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This course will offer you a thorough and scientific understanding of sport, exercise and nutrition.

With the recent success of the 2016 Olympic Games and the current government focus upon physical activity and health, this certainly is a key time to get involved in sport and exercise science. In choosing the BSc (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Nutrition degree you are taking your first steps into what is a fascinating and developing field that opens up many career opportunities. The multi-disciplinary nature of the programme is designed to enable you to appreciate and evaluate sport, exercise and nutritional disciplines from an informed and inquisitive viewpoint. You’ll learn about the basics of bioenergetics of exercise and human physiology in your first year which you will then apply to the field of sport and exercise nutrition in your second and third year. Your enthusiasm for sport and exercise nutrition will be developed through the study of contemporary practice and up to date scientific concepts. This will give you an insight into the vital role nutrition can play in optimising sport performance, whilst also recognising that those who exercise recreationally and for health purposes can also benefit highly from appropriate nutritional interventions. You will learn about contemporary issues within sport and exercise nutrition and the inter-relationship of these concepts within food marketing and policy disciplines.

The scientific content of the curriculum is aligned with the scientific knowledge requirements and competencies detailed in the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) and during your studies you’ll be encouraged to critically evaluate existing theory and practice as well as carry out your own independent research.

You’ll also have the option of a work placement in a related area so you can put your knowledge and skills into practice.

As a graduate, you’ll leave with a detailed academic understanding of sport, exercise and nutrition as well as the vocational and practical skills you’ll need for your future career, including problem-solving, IT and communication skills.

92% in work or further study six months after graduation (Unistats, 2016)

This course will offer you a thorough and scientific understanding of sport, exercise and nutrition.

With the recent success of the 2016 Olympic Games and the current government focus upon physical activity and health, this certainly is a key time to get involved in sport and exercise science. In choosing the BSc (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Nutrition degree you are taking your first steps into what is a fascinating and developing field that opens up many career opportunities. The multi-disciplinary nature of the programme is designed to enable you to appreciate and evaluate sport, exercise and nutritional disciplines from an informed and inquisitive viewpoint. You’ll learn about the basics of bioenergetics of exercise and human physiology in your first year which you will then apply to the field of sport and exercise nutrition in your second and third year. Your enthusiasm for sport and exercise nutrition will be developed through the study of contemporary practice and up to date scientific concepts. This will give you an insight into the vital role nutrition can play in optimising sport performance, whilst also recognising that those who exercise recreationally and for health purposes can also benefit highly from appropriate nutritional interventions. You will learn about contemporary issues within sport and exercise nutrition and the inter-relationship of these concepts within food marketing and policy disciplines.

The scientific content of the curriculum is aligned with the scientific knowledge requirements and competencies detailed in the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) and during your studies you’ll be encouraged to critically evaluate existing theory and practice as well as carry out your own independent research.

You’ll also have the option of a work placement in a related area so you can put your knowledge and skills into practice.

As a graduate, you’ll leave with a detailed academic understanding of sport, exercise and nutrition as well as the vocational and practical skills you’ll need for your future career, including problem-solving, IT and communication skills.

92% in work or further study six months after graduation (Unistats, 2016)

Course Information

UCAS Code
CB64

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years full-time

Department
Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location
Northumberland Building, Newcastle City Campus

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2019

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You'll learn through a wide range of methods including lectures, presentations by visiting professionals, seminars, laboratory sessions and workshops – all supported by an e-Learning platform (eLP) and other technology.

Lectures will provide a conceptual framework and draw attention to important and controversial issues, whilst seminars, laboratory sessions and workshops will offer a range of activities from experiments to the critique of case study scenarios.

Assessment is also varied and will include exams, practical laboratory reports, article critiques, literature reviews, completion of laboratory books, case studies, individual and group presentations, computer-based assessment and a final year research dissertation.

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You’ll learn from a team of highly experienced, leading academics who are all experts in the fields of sport, exercise and nutrition, including Penny Rumbold who has been recognised as an Academic Associate of the SENr.

