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BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Health Science

The BSc (Hons) Applied Sport & Health Science is an exciting programme that focuses on developing in-depth, honours level knowledge and understanding of various applied, sport and health related disciplines.

Why Choose This Course?

A key feature of the programme is exposing learners to the breadth of career opportunities on completion of their studies. An understanding of the applied nature of sport and health is enhanced through specialist core and optional modules that allow learners to create a bespoke, career orientated course of study. The balance between sport and health allows for an innovative understanding to be developed by all graduates, which can be directly transferred to a broad range of vocational settings.

The programme has been designed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge base required to work in their chosen specialism, or progress to other graduate opportunities. It is also a platform from which additional vocational and academic qualifications can be completed. The breadth of information covered within the course allows graduates to explore the wide range of employment possibilities, both locally and nationally.

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Start date: 23/09/2024

Course code
HESPORT24T
Level
Level 6
Location
Truro College
Duration
3 years
Qualification
Bachelor’s Degree
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Top Course Highlights

Specialist programme

Career opportunities

Purpose-built facilities

Additional qualification opportunities

Applied Sport

Experienced Lecturing Team

The staff lecturing on the programme are all experts within their chosen areas and all have an outstanding level of experience in both vocational application as well as academic delivery.

Applied Sport And Health

Excellent teaching facilities

The College is an outstanding place of learning, boasting excellent sport and health related facilities and learning resources within a modern and progressive learning environment.

Sport Student

Specialist three-year degree

This course is the only specialist three-year degree programme in Cornwall that covers these disciplines and is unique in the opportunities it presents to graduating students.

What Will I Learn?

Areas such as sport and health psychology, physiology, nutrition and biomechanics, are delivered in conjunction with social science subjects that explore the societal impact of sport and health. This allows for a fascinating insight into the many different facets and specialism that can be followed in this current and exciting area of study and employment.

Programme Quality Handbook 2023-24

Modules:

Year 1

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Introduction to Sports Psychology
  • Motor Learning and Biomechanics
  • Health Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Nutrition
  • Research Methods

Year 2

  • Psychology of Sport and Health
  • Teaching and Learning in Physical Education
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Social Context of Health & Sport
  • Project
  • Physiology of Sports Performance

Year 3

  • Honours Dissertation
  • Contemporary Issues in Sport and Exercise
  • Physical Activity and Public Health

Optional Modules – 2 optional modules must be chosen

  • Movement Analysis
  • Applied Psychology for Performance and Health
  • Athlete Development and Sport for All
  • Sports and Exercise Physiology
  • Reflective Practice for Sport & Health
  • Diet for Performance and Health
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Where will it take me?

From the outset, all learners are exposed to the broad range of potential employment pathways that are available upon completion of their studies. Alternatively, graduates will be well equipped to progress to related Master Level study. The HE Careers Advisor will assist with tutorials focusing on skills and planning for progression.

Careers:

  • NHS career paths
  • Cardiac Physiology
  • Neurological Science
  • Respiratory Science
  • Sports Psychology
  • Teaching/Lecturing
  • Public Health
  • Health & Lifestyle Coaching
  • Sports Development
  • Social Prescribing
  • Fitness Coach
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Assessment Arrangements

An important aspect of the programme is its applied nature and due to this, guest speakers have a fundamental role within the course. Assessments are developed with employers (live briefs) and they are vocationally focused. A range of assessments are used to aid in the development of practical skills and aiding theory to practice and practice to theory.

Entry Requirements

To gain a place on this course you will need a total of 48 UCAS points. All applicants must have GCSE (or equivalent will be considered) Maths and English at Grade 4/C or above, plus a relevant level 3 qualification. Applicants will be interviewed to assess the experience/capabilities for successful entry and completion of the course.

 

Additional Information

Duration: Three years

Location: Truro and Penwith College (Truro Campus)

Awarding Body: University of Plymouth

UCAS Code: IT48

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What you could earn

  • Senior Police Officers
  • Police Officers (Sergeant and Below)
  • Police Community Support Officers
  • Sports Players
  • Sports and Leisure Assistants
  • Senior Officers in Fire, Ambulance, Prison and Related Services
  • Fire Service Officers (Watch Manager and Below)
  • Ambulance Staff (Excluding Paramedics)
Potential Salary

£118,011

Entry Level Salary

£20,160

Average Salary

£50,921

Annual openings in Cornwall

3

Potential Salary

£56,238

Entry Level Salary

£28,707

Average Salary

£44,585

Annual openings in Cornwall

22

Potential Salary

£48,296

Entry Level Salary

£10,721

Average Salary

£28,624

Annual openings in Cornwall

3

Potential Salary

£42,453

Entry Level Salary

£11,935

Average Salary

£23,377

Annual openings in Cornwall

10

Potential Salary

£24,685

Entry Level Salary

£4,484

Average Salary

£13,209

Annual openings in Cornwall

51

Potential Salary

£119,666

Entry Level Salary

£20,443

Average Salary

£51,635

Annual openings in Cornwall

2

Potential Salary

£46,633

Entry Level Salary

£23,401

Average Salary

£0

Annual openings in Cornwall

10

Potential Salary

£39,723

Entry Level Salary

£8,697

Average Salary

£24,655

Annual openings in Cornwall

13

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Truro College
College Road
Truro
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