BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Sport Development)

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   Yes

The Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences programmes at Brunel University London are currently ranked among the best in London (The Complete University Guide 2017). As a Brunel student, you will enjoy research-led teaching of the highest quality; quality that will stand you in good stead in your future employment. Our great location in London, plus our strong links with sports personnel, organisations and institutions at local, regional, national and international levels, enables us to offer our students considerable opportunities for career progression.

Sport development involves learning how to plan, manage, deliver and evaluate sport programmes and events that will enable and encourage individuals to take part in sport – from grassroots to elite levels. Our sport development programme includes modules on delivering sport, young people’s sport experiences, event management, and sporting communications.

In addition to acquiring academic skills and knowledge, our students engage in a number of learning opportunities that focus on the development of career-related skills such as: video production, planning and delivering a sport event in the community, grant-writing, using digital technology and social media, presentations, group work, and independent research. Students on our sport development programme learn from staff who are actively engaged in sport development work. For example, we currently have projects with the IOC, UNICEF, SportEngland, the Football Association, Street League, and UK sport. In addition, we provide students with opportunities to gain work experience through placements.

 

Programme description

The Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences programmes at Brunel University London are currently ranked among the best in London (The Complete University Guide 2017). As a Brunel student, you will enjoy research-led teaching of the highest quality; quality that will stand you in good stead in your future employment. Our great location in London, plus our strong links with sports personnel, organisations and institutions at local, regional, national and international levels, enables us to offer our students considerable opportunities for career progression.

Sport development involves learning how to plan, manage, deliver and evaluate sport programmes and events that will enable and encourage individuals to take part in sport – from grassroots to elite levels. Our sport development programme includes modules on delivering sport, young people’s sport experiences, event management, and sporting communications.

In addition to acquiring academic skills and knowledge, our students engage in a number of learning opportunities that focus on the development of career-related skills such as: video production, planning and delivering a sport event in the community, grant-writing, using digital technology and social media, presentations, group work, and independent research. Students on our sport development programme learn from staff who are actively engaged in sport development work. For example, we currently have projects with the IOC, UNICEF, SportEngland, the Football Association, Street League, and UK sport. In addition, we provide students with opportunities to gain work experience through placements.

 

Key Modules

We prepare you for a broad range of career opportunities in a wide range of sport-related jobs, in areas such as coaching, consultancy, fitness testing and training, higher education and research, sport development, sport management, teaching, and youth work.

Graduates have found positions with, among others, the UK and regional Sports Councils, national governing bodies for sport, international organisations, sports clothing/footwear companies, professional clubs and local authorities, as well as in the leisure industry, the pharmaceutical industry, and the armed forces.

Undergraduate study can prepare you for PGCert (Education) courses and Master’s degrees.

95% of our graduates go on to work and/or study six months after finishing the course*.

* Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2015/16

Module & Subject

All of our new undergraduate programmes comprise discrete study blocks, which enables students to draw on the knowledge and skills acquired from a combination of study blocks; such integrated learning is a proven cornerstone of effective learning. You only have to decide on your pathway at the start of your second year at Brunel.

Level 1
Compulsory

  • Fundamentals of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences
  • Research and Learning Skills I
  • Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy
  • Introduction to the Social Sciences of Sport
  • Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing
  • Synoptic study I

Level 2
Compulsory

  • Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing in the Lifecourse
  • Research and Learning Skills II
  • Delivery of Sports Development
  • Young People, Sport and Identity
  • Work Based Learning
  • Synoptic Study II

Optional (choose two from):

  • Applying Sport Sciences to Practice: Coaching and Teaching Effectiveness
  • Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • Physical Literacy and Child Development
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Theory and Application in Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Pedagogy and Policy: Individual Needs

Sandwich Placement

For all students selecting the sandwich option (40-week placement in third of four years), the following study block is compulsory:

  • Work Placement Workshops
  • Work Placement

Level 3
Compulsory

  • Major Project
  • Issues in Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing
  • Sport, Media and Communication
  • Managing Sport Development
  • Employability and Professional Development
  • Synoptic Study III

Optional (choose two options with appropriate level 2 pre-requisites):

  • Biomechanical Analysis Techniques
  • Pedagogy and Policy: Critical Issues
  • Physical Literacy and Learning Environment
  • Physiology of the High Performance Athlete
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Applying Sport Sciences to Practice: Training Principles
Entry Requirements
  • GPA 5.0 or 80%

    75% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

    • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
    • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
    • BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  16200.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER