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Undergraduate study

Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences 2019/20


Our trophy cabinet The awards we’ve won don’t just make us feel proud. They give you an idea of what the University is like.

Teaching Excellence Framework Gold Award Huddersfield is a TEF gold-rated institution delivering consistently outstanding teaching and learning of the highest quality found in the UK (Teaching Excellence Framework, 2017).

Global Teaching Excellence Award We won the first Global Teaching Excellence Award. It recognised the University’s commitment to world-class teaching and its success in developing students as independent learners and critical thinkers (HEA, 2017).

University of the Year The Times Higher Education named us as University of the Year in November 2013. They liked our “bold, imaginative and innovative initiatives.”

Queen’s Anniversary Prize The Queen’s Anniversary Prize is a big thing in UK Higher Education. We were delighted to earn one for our role in expanding global boundaries of new music.

A Four Star University QS Stars has given us four stars. That means we are “highly international, demonstrating excellence in both teaching and research with an excellent environment for students and staff.”

Athena Swan We’re serious about gender equality. We want an equal number of men and women on our science and engineering courses, for instance. Our commitment was recognised in 2015 with the Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

Find out more about our awards at hud.ac.uk/about/our-awards

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What’s inside Study with us

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Meet us

Apply to us

Precious’ student journey so far

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Hear how Matt swapped the Armed Forces for academia

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Welcome to Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences You have made an excellent choice in considering a Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences course here at the University of Huddersfield. As you read through this brochure, I hope you’ll see why. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching. You’ll be taught by experienced tutors who are highly committed to their subject and who care deeply about what you achieve. Via our sport science labs, nutrition labs, and the University’s health and fitness centre, we’re able to offer you a range of facilities and opportunities to gain hands-on experience. You’ll be supported to develop the knowledge and key skills which will help you to prepare for your future career. Previous Huddersfield Sport,

Exercise and Nutrition Sciences graduates have gone on to roles in education, healthcare, research, teaching and community and social services, in organisations including the NHS, The Football Association, Oldham College, City of York Council, Oldham Community Leisure, Huddersfield Town FC, Manchester City FC and Thongsbridge Tennis Club.* Other graduates have also become selfemployed as personal trainers or fitness instructors. Join us and together we will take the first steps in making a real difference to your future career.

Professor Philip Keeley Head of Department, Health Sciences

*Source: LinkedIn and Graduate Employment Market Statistics (GEMs).

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Supporting you to become employable is right at the heart of our courses.

Study with us I’m planning to do a Master’s in physiotherapy, then work in rehabilitation and physical activity with children and pregnant women. Precious Oladipo, Exercise Science BSc(Hons)

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Check this out! Endorsed

Placements

Our Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences courses are all endorsed by SkillsActive.

All courses offer you the opportunity to undertake a work placement.

Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences brings a fascinating range of subjects together, including anatomy, physiology, the psychology of sport performance, nutrition and the effects of physical activity on long-term conditions. If you want to understand more about how physical activity can improve health or performance then this could be the subject area for you. All our courses are endorsed by SkillsActive, which means you get the chance to study extra qualifications within your degree that are recognised and valued by the industry. In addition our courses are either endorsed by The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) or approved by the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr). Whichever course you choose, everything is geared towards giving you hands-on experience, supporting you in achieving your goals wherever you’re headed. You’ll get to know how the body adapts to exercise, and how nutritional intake can optimise sport performance and improve people’s health. You’ll be able to use our fantastic range of facilities in our biomechanics and physiology labs.

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From measuring fitness through gas analysis, to measuring reaction forces on the Kistler Force Plate or capturing high-speed movements on our 3D motion analysis system, you’ll be able to use our fantastic facilities. You can’t beat real-world experience to help you develop the skills employers are looking for. You’ll have the opportunity to go on a work placement while you study, giving you the opportunity to build up industry contacts too. Once you leave Huddersfield, you could be fully prepared for an inspiring career. Previous graduates have gone on to work in education, research, teaching, community health and social services, professional sports clubs and the NHS.*

1. Woodway Treadmill and Cortex System State-of-the-art equipment used within practical modules as well as by professional athletes from local teams.

