutrition and sports performance; a critical evaluation of the underpinning physiology of sport and exercise extremes in applied settings.
Sport and Exercise Psychology - the cognitive, emotional & behavioural consequences of participation in sport or physical activity both individually & socially; the ways in which physical, motor & perceptual skills are learned & coached; the potential benefits & implications of engaging in sport/exercise for health & mental well being.
Sport and Exercise Sociology - the study of socio-cultural relations that impact on the nature and character of sport and exercise; historical development of sport, sport-media relations and sport in stratified societies (gender, race/ethnicity, age and disability); sport subcultures, identity and difference; the Olympic and Paralympic Games and global sport development.