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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences

Programme code:BS-SP&EXSUCAS code:C601
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Sarah Astill Contact address:S.L.Astill@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

- A-level: AAA - ABB
- Including a science subject OR both Psychology and Sports Science/PE in place of a science at A2. Critical Thinking and General Studies excluded.
- We accept the following science subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics.
- Applicants taking a Science A-level (in England) will be required to achieve a pass in the practical element in addition to the standard A-level grade requirement.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Faculty of Biological Sciences Undergraduate School

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Faculty of Biological Sciences Undergraduate School

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Biosciences benchmark, adapted to be appropriate to Sport and Exercise Sciences programmes, incorporating elements of the benchmark for Hospitality, Sport, Leisure and Tourism

Programme specification:

By the end of this programme, students should have a broad appreciation of each of the major sports science disciplines and an in-depth appreciation of 2 of the disciplines and their relationship to sport. Students will have been introduced to state-of-the-art techniques currently in use in research laboratories and will have an understanding of the mathematical, theoretical and conceptual foundations of biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control and sports and exercise psychology.

Analytical, evaluation and design skills necessary for work in a research environment will have been developed. Specific and transferable skills necessary to pursue a career as a sport and exercise scientist, or someone working in a sport and exercise environment, including postgraduate training and research opportunities leading to for example, physiotherapy, masters by research or PGCE teaching.Year-long periods of study abroad and working in industry are options for some students.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students will be required to study 120 credits.

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

FOBS1125Introduction to Physiology20 creditsSemester 1
SPSC1031Motor Control: Foundations of Control and Learning10 creditsSemester 2
SPSC1107Functional Anatomy for Sports Scientists10 creditsSemester 1
SPSC1211Tutorial and Practical Skills in Sport and Exercise Science20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPSC1213Fundamentals of Mathematics10 creditsSemester 1
SPSC1216Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology10 creditsSemester 1
SPSC1218Introduction to Biomechanics10 creditsSemester 2
SPSC1223The Physiology of Exercise Testing and Performance10 creditsSemester 2
SPSC1224Exercise Bioenergetics10 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates may select up to 10 credits of optional modules.

BMSC1210Biology of the Mind10 creditsSemester 2
SPSC1225Physical Activity Across the Lifespan10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may select up to 10 credits of discovery modules.

- Students must ensure they check that the Discovery modules they select fit into their timetables for both semesters.
- Student should note that they are not permitted to select PSYC1613 as it is mutually exclusive with core module SPSC1216.


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will be required to study 120 credits.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

SPSC2218Professional and Research Skills: Working as a Sport and Exercise Scientist20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPSC2304Mechanics of Sport and Exercise 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPSC2309Skill Acquisition, Motor Learning and Rehabilitation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPSC2315Social and Applied Psychology of Sport and Exercise20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPSC2321Exercise Physiology: Pushing the Physiological Limitations to Performance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

- Candidates will be required to study a minimum of 10 and maximum of 20 credits from the following optional modules. Modules not coded SPSC or FOBS must be checked to ensure that you have the required pre-requisites and that they fit into your timetable.
- Candidates may only select a maximum of 20 credits that are not level 2 modules (ie LEED1XXX) Candidates who choose one of these modules should be aware of the implications for completing their degree and on their classification average.


Remember that your credits must be balanced evenly (60/60) with a maximum of 70 credits in one semester being permitted.

BIOL2223Employment, Career planning and Professional Development for Life Scientists10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC2123Sensory and Motor Neuroscience10 creditsSemester 1
FOBS2240Skills in Communicating Research beyond the University10 creditsSemester 2
FOOD2160Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FOOD2165Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease10 creditsSemester 2
LEED1031Leadership and Teams10 creditsSemester 2
LEED1201Supporting the Injured Athlete10 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
LEED1300Skills in Sports & Outdoor Activities - Theory & Practice10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LEED2009Teaching and Coaching Young People10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LEED2031Outdoor Adventure and Team Building10 creditsSemester 2
LEED2050Event Management10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LEED2060Sports Development and Management10 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
LEED2070Introduction to Strength and Conditioning10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LEED2131Emerging Leaders10 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
LEED2300Graduate Skills for Professional Development20 creditsNot running in 201920
SPSC2240Human Motor Development10 creditsSemester 1

- Students who choose to study 20 credits of LEED modules must be aware that they are required to pass 100 credits of Level 2 modules in order to progress to Level 3.
- Leed modules coded LEED1XXX do not count as Level 2 modules.

Discovery modules:

Candidates may select 10 credits of discovery modules.

Remember some Discovery modules will have pre-requisites that you need to ensure you have completed in order to take them. If you don't you may find you are removed from the module during the checking phase in the summer and are left with little or no choice at that point.

If you chose to take an discovery module it will be in lieu of a module from Optional modules group above. To select an discovery you must complete the Discovery Module Approval Form and have your choice approved by the programme leader. Failure to have your discovery approved may result in it being removed from your record during the checking process in the summer.


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will be required to study 120 credits

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

SPSC3061Research Project in Sport and Exercise Science II40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPSC3301Inter-disciplinary Issues in Sport and Exercise Science20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

GROUP A
Candidates must study a minimum of 40 and a maximum of 60 credits from the following optional modules:

SPSC3125Motor Control and Neurorehabilitation10 creditsSemester 1
SPSC3315Movement Analysis10 creditsSemester 1
SPSC3316Mechanics of Sport and Performance10 creditsSemester 2
SPSC3318Exercise and Psychological Health10 creditsSemester 1
SPSC3321Advanced Exercise Physiology10 creditsSemester 1
SPSC3326Exercise Prescription for Health and Disease10 creditsSemester 2
SPSC3328Sport Medicine, Health and Nutrition10 creditsSemester 2
SPSC3329Motor and Psychological Aspects of Rehabilitation10 creditsSemester 2

GROUP B
- Candidates will be required to study a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 20 credits from the following optional modules
- Candidates who choose one of these modules should be aware of the implications for completing their degree and on their classification average.
Modules not coded SPSC must be checked to ensure that you have the required pre-requisites and that they fit into your timetable.

BMSC3138Cellular Cardiology10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3139Systems Neurophysiology10 creditsSemester 1
FOOD3071Diet and Cardiovascular Health10 creditsSemester 2
LEED2009Teaching and Coaching Young People10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LEED2031Outdoor Adventure and Team Building10 creditsSemester 2
LEED2050Event Management10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LEED2060Sports Development and Management10 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
LEED2070Introduction to Strength and Conditioning10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LEED2300Graduate Skills for Professional Development20 creditsNot running in 201920
LEED3001Research Development Project10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LEED3002Outdoor Adventure-Land, Water and Air Activities10 creditsSemester 1
SPSC2240Human Motor Development10 creditsSemester 1

Students who choose optional modules that are not Level 3 should be aware that they are required to pass 100 credits at Level 3 in order to be eligible for an honours degree.

Alterntatively candidates may study other modules as agreed with the Programme Leader.

Last updated: 07/05/2019

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