2. Nutrition Laboratories Nutritional labs used to analyse food macro nutrient content.

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*Source: LinkedIn and Graduate Employment Market Statistics (GEMs).

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Graduates employed from this subject

Exercise Science BSc(Hons)

100%* Key information: UCAS code: B900 Duration: 3 years full-time/ 6 years part-time Entry requirements: BBB** at A Level (preferred subjects include PE, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Psychology) DDM at BTEC (preferred subjects include Sport, Exercise, Applied Sciences, Health Studies or Health Sciences) 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications Inc. a grade B or above at A Level (in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, PE, or Psychology) or a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (in Applied Science, Sport, or Sport and Exercise Science) Additional criteria: DBS check

* Whilst this is a new course and therefore there are no graduate statistics available, 100% of graduates from courses in this subject area at Huddersfield go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2014/15 and 2015/16 aggregated). ** The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

Every day there’s another story in the news about how physical exercise can improve people’s wellbeing – not just physically, but mentally too. Meanwhile, the number of people with diseases linked to inactivity and poor nutrition is rising dramatically. This course looks at the science behind the stories to help you develop expertise in a discipline that many employers are looking for.

This course is endorsed by SkillsActive, the Sector Skills Council for sport and exercise, enabling you to pick up some very useful industryrecognised qualifications while you’re studying with us. The course is also endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), and you could become a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).

Leading an unhealthy lifestyle doesn’t just affect a person’s wellbeing, it has economic effects on society too. The course looks at two key areas, physiology and psychology, giving you the chance to explore why people behave the way they do and how the body works. By looking at both aspects, you’ll have the opportunity to develop professional skills and knowledge to promote physical activity as an intervention, helping people achieve a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle.

You’ll be able to take advantage of some great facilities, including our biomechanics and physiology labs, as well as our recently built sport and fitness centre. You’ll also have the chance to go on a work placement in your second year, giving you real-world professional experience. Previous students have undertaken placements with Primary Care Trusts, schools, colleges, local authority sports development units, private gyms and private sports providers.

Whether you want to teach or go on to become a physical activity coordinator, sports development officer, personal trainer or exercise referral specialist, this course will stand you in good stead once you move onto employment. Emma Sanford, graduated from Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences in 2016, now PE teacher at Rodillian Academy “My work placement was very fulfilling. I undertook a wide range of responsibilities and gained real insight into the life of a PE teacher, which built my confidence and developed my knowledge of all curricular sport. It has made me a more rounded candidate when entering the real world of work.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this subject

Sport Science BSc(Hons)

100%* Key information: UCAS code: 8V2M Duration: 3 years full-time/ 6 years part-time Entry requirements: BBB** at A Level (preferred subjects include PE, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Psychology) DDM at BTEC (preferred subjects include Sport or Applied Sciences) 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications Inc. a grade B or above at A Level (in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, PE, or Psychology) or a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (in Applied Science, Sport, or Sport and Exercise Science) Additional criteria: DBS check

* Whilst this is a new course and therefore there are no graduate statistics available, 100% of graduates from this subject area at Huddersfield go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2014/15 and 2015/16 aggregated). ** The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

Do you want to know what really goes on in the mind and the body during physical exercise? Many national governing bodies of sport and professional sports clubs now employ sports scientists, strength and conditioning coaches, and sports psychologists. They’re looking for those precious `marginal gains’ that can help their athletes compete to their full potential. This course could give you the skills to support people in achieving their best possible performance, while minimising their risk of injury. On the course you’ll explore three main areas: physiology, psychology and biomechanics. Physiology looks at how the body responds to exercise and physical activity, what factors might hold back an athlete and how appropriate training can improve performance. Sport psychology looks at how a person’s way of thinking might affect their performance, and how they can use psychological skills to improve it. Biomechanics focuses on applying the laws of physics to human biological systems.