The programme content also reflects staff expertise and research interests, ensuring that the content is relevant and at the cutting edge of the field. The staff team are continuously exploring new methods of module delivery, exploiting the use of new IT opportunities in social media and digital networking and methods of online communication.

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Sport is a way of life at Northumbria and you’ll benefit from an outstanding learning environment that’s geared towards nurturing elite sports performance. We don't just say this ourselves. Our sports facilities were recently ranked joint 4th best in the UK in the Times Higher Education’s Student Experience Survey 2015-16.

The excellent facilities include our £30 million purpose-built Sport Central, offering an indoor sprint track, a biomechanics lab, a gait lab, strength and conditioning and performance analysis suites, a nutrition lab and a physiology lab.

Our sport and exercise science labs have been accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and are truly state of the art, providing the perfect platform to develop your knowledge and research skills.

You'll also benefit from multi-functional learning spaces where you can gain hands-on experience to enhance your development as a researcher and practitioner.

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Northumbria is the best-rated university in the North East for sport and exercise science research power. Our key research activity focuses on health promotion and physical activity, including optimal performance, health and wellbeing, maintenance of health, prevention of illness and treatment for long-term conditions.

Our teaching team are actively involved in a diverse range of research projects and they’ll be keen to share their knowledge and expertise to enhance your learning.

As part of your studies you’ll be encouraged to get involved in research projects including supporting postgraduate research students with their PhD studies. You’ll also develop your ability to search for and review literature and learn essential lab-based research techniques.

Your final year dissertation will offer you the chance to run your own research study, enabling you to create your own research philosophy and demonstrate academic rigour, independent project management and creative exploration of a research question.

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This course is geared towards developing graduates who have the knowledge and skills to secure a successful career in the fields of sport, exercise or nutrition, including public health and wellbeing, sports development and management, coaching, fitness instruction and more.

A distinctive feature of the course is its alignment with the scientific knowledge requirements and competencies detailed in the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr). The course has been mapped to the SENr knowledge competencies at an introductory level. Therefore, whilst the undergraduate degree would need to be supplemented by an appropriate postgraduate qualification for you to be accepted onto the Graduate Register, SENr approval denotes that this programme appropriately prepares students for further post graduate study in the field of sport and exercise nutrition. Such recognition is becoming increasingly important for securing jobs in the field.

On top of this, the experience and personal development you’ll gain through your substantial in-course work placement will offer you a real edge when it comes to getting that all-important first job, with many students going on to secure jobs with their work placement straight after graduation.

We’ll also encourage you to get involved in activities like networking, enterprise and volunteering to broaden your experience and boost your skills.

According to Unistats 2015, 90% of graduates from this course were in work or further study six months after graduation.

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You’ll leave with a fantastic mix of skills, combining in-depth subject knowledge, excellent practical and interpersonal skills plus hands-on work experience, which will open doors to some really exciting career opportunities.

Graduates from this course can go on to work in a range of fields, including sport and exercise nutrition, sport and exercise physiology, the food industry, health promotion, exercise on referral, dietetics, research and more.

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Course in brief

Who would this Course suit?

Are you fanatical about fitness or passionate about performance sports? Are you keen to help others stay fit and healthy?

This is the ideal course if you’re looking to specialise in sport, exercise and nutrition and offers a great foundation for a career in sport and exercise nutrition, sport and exercise physiology, the food industry, health promotion, exercise on referral, dietetics and more.

Entry Requirements 2019/20

Standard Entry

GCSE Requirements:

A good GCSE profile is expected including Maths and English Language at minimum grade C or equivalent.  If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a minimum grade 4.

