3-year full-time; 6-year part-time; 4-year full-time with placement; 7-year part-time with placement
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About the course
Sport Sciences at Brunel University London are currently ranked second 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.
As a Human Performance pathway student, you will develop detailed knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles underpinning sport, health, and exercise sciences from a human performance perspective. The critical focus is on the areas of biomechanics, physiology, and psychology although the opportunity to pursue other complementary disciplines exists. You will learn how to monitor, evaluate and enhance sport and exercise performance in laboratory and field settings and how to design, and conduct experiments.
Please note: you only have to decide on your pathway at the beginning of your second year.
Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, our generic programme, is the most popular choice for prospective and current students, largely because of the flexibility that it affords: after a generic first year, you are free to choose from the diverse range of study blocks on offer in your second and third years, which means that you can play to both your strengths and your preferences – tailoring your degree programme to suit you. For example, if you were to see yourself embarking on a career as a specialist youth coach, working as part of a multidisciplinary team comprising biomechanists and psychologists, then you may consider selecting the following study blocks: Physical Literacy and Child Development, Applying Sport Sciences to Practice: Coaching and Teaching Effectiveness, Biomechanics of Human Movement, and Theory and Application in Sport Psychology – a very useful combination.
Graduates from this programme have gone on to work in settings as diverse as professional sport (e.g., British Rowing) the NHS (e.g. as a Clinical Respiratory Physiologist), sport charities (e.g., Access Sport) – and as management trainees in global companies (e.g., Enterprise Car Rental).
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