You’ll be taught by lecturers who are experts in their fields, including strength and conditioning, elite sport testing, physiotherapy and coach education. And you’ll be able to use some excellent facilities, including our biomechanics and physiology labs, as well as our recently built sport and fitness centre. It is endorsed by SkillsActive, the Sector Skills Council for sport and exercise, which means you could gain extra industry-recognised qualifications within your degree. It is also endorsed by The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), and you could also become a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REP). You’ll have the chance to go on a work placement in your second year, enabling you to apply your learning and knowledge in a professional setting. Previous students have taken placements in schools, colleges, local authorities, community-based professional sports clubs.

Aaron Green, graduated from Sport, Excercise and Nutrition Sciences in 2014, now Strength and Conditioning Coach at Thongsbridge Tennis Club “The course was ideal as I wasn’t sure what I wanted to specialise in, it covered a range of areas but the assignments and tasks were easily manipulated to my area of interests. The placements gave me first-hand experience of what I needed to be successful in this industry and gave me practical skills to go out and collect data from athletes which I have carried on doing in my career.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from these subjects

95– 100%*

Key information: UCAS code: 3U9Z Duration: 3 years full-time/ 6 years part-time Entry requirements: BBB** at A Level (preferred subjects include PE, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Food Technology) DDM at BTEC (preferred subjects include Sport or Applied Sciences) 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications Inc. a grade B or above at A Level (in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, PE, or D&T Food Technology) or a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (in Applied Science, Sport, or Sport and Exercise Science) Additional criteria: DBS check

* Whilst this is a new course and therefore there are no graduate statistics available, 95–100% of graduates from courses in these subject areas at Huddersfield go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2014/15 and 2015/16 aggregated). ** The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

Sport, Exercise and Nutrition BSc(Hons)

Eating healthily and being physically active are essential for your wellbeing. Nutrition can also help people achieve optimal performance in the sporting arena, whether they’re amateur or professional. Individual athletes and sports teams are looking for experts in sports science and nutrition to help them perform to the best of their abilities, so this course could lead to an exciting and rewarding career. From athletes to members of the public who want to be healthier, lose weight and get active, individuals are using the services of experts in sports science and nutrition. Sports nutrition is becoming big business in elite sport, personal training and community-based initiatives too. Sports science is expanding just as quickly, with career opportunities in the public, private and not-forprofit sectors.

You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of biological sciences, nutrition, exercise and sports performance. You’ll study anatomy and physiology, fitness conditioning, food, digestion, metabolism and psychology. In your second year, you’ll go on a work placement, which will provide you with the opportunity to apply your skills in a real-world context. You’ll use excellent facilities, including our biomechanics and physiology labs, nutrition labs and recently built sport and fitness centre. The course is endorsed by SkillsActive, so you could gain extra industryrecognised qualifications within your degree. You could also become a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). Additionally, the course was the first degree in the UK to be `approved’ by the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr).

This course could give you the skills to work as a physical activity coordinator, health advisor, sports development officer, personal trainer, exercise referral specialist, sports nutritionist or after further training, a teacher in educational settings.

Daniel Glover, graduated from Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences in 2016, now Sport Coach at Project Sport “The variety of modules allowed me to develop a wide range of expertise. All the modules were interesting and in-depth, allowing us to understand and learn a variety of subjects that are relevant and can be transferred into a number of future careers. Modules also have a good mixture of practical and theory based sessions.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from these subjects

95– 100%*

Key information: UCAS code: H316 Duration: 4 years full-time Entry requirements: BBB** at A Level (preferred subjects include PE, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Food Technology) DDM at BTEC (preferred subjects include Sport or Applied Sciences) 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications Inc. a grade B or above at A Level (in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, PE, or Food Technology) or a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (in Applied Science, Sport, or Sport and Exercise Science) Additional criteria: DBS check