UCAS Tariff Points:

120-128 UCAS Tariff points including one or more of the following:

GCE and VCE Advanced Level:

From at least 2 GCE/VCE A Levels including Grade B in Biology or Chemistry

Edexcel/BTEC National Extended Diploma:

Distinction, Distinction, Merit to include a significant Science component

Scottish Highers:

BBBC - BBBBC at Higher level including Biology or Chemistry, CCC - BCC at Advanced Higher including Biology or Chemistry

Irish Highers:

BBBBB  - ABBBB including Biology or Chemistry

IB Diploma:

120-128 UCAS Tariff points including minimum score of 4 in at least three subjects at Higher level including Biology or Chemistry

Access to HE Diploma:

Award of full Access to HE Diploma including 18 credits at Distinction and 27 at Merit including Biology or Chemistry

Qualification combinations:

The University welcomes applications from students studying qualifications from different qualification types - for example A level and a BTEC qualification in combination, and if you are made an offer you will be asked to achieve UCAS Tariff points from all of the qualifications you are studying at level 3.  Should the course you wish to study have a subject specific requirement then you must also meet this requirement, usually from

Plus one of the following:

  • International/English Language Requirements:

    Applicants from the EU:

    Applicants from the EU are welcome to apply and if the qualification you are studying is not listed here then please contact the Admissions Team for advice or see our EU Applicants pages here https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/international/european-union/eu-applications/

    International Qualifications:

    If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

    English Language Requirements:

    International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

    *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications</a

Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1**: £9,250

International Fee in Year 1: £15,000

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are optional external continual professional development courses that you may choose to participate in, these incur additional costs. For continual professional development modules, if students choose to travel further than Newcastle for placement/volunteering/continual professional development, then they will bear these travel costs; however all activities can be completed in Newcastle, costs can vary between approximately £25-£800 per course.

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Modules Overview

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

AP0409 -

Fundamental Nutrition (Core, 20 Credits)

You will learn some of the fundamental principles in the field of human nutrition such as the biochemistry, physiology, structure and function of macro and micronutrients. The focus of lectures will also be on the discussion of diet and the maintenance of optimum health. Examples and consequences of nutrient deficiencies and excesses, and the contribution of diet and lifestyle to the establishment of disease, will also be discussed. Another aspect of the module will explore nutritional methods used in a public health context including dietary assessment, dietary surveying as well as crucial concepts in nutritional studies (ie Eatwell Plate and portion sizes). Dietary reference values will also be introduced.

You will discuss comparisons of typical British diets with some important UK-ethnic diets and discuss the role of culture, education and personal preference on eating behaviour, including dysfunctional behaviour in the case of eating disorders (anorexia and bulimia nervosa).
During practical work you will look at the analytical methods used to identify and quantify nutrients present in foods, providing a link to the understanding of food nutritional labelling. Another practical component will introduce you to basic techniques in anthropometric measurements, and include calculations of body mass index and body composition indexes, and the discussion of their use and limitations for the assessment of human health status.

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JG5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Sport Exercise and Rehabilitation (Optional, 0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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SP0468 -

Energetics of Exercise (Core, 20 Credits)

The human body is made up of thousands of chemicals, continuously interacting to sustain life. Chemical reactions underlie all physiological processes, including how your muscles contract, your heart beats and your cells liberate energy from the food you eat. In “Energetics of Exercise” you will study the basic principles of biochemistry that support life and help us understand how your body responds to, and fuels, exercise. You will study the basic principles that underpin the liberation of energy for exercise, how protein, fats and carbohydrates contribute to fuel energy supply and how energy provision differs during exercise lasting from 1 sec to several hours, from the weightlifter to the endurance athlete.

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SP0470 -

Fundamentals of Human Physiology (Core, 20 Credits)

This module will provide you with the foundation knowledge required for later modules on energetics and exercise physiology. In this module you will learn about the structure and way in which the different physiological systems of the body work. In addition, you will learn about how these systems are controlled both at rest and during exercise. The control of these systems is important for later modules which examine the limits to how the body works which could be during disease as well as exercise. The major physiological systems to be examined will be the cardiovascular, respiratory, bioenergetic, muscular and nervous systems.

