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Undergraduate study
Applied Sport and Exercise (Top-up)

Applied Sport and Exercise (Top-up)
BSc (Hons)

 

Course overview

This top-up degree programme allows you to progress on to a top-up route on a full or part-time basis when you have completed a foundation degree in a sport and exercise discipline.

You develop your research and laboratory skills alongside your abilities in critical thinking, problem solving and reflective practice to enhance your employment potential.

 

Course details

Course structure

Core modules

Applied Sport Science

You develop a multi-disciplinary approach to the measurement and analysis of activities from applied sport science. You develop practical data collection techniques from the fields of physiology, psychology and biomechanics alongside evaluating the techniques. You analyse activities from a holistic perspective and prescribe suitable interventions to enhance performance.

Dissertation for Sport and Exercise

You build upon the research skills developed throughout previous study to carry out a research project in an area of interest negotiated with your supervisor. If you choose to work with or collect data from a vulnerable group, a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required, and you are responsible for paying for this.

Methods of Enquiry in Sport and Exercise

You develop your understanding of the methods of enquiry associated with sport and exercise, including research design, reflective practice, ethics, writing research proposals and data analysis. You critically evaluate current literature from an area of sport and exercise that interests you to inform a research proposal in the dissertation module.

Physical Education and School Sport: Providing Opportunities for Physical Activity

All children should have the opportunity to experience high quality physical education, physical activity and sport. Ensuring that all children, including those with complex physical, cognitive and psychological needs have access to sufficient daily physical activity is important for their physical and mental well-being. Physical education is an integral part of the curriculum in most schools and should involve pupils in the continuous process of planning, performing and evaluating in all areas of activity. Children who participate in sport and physical activity should have a quality experience and be given the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Regular and sufficient physical activity can also improve children’s behaviour, enhance academic achievement and integration. You explore and evaluate sustainable’ strategies to improve children’s health and wellbeing, a key focus of government physical activity strategies.

Physiology and Psychology of Exercise and Health

The benefits of exercise are well documented, but exercise can also be used to enhance societal psychological and physiological health and wellbeing. Using exercise to enhance wellbeing for the individual and society will reap the physical benefits as well as experiencing an overall increase in quality of life. You consider a range of topics related to mental and subjective well-being will be explored as well as examining the efficacy of various public health promotion campaigns.

 

Modules offered may vary.

 

How you learn

Modules are delivered on one whole day (morning and afternoon, currently Thursday) for both full-time and part-time students. You experience a range of learning and teaching methods including lectures, seminars, weekend workshops, laboratory sessions, problem-based learning, reflective practice and independent research.

The programme is structured to move from a tutor led focus in the first term to independent study in the later stages of the programme.

How you are assessed

A variety of assessments are used throughout the programme to ensure you have a range of opportunities to demonstrate your learning. Assessment includes a strategy report, oral presentation, poster presentation, journal style article, research proposal and scientific report with reflection.

Timetabling information
A variety of assessments are used throughout the programme to ensure you have a range of opportunities to demonstrate your learning. Assessment includes a strategy report, oral presentation, poster presentation, journal style article, research proposal and scientific report with reflection.


Our Disability Services team provide an inclusive and empowering learning environment and have specialist staff to support disabled students access any additional tailored resources needed. If you have a specific learning difficulty, mental health condition, autism, sensory impairment, chronic health condition or any other disability please contact a Disability Services as early as possible.
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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Entry to this programme requires successful completion of a foundation degree (or other relevant level 5 qualification) in a sport and exercise related discipline.

You must also hold GCSE English language and maths at grade 4 (grade C) or above (level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications are also accepted).

For general information please see our overview of entry requirements

International applicants can find out what qualifications they need by visiting Your Country


You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.
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Employability

Career opportunities

This programme builds on your current academic, vocational and professional experiences to equip you for work in the field of sport and exercise. This includes providing you with a higher skill set within your current organisation, and equipping you with the ability and knowledge to move into a range of jobs within the sector.

 

Information for international applicants

Qualifications

International applicants - find out what qualifications you need by selecting your country below.

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Full-time

Entry to 2022/23 academic year

Fee for UK applicants
£9,250 a year

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Fee for international applicants
£14,000 a year

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What is included in your tuition fee?

  • Length: 1 year
  • UCAS code: C608 BSc/ASE
  • Start date: September
  • Semester dates
  • Typical offer: 88-112 tariff points from at least 2 A levels (or equivalent)

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Part-time

2022/23 entry

Fee for UK applicants
£4,500 (120 credits)

More details about our fees

  • Length: 20 months; Top-up award
  • Attendance: One full day a week (Thursday)
  • Start date: September
  • Semester dates

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Get in touch

UK students

Email: shlsadmissions@tees.ac.uk

Telephone: 01642 738801


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International students

Email: internationalenquiries@tees.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 1642 738900


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