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Sport and Exercise Studies BA (Hons)

Education with the personal touch

Sport and Exercise Studies BA (Hons)

Duration: 3 years full time Course fees: £10,225* per year *These fees apply if you are starting this course between September 2013 and August 2014. We recommend you check fees as they can change. Costs can increase each year.

Start date: September UCAS Code: C600

Why choose this course? Our teaching team are actively involved in coaching, consultancy and research, and many are accredited by various industry associations. You can also apply for internships with clubs and organisations such as Derby County Football Club, Derventio eXcel Swimming Club and Derbyshire County Cricket Club to enhance your development.

You’ll learn through lectures, seminars, practicals and technology enhanced innovations. You’ll be involved in coaching sessions, management case studies and community sport development work. You’ll be assessed on your knowledge, applied practical and research skills, which will all take place in our new specialised facilities.

Your career This is the start of your career so achieving a good degree and gaining employability skills along the way are key. Recent graduates have secured jobs in coaching, sport development, teaching, the fitness industry, sport management or sport media and marketing. You could teach physical education at primary or secondary level by completing relevant postgraduate training, or study our MRes in Sport and Exercise enabling you to gain skills in teaching and research, with the potential to progress to PhD level.



How you’ll learn



What you’ll cover


Language – A qualification such as IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas) or TOEFL – 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based), 80 (internet based). See our website for other accepted qualifications or phone us: +44 (0)1332 591698.

If you're interested in areas such as sport management, sport coaching, sport development and the social aspects of sport, then this course is an excellent choice for you. Enhancing your employability through work placements and internship opportunities is a key part of this course. You’ll also be assigned your own personal tutor who will support you and help structure your personal development and career planning.


Entry requirements: Academic – 240 UCAS tariff points, of which at least 200 must be from your International Baccalaureate or equivalent qualification.

About the course


Where you will study: Derby Campus – Kedleston Road site.

Academic and Applied Skills for Sport and Exercise

Research Methods for Sport and Exercise

Independent Study for Sport and Exercise

Motor Control and Learning

The Sport and Exercise Principles of Sport and Environment Exercise Psychology

Introduction to Sport Management

Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Exercise


Sport Management and Development



Sports Coaching: Theory and Practice

Work Placement


Applied Sport Management and Development






Additional information


There are opportunities to gain National Governing Body coaching awards in a range of sports that will develop your confidence, leadership skills and employability. You’ll also benefit from masterclass sessions from sport and exercise professionals about their experiences and career development. You can test and measure health and fitness and utilise computer software packages to analyse the results of performance in our new labs. You can also get involved with Team Derby which covers our courses, sports clubs, facilities and the Athletics Union.

Stage Two You’ll choose two of these optional modules: ▪ Nutrition for Sport ▪ Sport and and Exercise Exercise Psychology ▪ Adapted Physical Activity ▪ Physical Activity and Health ▪ Strength and Conditioning

What you’ll cover You’ll study subjects of sports coaching, management and development and you’ll also choose from a range of optional modules so you can follow your interests and tailor the course to your career aspirations. Throughout the course you’ll develop your research skills to prepare you for your final research project.

Stage Three You’ll choose three of these optional modules: ▪ Advanced Sports ▪ Applied Sport Coaching Psychology ▪ Paediatric ▪ Biomedical Physical Activity Implications of Exercise, Activity ▪ Elite Sport and Health Development ▪ Applied Strength and Conditioning

Get in touch Vernon McGarey E: T: +44 (0) 1332 591703

The information in this leaflet was correct when we produced it, but please check our website for the most up to date information.

Sport and Exercise Studies BA (Hons)