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2021/22 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 (science subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics and Physical Education). Critical Thinking and General Studies excluded.
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.
- IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any component or equivalent English language qualification.

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 (Sep to Jan)
SPSC1031Motor Control: Foundations of Control and Learning10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SPSC1107Functional Anatomy for Sports Scientists10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SPSC1211Tutorial and Practical Skills in Sport and Exercise Science20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SPSC1216Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SPSC1218Introduction to Biomechanics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SPSC1224Exercise Bioenergetics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SPSC1301The Physiology of Exercise Testing and Performance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates may select up to 10 credits of optional modules.

BMSC1210Biology of the Mind10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LEED1031Leadership and Teams10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LEED1201Supporting the Injured Athlete10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LEED1300Skills in Sports & Outdoor Activities - Theory & Practice10 creditsNot running in 202122

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.
- Students should note that they are not permitted to select PSYC1613 or PSYC1623 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:

FOBS2121Cardiorespiratory Physiology and Exercise Rehabilitation20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SPSC2113Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SPSC2115Social Psychology of Sport and Exercise10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SPSC2125Skill Acquisition and Motor Learning10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SPSC2218Professional and Research Skills: Working as a Sport and Exercise Scientist20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SPSC2230Muscle Function and Adaptation10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study up to 30 credits and a maximum of 40 credits of optional modules.

FOBS2240Skills in Communicating Research beyond the University10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FOOD2165Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LEED1031Leadership and Teams10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LEED1201Supporting the Injured Athlete10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LEED1300Skills in Sports & Outdoor Activities - Theory & Practice10 creditsNot running in 202122
LEED2009Teaching and Coaching Young People10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LEED2030Outdoor Adventure - Mapping and Navigation10 creditsNot running in 202122
LEED2050Event Management10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LEED2060Sports Development and Management10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LEED2070Introduction to Strength and Conditioning10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LEED2131Emerging Leaders10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SPSC2240Human Motor Development10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SPSC2242Physical Activity and Health20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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

- Students who choose to study 10 credits of LEED modules (LEED1xxx) must be aware that they are required to pass 100 credits of Level 2 modules in order to progress to Level 3.
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..

Discovery modules:

Candidates may select up to 10 credits of discovery modules.


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:

FOBS3393Advanced Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FOBS3394Capstone Research Project40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

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

SPSC3105Mechanics of Sport Performance10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SPSC3125Motor Control and Neurorehabilitation10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SPSC3318Exercise and Psychological Health10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SPSC3321Advanced Exercise Physiology10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SPSC3326Exercise Prescription for Health and Disease10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SPSC3328Sport Medicine, Health and Nutrition10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SPSC3329Motor and Psychological Aspects of Rehabilitation10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Group B: Candidates will be required to study a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 20 credits from the following optional modules:

BMSC3138Cellular Cardiology10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BMSC3139Systems Neurophysiology10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOOD3071Diet and Cardiovascular Health10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LEED2009Teaching and Coaching Young People10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LEED2030Outdoor Adventure - Mapping and Navigation10 creditsNot running in 202122
LEED2050Event Management10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LEED2060Sports Development and Management10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LEED2070Introduction to Strength and Conditioning10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LEED2131Emerging Leaders10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LEED3001Research Development Project10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LEED3002Outdoor Adventure-Land, Water and Air Activities10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SPSC2240Human Motor Development10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:17:18

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