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SP0471 -

Fundamentals of Psychology (Core, 20 Credits)

On this module you will acquire the underpinning knowledge and understanding of fundamental psychological principles and theories. You will be introduced to key concepts and approaches in psychology that have relevance to sport, exercise and health contexts. You will compare, contrast and integrate a range of different psychological perspectives that can be used to understand and explain human behaviour. You will have the opportunity to study the biological basis of behaviour, learn about how humans think perceive and remember, understand the cognitive processes instrumental in motor development, gain an insight into the nature of social interaction and group processes and study individual differences in personality and behaviour.

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SP0472 -

Methods of Enquiry in Sport and Exercise Science (Core, 20 Credits)

You will learn a systematic process of answering questions about sport and exercise science and the value of this process in the study of sport and exercise science.You will learn how to identify, justify and pursue a proposed question / problem within the sport and exercise science sub disciplines. You will also learn basic techniques of collecting and handling / analysing data produced from experiments in sport and exercise science.

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Skills for Sport and Exercise Scientists (Core, 20 Credits)

On this academic support module you will develop an understanding of the key skills required for successful completion of your degree in sport and exercise sciences. You will achieve this through a variety of assessments including written work, presentations and practical demonstrations. The module aims to develop your understanding of generic transferable skills, as well as allowing you to gain experience of working safely in a sport and exercise science laboratory environment.

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AP0521 -

Nutrition Through the Lifecycle (Core, 20 Credits)

This module introduces the concepts of nutrition as applied to stages of life, from infancy to old age and investigates diet-related health conditions. You will draw on your existing knowledge of dietary reference values and guidelines and explore the differing requirements and reasons for these, in different stages of life and states of health. You will also learn the theories of behaviour change so that you understand the ways in which health professionals can plan behaviour change interventions and support populations to make heathier choices.
Topics covered in this module include:
Principles of nutrition and dietetics:
Health promotion theory and practice,
Planning and constructing interventions
Energy balance and energy expenditure calculations.
Under and over nutrition:
Nutritional significance and requirements for nutrients through the lifecycle.
Diet-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease, Diabetes mellitus, Cancer and dietary factors

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SP5000 -

Continuing Professional Development in Sports Science (Core, 20 Credits)

The main focus of the module is career specific learning within a sport and exercise context. This module builds upon the career development learning you completed at L4 and prepares you for the work placement module at L6. Employers are looking for graduates who are creative, self-motivated, able to problem solve, and able to work both independently and collaboratively. It is those highly valued personal and professional attributes that you will develop on this module.

Delivered in conjunction with employers, this module takes an innovative, ‘problem-based learning approach’ to teaching, moving away from traditional, lecture-seminar approaches and towards a more independent style of learning. This module will require you to undertake your own personally tailored CPD and to engage with real (either live or previous examples) of sport and exercise related ‘problem briefs’ from real employers working in the field of sport and exercise. Working as part of a team you will engage with employers to develop innovative, but viable, solutions to employer generated problems. You will learn how to plan and manage projects and teams, how to engage in creative problem solving, how to work as part of an interdisciplinary team and how to communicate effectively with clients. By the end of the module you will submit your final solutions in the form of a presentation and each group member will have identified their own personal strengths and how they have contributed to the team. The module will end with groups presenting their ideas to employers. Running alongside the development of your project proposal, you will design and engage with your own personal CPD plan to develop your personal employability skills.

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Physiological assessment in sport, exercise and health (Core, 20 Credits)

This module covers the main principles that underlie many of the current practices of measurement in the discipline of sport and exercise physiology. The underpinning physiological principles associated with various exercise testing procedures will be critically analysed and discussed. You will be expected to develop the skills and competencies that will enable you to select and administer a range of physiological tests. By the end of the module successful students will be capable of running a wide variety of physiological assessments ranging from working with clinical populations with limited exercise capability through to elite athletes and sportspersons.

At the end of the module successful students should be able to:
1. Discuss and evaluate the physiological basis underpinning a variety of physiological assessment tools;
2. Identify the limitations of a variety of physiological tests;
3. Analyse and interpret the data from a range of exercise physiology tests;
4. Perform a range of physiological testing procedures.