* Whilst this is a new course and therefore there are no graduate statistics available, 95–100% of graduates from courses in these subject areas at Huddersfield go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2014/15 and 2015/16 aggregated). ** The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

Sport and Exercise Nutrition MSci

Building on our three-year BSc(Hons) degree, this four-year course offers you the chance to benefit from a further year taught at the Master’s level, which could give you the skills to work as a physical activity coordinator, health advisor, sports development officer, personal trainer, exercise referral specialist, sports nutritionist or after further training, a teacher in educational settings. Studying on the MSci you’ll have the opportunity to expand on the solid foundations you’ll get from your first three years, giving you that extra breadth and depth of study and research associated with Master’s level courses. This is a requirement to be able to be registered as a Sport and Exercise Nutritionist on the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) held by the British Dietetic Association. Eating healthily and being physically active can help people achieve optimal performance in the sporting arena, whether they’re amateur or professional. Sports nutrition is becoming big business in elite sport, personal training and communitybased initiatives while sports science is expanding just as quickly, with career opportunities in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors,

so this course could lead to an exciting and rewarding career. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of biological sciences, nutrition, exercise and sports performance. You’ll study anatomy and physiology, fitness conditioning, food, digestion, metabolism and psychology. In your second year, you’ll go on a work placement, which will provide you with the opportunity to apply your skills in a real-world context. You’ll also use excellent facilities, including our biomechanics and physiology labs, nutrition labs and recently built sport and fitness centre. The course is endorsed by SkillsActive, so you could gain extra industry recognised qualifications within your degree. You could also become a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). Additionally, the course was the first degree in the UK to be `approved’ by the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr).

Jade Megan Thompson, graduated from Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences in 2016 “The quality of teaching was simply unbeatable. The lecturers made the lectures interesting, they were highly knowledgeable on the subjects they taught and were very committed to helping all students achieve their full potential. They were professional but also like friends too.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Supporting you to become employable is right at the heart of our courses. Gareth Clay, graduated from Exercise Science BSc(Hons) in 2017, now Senior Rehabilitation Assistant at the NHS

“My placement at the Halifax Elite Rugby academy enabled me to put some of my learnt knowledge and my practical skills to good use in gym sessions. This provided great insight into the possible career routes I could have gone into on completing my degree.” Huzaifah Valli, graduated from Exercise Science BSc(Hons) in 2017

“What truly made this course was the lecturers. It isn’t often you get such a well-rounded staff with the ability to teach and motivate. What impressed me was how they taught students in a manner which helped them grow, they were your teachers, a friend and a helping hand at the correct times.” Emma Sanford, graduated from Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences in 2016, now PE teacher at Rodillian Academy

“The new facilities on campus are impressive. The gym has all the latest Techno equipment and the biomechanical labs have a range of fascinating kit and equipment which students get first-hand experience of using.” Matthew Wheelton, graduated from Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences in 2012, now Account Manager at Puma Group

“I enjoyed the course because of its varied nature. It provides students with the freedom to tailor their education based on their interests and career aspirations.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Course facilities On the course you’ll be taught in a variety of environments, with access to a fantastic range of sports facilities in our Biomechanics, Physiology and Nutrition labs, as well as the new recently built sport and fitness centre. Our facilities are invaluable in teaching, research and in testing the health and fitness of individuals ranging from patients recovering from injury to elite athletes and those with chronic diseases and health conditions.

Team Hud Whether you’re interested in competing for one of the University’s sports teams or you would just like to play socially, there’s a variety of sports opportunities. With the most up-to-date equipment, strength and conditioning suite and unique spaces for group exercise, as a student on our courses you’ll use these facilities to support your studies. Team Hud also offer a coach education programme, and opportunities for you to get involved in running Get Active sport sessions and become a Team Hud Activator. For more information visit sport.hud.ac.uk

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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My student journey so far

Precious Oladipo Exercise Science BSc(Hons) “I used to play with my toys and pretend to teach them!” says Precious Oladipo from South-East London, recalling her childhood dream of becoming a teacher. “I also wanted to be a professional gymnast, but I stopped doing gymnastics when I was 12.” Her early interest in sport led her to studying Exercise Science BSc(Hons) at the University of Huddersfield. “My mum’s a dietician and I wanted to be like her, and I’ve always been interested in health. I saw the course content for Exercise Science, and it seemed really practical and hands-on. The anatomy content appealed to me a lot because I like that side of biology.

I saw the course content and it appealed to me a lot. “I did a work placement with a physiotherapist, and also worked in a nursery”, explains Precious. These experiences have led to her future goals. “I’m planning to do a Master’s in physiotherapy, and then work in rehabilitation and physical activity with children and pregnant women. It’s really important because pregnant women play a massive role in the development of fat cells in their foetus. If they don’t exercise, the foetus’ fat cells can grow in size. “Since I’ve come to University, I’ve made some great friendships. I also like the scenery around here. It’s a really nice area to be in.”

To hear Precious talk about her student journey visit hud.ac/profiles

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Meet our staff

From the Armed Forces to academia

Matt Haines

Senior Lecturer, Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Matt is a Yorkshireman and lives with his family in his home city, Leeds. After leaving school, he joined the Armed Forces. “I was drawn to the physical and mental challenge of serving as a Royal Marine. It was a fantastic experience which was ultimately cut short by an injury. However, my passion for exercise was established.”

Graduation day for my students is always a memorable event. After completing a Master’s degree and teaching in colleges, Matt then joined the University of Huddersfield in 2008. He’s now a Senior Lecturer on the University’s Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences courses, and a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist. “My passion for sport and exercise developed into a fascination for how the human body worked, in particular the physiological aspects of how the body responds and adapts to exercise. Studying sport and exercise science greatly developed my interest in science – to the point where I now consider my primary interest to be science, rather than sport and exercise. “The breadth of topics covered in the science of sport, exercise and health don’t form a single disciplinary context. They are properly understood within a matrix of disciplines from anatomy, biochemistry, biomechanics, philosophy, physiology, psychology, sociology and beyond. I consider it a privilege to be an educator, researcher and practitioner in this field.”

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We hope you’ve found all the information you need to inspire you to become a student here at Huddersfield. Now all you need to do is apply.

Apply to us UCAS If this is your first (undergraduate) degree and you want to study a full-time course, then you’ll apply via UCAS at ucas.com If you’re at a college or school right now, it’s probably already registered with UCAS. The best thing to do is ask your teacher or careers adviser to help with your application. Once you’ve applied we’ll keep in touch with you throughout the application process, so you’re up to speed with what’s going on.

When to apply If you want to start your course in September 2019, you can apply to UCAS any time from 1 September 2018 onwards. Please make sure UCAS receives your application by 15 January 2019. Course codes The UCAS website gives you codes for all courses but you’ll also find these with the course details in this brochure. Make sure you enter the right code on your application form. The institution code for Huddersfield is HUDDS H60.

Contact us Got a question? Get in touch with us. Tel. +44 (0)1484 472479 Email. esadmissions@hud.ac.uk huddersfielduni_health_socsci @UoHHealthSocSci UniversityofHuddersfieldExerciseScience

Important Information This brochure is provided for information only and will not form part of your student contract. For full, up to date details on our courses, including when and how that information may change, visit our website at www.courses.hud.ac.uk

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Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences 2019/20 Undergraduate Guide  

Everything you need to know about undergraduate Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Huddersfield (2019/20 Edition)

Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences 2019/20 Undergraduate Guide  

Everything you need to know about undergraduate Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Huddersfield (2019/20 Edition)