Sport and Exercise Science HNC at EKC

Full-time FD at Bromley College Foundation Degree in Sport and Exercise Science 2017/18

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This two-year Foundation Degree programme is validated by CCCU and runs on the Bromley Campus of LSEC college. It will provide you with knowledge and understanding of the many disciplines of sports science.  It focuses on the science of sports performance, from a physical, physiological, psychological and technical perspective. The aim is to develop a thorough grounding in the key concepts from both a theoretical perspective and through a practical skills-based approach. The programme also includes an element of work-based learning, where you will gain experience within the sports (or related) industry.

Top reason to choose this course

The largest of the London South East Colleges campus, Bromley has a range of excellent facilities on offer. From industry-standard workshops and fully equipped science laboratories – through to a £4.5m sports centre and common rooms, it is a great place to study and to relax.

To help ensure you have an excellent all-round college experience, our Bromley campus offers a range of facilities for both your learning and leisure needs.

With industry-standard construction workshops, a professional hair and beauty salon and an outstanding Learning Resource Centre, through to our new ‘Life Centre’, several cafes and a common room - we have everything needed for a fantastic student experience.

We are located just 10 minutes from Bromley town centre. From here, you can take a train and be in central London within 15 minutes.

Bromley is a vibrant place - you will be spoilt for choice when looking for restaurants, bars and shops. You will also find a leisure centre, cinema, bowling alley and much more.

This programme has been developed for those wishing to progress to a career in Sport and Exercise Science. This programme is specifically targeted at individuals that are in current employment or those that are prepared to seek out paid or voluntary work. The academic programme will be closely interlinked with relevant work place activity and will be tailored to the needs of employers in the sport and exercise (and related) employment sector. 
During the two years, you will study the four sub-disciplines of Biomechanics, Psychology, Physiology, and Sociology. You will also complete a work-based learning module in each year. Embedded within the programme are skills that are pertinent to the study of Sport and Exercise Science, including those you will develop when exposed to the latest sport and exercise science technology. Alongside the key theory and concepts pertinent to the study of Sport and Exercise Science, graduate skills will also be developed and enhanced through the delivery, assessment and other experiences on this programme. This will enhance your employability, whether you progress to the full BSc Sport and Exercise Science or if you intend to go straight into employment after your Foundation Degree. 

Year one (Level 4)

Introduction to Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise - 20 credits

The aim of this module is to introduce you to the biomechanical basis of sport and exercise, through both theoretical and practical experience. The module provides a foundation in the analysis of human movement, covering basic movement terminology, functional anatomy and principles of movement. It aims to apply fundamental biomechanical concepts to the study of human movement in sport and exercise.

Introduction to the Physiology of Sport and Exercise - 20 credits

The aim of this module is to introduce you to the physiology of sport and exercise, through both theoretical and practical experience. The module currently covers key topics in physiology, including energy systems, the process of muscle contraction and the cardio-respiratory system. Laboratory practicals provide the opportunity to explore the physiological effects of these systems during exercise. Overall students will study the anatomy and physiology of gross structures and the responses and adaptations of these structures to sport and exercise training.

Introduction to Psychology of Sport and Exercise - 20 credits

The aim of this module is to provide an introduction to the fundamental psychological constructs that underpin our understanding of human behaviour and learning in sport and exercise settings. Central concepts such as personality, attributions, aggression, motivation, arousal, anxiety and stress are currently examined with reference to their implications for sport and exercise behaviour. The nature and development of groups and the influence of group dynamics on individual behaviour are also explored, along with cognitive processes involved in skill acquisition and performance, and the relationships between exercise participation and health and well-being.

Introduction to the Sociology of Sport and Exercise - 20 credits

The aim of this module is to examine the role of sport, exercise & health in modern society. Emphasis will be given to the range of theoretical approaches employed by social scientists in examining such issues as 'race', gender and class in sports, exercise and health. This module will be of value to students who have an interest in sport and exercise and their role in contemporary society. The module lays the basis for further study in socio-cultural aspects of sport, exercise and health in the SX, SV & EH fields in particular.

Application of Sport and Exercise Science 1 (Work Based Learning) - 40 credits

Alternatively, you can study this unit in your first year on a placement year with an external organisation. This is usually focussed around your course, and enables you to learn about a particular sector, company or job role, apply your academic knowledge in a practical working environment, and receive inspiration for future career pathways.

 

Year two (Level 5)

Biomechanical aspects of Sport and Exercise - 20 credits

This module explores selected biomechanical principles that influence physical performance through applying selected theoretical concepts to sport and exercise contexts. It will also aim to develop your competency in the scientific techniques used to evaluate biomechanical aspects of exercise. This module currently focuses on biomechanical principles of motion (conservation of momentum, impulse-momentum relationship, work-energy relationship), covering topics such as linear and angular kinematics and kinetics, forces and impulse, loading and injury, projectile motion, and fluid dynamics. It also includes an analysis of selected sports skills, and further develops your practical laboratory experience and use of selected analysis programs.

Applied Physiology of Sport and Exercise- 20 credits

This module will focus on the application of physiology to exercise, health and sports performance. Current practice in these areas will be evaluated and the strengths and weaknesses of competing strategies discussed. The module will also consider the validity and reliability of appropriate physiological measurement techniques.

Psychology in Sport and Exercise- 20 credits

This module examines a number of the psychological factors associated with the adoption of and adherence to active lifestyles. Specific attention is paid to the cognitive and affective consequences of participation in exercise programmes, and the impact of these on health and wellbeing. An additional topic currently explored is the motivational effects of music in exercise settings.