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Research Design and Analysis (Core, 20 Credits)

The module aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills for planning and carrying out an independent research project in sport and exercise science. The module will be structured in two blocks. Block one (weeks 1-6) will address different types of research design, their strengths and weaknesses and the associated analyses appropriate to those designs. Workshop sessions will cover how to carry out data analysis techniques in specialist software and how to present the results of these analyses according to convention. The topics that you will cover will include:
- Statistical assumptions and transforming data
- Correlation, regression, and multiple regression
- Between-group differences
- Power and sample size estimation
- Within-group differences
- Factorial designs
- Qualitative techniques
- Validity and reproducibility

Block two of the module (weeks 8-12) will be given to the design and completion of student-led, small-group research projects addressing given questions. In this block you will experience the research process first hand and undertake the design, conduct, analysis, and presentation of your research in the form of an individually-produced experimental report. This will include:

Identifying the rationale for your given research question from academic literature
- Choosing and describing an appropriate design for the research question
- Correctly applying and interpreting data analysis appropriate to the reseach question
- Presenting research-related activity in accordance with accepted convention
- Understanding ethical issues that apply to your research in sport and exercise sciences

In addition, the module aims to develop your appreciation of scientific rigour whilst considering and evaluating the limitations of data collection and data analysis methods.

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SP5008 -

Practical Skills for Sport and Exercise Nutritionists (Core, 20 Credits)

Sport and exercise nutritionists are required to work with clients in real world setting to evaluate dietary habits, physical activity behaviopurs and the impact these factors have on health status. The ‘Practical Skills for Sport and Exercise Nutritionists’ module will expose you to different assessment methods which are available to sport and exercise nutritionists to explore body composition, energy intake and energy expenditure of clients in real-world settings. At the start of the module, tutors will facilitate the development of such key competencies, then you will be required to indepedntly develop these skills by applying and interpreting the outcomes of a range of body composition, energy intake and energy expenditure assessment strategies in a real-world sport, exercise and nutrition context.

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SP5009 -

Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition (Core, 20 Credits)

Building upon your underpinning knowledge of bioenergetics of exercise, human and exercise physiology, you will apply this to the field of sport and exercise nutrition. You will apply theoretical principles of nutrition to the sport and exercise domain. Your enthusiasm for sport and exercise nutrition will be developed through the study of contemporary practice and up to date scientific concepts. You will learn about contemporary issues within sport and exercise nutrition, to include: energy requirements of athletes, pre-, during and post-exercise nutritional strategies, hydration issues, special populations, and contemporary dietary issues.

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Food and Nutrition - Policy and Issues (Optional, 20 Credits)

In this module you will reflect on current issues in the ever-changing world of food science and nutrition. The pace of development and change in the field will mean that the syllabus will change, evolve and respond to contemporary issues. The module will identify the scope of food policy, and assess who influences policy, inter-relationships and the dynamics that shape policy. It will allow you to understand and evaluate what is meant by policy in the food system, from farm to fork, and introduce major themes and key thinkers in food policy. The module will explore issues which impact at a global level, from Millennium Development Goals to environmental effect of food waste. You will review and assess current policies and develop your awareness of the following aspects:
Policy making process(es)
Policy in the UK, EU and world-wide
Food policy
Public health policy
Political influence

You will also increase your understanding of major trends in a consumer driven food system to include, economic and social factors across the wide spectrum of consumer groups. The emphasis of this aspect of the module will be in developing your on-going inquiry into the issues which will impact both on food industry and consumers and evaluation of the role of the media in communicating information of this type to the population.

