Do you have a keen interest in sport? Do you want to understand the science behind what makes an elite athlete able to fulfil their greatness?
Our BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science course is the perfect way to not only contribute to the careers of professional athletes but to also help tackle health challenges facing society today, meaning the contribution you go on to make will be invaluable, wherever you choose to go.
Why study this subject?
On this course, you’ll learn in state-of-the-art facilities, develop a critical understanding of the principles underpinning sport and exercise science and learn how to analyse and evaluate performance needs.
You’ll design and deliver training interventions with the goal of improving health and wellbeing, optimise performance and minimise the risk of injury. You’ll leave us being confident in working with people at all levels of ability, from recreational exerciser to elite athlete.
This course has been designed so you’ll learn the foundations of sport and exercise science, as well as having the opportunity to practically apply your new knowledge and skills in professional environments, supporting professional athletes currently at the top of their game.
Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?
All our teaching staff at BNU are actively engaged in professional practice meaning we’re constantly strengthening relationships with high-performance sports organisations who provide our students with even more opportunity to learn.
We’re currently linked with Watford FC, Wycombe Wanderers, Reading Ladies WSL and academy teams, Amateur Swimming Association, British Rowing, GB para-athletes and many community level sports clubs, athletes and local schools.
The impressive relationships we have with accrediting bodies and local and national organisations means you’ll be set-up perfectly to apply for jobs within gyms, leisure facilities and health clubs both to support you whilst you study with us and once you’ve graduated.
What facilities can I use?
During your degree, you’ll spend a considerable amount of time using our Human Performance, Exercise and Wellbeing Centre which has an indoor three-lane running track that incorporates 3D motion-capture technology. This facility helps to enhance athletes’ performance through improved technique, and also assists with injury prevention and rehabilitation.
The Human Performance laboratory is also equipped for assessing a range of physiological, biomechanical and psychological parameters.
You’ll have the opportunity to use our state-of-the-art observation lab to engage in the measurement of psycho-physiological responses using Biopac©. You’ll be able to measure the activity of the cardiovascular system, brain, autonomic nervous system and more. You’ll also have access to Tobii eye tracking equipment and HTC Vive, a virtual reality software, meaning you can push the boundaries and get creative with your research ideas!
Additionally, the University has a commercially run sports hall and fitness centre meaning you’ll have the opportunity to learn within a real working environment.
Our library is packed with all the information you need for your assessments – you’ll have access to hundreds of specialist books, articles and online journals. Not to mention there’s plenty of room to knuckle down for some quiet study time.
We’ll also sign you up to our Virtual Learning Environment which means you’ll have access to lots of online resources wherever you are!
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