Identities and Lifestyles in Sport and Exercise - 20 credits

This module considers the cultural meaning and significance of sport and exercise in selected societies. Specifically, the module explores the nature and characteristics of sport and exercise related sub-cultures by focusing on selected sociological themes and issues. It is currently structured around the establishment and maintenance of sport and exercise sub-cultures and students explore issues of socialisation and identity formation in relation to sport subcultures, examine sub-culture related deviancy such as violence, drug-taking and over-conformity to the ‘sports ethic’ and investigate the symbolic nature of the body in sport and exercise. Aspects of research methods in the sociology of sport and exercise sub-cultures will be studied.

Application of Sport and Exercise Science 2 (Work Based Learning) - 40 credits

Alternatively, you can study this unit in your second year on a placement year with an external organisation. This is usually focussed around your course, and enables you to learn about a particular sector, company or job role, apply your academic knowledge in a practical working environment, and receive inspiration for future career pathways.

Successful completion of Level 5 on the Foundation Degree will allow you the opportunity to complete a further year (level 6) of study at Canterbury Christ Church University for a BSc (Hons). Sport and Exercise Science award. You could go straight into employment since the Foundation Degree is a qualification in its own right. Alternatively, you could progress into alternative qualifications such as teaching degrees.

Fees

The 2017/18 annual tuition fees for this course are:

 UK/EUOverseas
Full-time TBC TBC

Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

*The following years of study after the foundation year are subject to the standard undergraduate UK/EU tuition fee set for each year. Visit the relevant degree page for full details.

*Full-time courses which have a Foundation Year 0 will have a 2017/18 UK/EU tuition fee of £6,165 in Year 0.

**Tuition Fee Scholarship discounts of £1,500 are available to eligible overseas students. Visit the International webpages for further information.

Please read the 2017/18 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2017/18 tuition fees and year on year fee increases

Further information

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students are expected to meet.

Costs applicable to all students

CategoryDescription
Text books Own purchase text books
Travel to other sites Where travel to other sites is required, this will be payable by the student
Library Fees and Fines Where students fail to return loaned items within the required time they will be responsible for the cost of any Library Fees and Fines applicable
Printing & Photocopying The cost of printing and photocopying undertaken by students to support their individual learning are payable by the student
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire / photography are additional costs payable by the student

General principle policy

The University’s general principles policy for additional course fees are set out here

CategoryIncluded in the tuition feeAdditional cost to student
Field trips (including trips abroad and trips to museums, theatres, workshops etc) Yes, if the trip contributes to the course (whether it is part of an optional or compulsory module), but not including food and drink. Yes, if the trip is not an essential part of the course but is offered as an enhancement or enrichment activity, or for a student’s personal development.
Travel and accommodation costs for placements  No

Travel and accommodation costs for professional placements within the Education and Health & Wellbeing Faculties.

Travel and accommodation costs for other work placements. 
Text books No Own purchase text books.
DBS / Health checks No Yes
Professional Body registration No Yes
Travel to other sites (e.g. travel to swimming pool for lessons) No Yes
Clothing / Kit Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons. Yes, where the clothing is kept by the student and not essential for health and safety reasons.
Learning materials Essential learning materials (excluding text books) in connection with the course. Additional materials beyond the standard provision essential for the course or where the costs are determined by the student’s area of interest and the outputs are retained by the student.
Library fees and fines No Yes
Printing and photocopying No Yes
Social events No, unless the event forms an essential part of the course. Yes, unless the event forms an essential part of the course.
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student.

The learning and teaching methods adopted will include lectures, seminars, practical workshops, laboratory work, student-led sessions, independent learning, case studies, investigative research, video analysis, group work leading to presentations and tutorials. The wide range and diverse methods employed for teaching will enable you to be more actively involved, and foster your autonomy and independence.

All academic study will be supported by the use of technologies specific to the disciplines and utilised in industry, and institution wide learning technologies will be used to support teaching and learning in the programme.

All students on the programme will have access to the full range of academic and personal support and guidance that is provided by the LSEC and the University. The personal tutoring system is there to support you outside of lectures.

The assessment methods on the programme include reports, essays, presentations, case studies, literature reviews, examinations, practical work and group work. Laboratory and field data collection, seminar engagement, and group presentations are methods that will be used across the programme to develop specific and generic skills associated with working with peers.  

48 UCAS points from a level 3 qualification such as BTEC National or A Level in a relevant subject. Those with a level 3 Access to HE Diploma are also encouraged to apply.

A Grade C or above in Math’s and English at GCSE or equivalent is also required.

Applications from students with specific vocational, professional and other qualifications will be judged on merit according to the relevance of such courses serving as preparation for the programme.

The College has a specialist laboratory and sports facilities which are used for the practical components across the programme e.g. a Cortex MetaLyzer for performance testing of the lungs, heart and metabolism at rest and under stress, access to a Sports hall, playing fields and state of the art fitness suite.  In addition, there are visits to CCCU in Canterbury which showcases specialist equipment and how the techniques and technologies are integrated into the applied research and consultancy work undertaken by staff based in Canterbury.

UK/EU

Full-time study

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International

Full-time study

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UK

For advice on completing your application please contact the Admissions Enquiry Team:

Email: admissions@canterbury.ac.uk
Tel:+44 (0)1227 782900

EU/International

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Fact file

UCAS code

  • C607

Institutional code

  • C10

Length

  • 2 years full time

Starts

  • September 2017

Entry requirements

  • 48 UCAS points from a level 3 qualification such as BTEC National or A Level in a relevant subject. Those with a level 3 Access to HE Diploma are also encouraged to apply.

    A Grade C or above in Math's and English at GCSE or equivalent is also required.

    Applications from students with specific vocational, professional and other qualifications will be judged on merit according to the relevance of such courses serving as preparation for the programme.

Location

School

  • Not applicable

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