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SP6001 -

Health promotion and clinical issues (Optional, 20 Credits)

This module takes a multidisciplinary approach to health; combining physiological, biomechanical and psychological perspectives in order to provide you with a full understanding of health, in both general and clinical populations. The real world application and industry relevance is a highlight of this module which should appeal to those students interested in working in a healthbased profession. The first part of the module focuses on clinical issues, providing you with an understanding of the role of exercise and nutrition in relation to health in special populations, disease populations and musculoskeletal injury as well as the effects of exercise on mental health. This part of the module will give you the opportunity to develop your clinical assessment and laboratory skills. The latter half of the module focuses on health promotion, aiming to give you an understanding of the psychology behind behaviour change, and how psychology can be used to design and implement effective health promotion strategies and initiatives,.
You will cover a range of topics from the following:
• Aetiology of chronic diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, and mental health conditions.
• Rehabilitation and coping strategies for chronic conditions
• Exercise and nutrition as intervention strategies in the prevention, treatment and management of chronic diseases, and musculoskeletal disorders in special populations.
• Exercise as an intervention strategy for general mental health and in the treatment of specific mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia
• Current health promotion strategies and initiatives.
• Behaviour change models such as the Transtheoretical Model, Health Belief Model and Theory of Planned Behaviour.

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Sport and Exercise Placement (Core, 20 Credits)

You will be required to complete a minimum of 70 hours voluntary placement at a sports related organisation. You will be required to liaise with a host at the organisation to agree on a job role and plan your placement content and hours. You will learn how to work in a professional manner in a real world environment. You will learn how to put into practice the theory and concepts that you have learnt in the classroom. You will learn and gain experience of working in a sporting environment in a career path which you find engaging and stimulating. Key employability skills will be discussed and the process of applying for a graduate job, attending a job interview and reflecting on your own performance will all be covered. The importance of the careers service will be highlighted and the emphasis will be on student-led learning and organisation during the placement process.

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Paediatric Sport and Exercise Science (Optional, 20 Credits)

Building upon your underpinning knowledge of human physiology, fundamentals of psychology and physiological assessment in sport, exercise and health, you will start to apply this to the field of paediatric sport and exercise science. You will learn about the psychological and physiological issues associated with maturation and physiological fitness testing in the exercising child and adolescent. The psychological determinants of child and adolescent sport and physical activity participation will also be examined. Furthermore, you will explore multi-disciplinary approaches to develop an intervention strategy that addresses a contemporary issue within a paediatric population.

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Physiological basis of training and performance (Optional, 20 Credits)

This module covers the prescription of exercise to improve sport specific fitness and sporting performance. The focus of this module is on evidence based practice. Throughout the module you will investigate the most appropriate method(s) of training to enhance a range of components of fitness. To do this, you will be required to gather and evaluate the scientific literature that exists for different components of fitness. Furthermore, you will be required to explained the physiological adaptations that arise from different training methods and the causal mechanism improving performance arising from the identified adaptations. In addition to the critical understanding of physiological adaptations, you will examine the principles of training programme design and factors that influence training programmes.

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Dissertation (Core, 40 Credits)

You will develop a critical and in-depth knowledge of a specific area of interest to you in sport and exercise science. You will use the knowledge and skills developed by the two prerequisite modules in sport and exercise science (Methods of Enquiry in Sport and Exercise Science and Research Design and Analysis) or the prerequisite module in Sport and Exercise Nutrition (Research Methods) to inform your independent piece of individual research.

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Contemporary Issues in Sport and Exercise Nutrition (Core, 20 Credits)

‘Contemporary issues in sport and exercise nutrition’ will challenge your current beliefs surrounding existing sport, exercise and health nutrition advice. Each week you will study a different contemporary issue relating to the field of sport and/or exercise/health nutrition. You will be exposed to the underpinning scientific concepts relating to each contemporary issue, then challenged to question current dietary advice and thus devise your own dietary recommendations. On this module you will learn that the discipline of sport and exercise nutrition is saturated with advice that often has no scientific underpinning. Therefore, as final year sport, exercise and nutrition students, you will further develop your critical evaluation and questioning skills that will be invaluable to you when applying to work in the field of sport, exercise and nutrition upon graduation.

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