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This course will offer you a thorough and scientific understanding of sport, exercise and nutrition.

With the recent success of the 2016 Olympic Games and the current government focus upon physical activity and health, this certainly is a key time to get involved in sport and exercise science. In choosing the BSc (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Nutrition degree you are taking your first steps into what is a fascinating and developing field that opens up many career opportunities. The multi-disciplinary nature of the programme is designed to enable you to appreciate and evaluate sport, exercise and nutritional disciplines from an informed and inquisitive viewpoint. You’ll learn about the basics of bioenergetics of exercise and human physiology in your first year which you will then apply to the field of sport and exercise nutrition in your second and third year. Your enthusiasm for sport and exercise nutrition will be developed through the study of contemporary practice and up to date scientific concepts. This will give you an insight into the vital role nutrition can play in optimising sport performance, whilst also recognising that those who exercise recreationally and for health purposes can also benefit highly from appropriate nutritional interventions. You will learn about contemporary issues within sport and exercise nutrition and the inter-relationship of these concepts within food marketing and policy disciplines.

The scientific content of the curriculum is aligned with the scientific knowledge requirements and competencies detailed in the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) and during your studies you’ll be encouraged to critically evaluate existing theory and practice as well as carry out your own independent research.

You’ll also have the option of a work placement in a related area so you can put your knowledge and skills into practice.

As a graduate, you’ll leave with a detailed academic understanding of sport, exercise and nutrition as well as the vocational and practical skills you’ll need for your future career, including problem-solving, IT and communication skills.

84% of students believe that their course has provided them with the opportunities to apply what they have learnt (NSS, 2019)

This course will offer you a thorough and scientific understanding of sport, exercise and nutrition.

With the recent success of the 2016 Olympic Games and the current government focus upon physical activity and health, this certainly is a key time to get involved in sport and exercise science. In choosing the BSc (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Nutrition degree you are taking your first steps into what is a fascinating and developing field that opens up many career opportunities. The multi-disciplinary nature of the programme is designed to enable you to appreciate and evaluate sport, exercise and nutritional disciplines from an informed and inquisitive viewpoint. You’ll learn about the basics of bioenergetics of exercise and human physiology in your first year which you will then apply to the field of sport and exercise nutrition in your second and third year. Your enthusiasm for sport and exercise nutrition will be developed through the study of contemporary practice and up to date scientific concepts. This will give you an insight into the vital role nutrition can play in optimising sport performance, whilst also recognising that those who exercise recreationally and for health purposes can also benefit highly from appropriate nutritional interventions. You will learn about contemporary issues within sport and exercise nutrition and the inter-relationship of these concepts within food marketing and policy disciplines.

The scientific content of the curriculum is aligned with the scientific knowledge requirements and competencies detailed in the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) and during your studies you’ll be encouraged to critically evaluate existing theory and practice as well as carry out your own independent research.

You’ll also have the option of a work placement in a related area so you can put your knowledge and skills into practice.

As a graduate, you’ll leave with a detailed academic understanding of sport, exercise and nutrition as well as the vocational and practical skills you’ll need for your future career, including problem-solving, IT and communication skills.

84% of students believe that their course has provided them with the opportunities to apply what they have learnt (NSS, 2019)

Course Information

UCAS Code
CB64

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years full-time or 4 years with study abroad

Department
Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2021

Fee Information

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Northumbria has been delivering programmes in sport, exercise and rehabilitation for over 30 years and is one of the top 10 sport Universities in the UK.

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You'll learn through a wide range of methods including lectures, presentations by visiting professionals, seminars, laboratory sessions and workshops – all supported by an e-Learning platform (eLP) and other technology.

Lectures will provide a conceptual framework and draw attention to important and controversial issues, whilst seminars, laboratory sessions and workshops will offer a range of activities from experiments to the critique of case study scenarios.

Assessment is also varied and will include exams, practical laboratory reports, article critiques, literature reviews, completion of laboratory books, case studies, individual and group presentations, computer-based assessment and a final year research dissertation.

You’ll learn from a team of highly experienced, leading academics who are all experts in the fields of sport, exercise and nutrition, including Penny Rumbold who has been recognised as an Academic Associate of the SENr.

The programme content also reflects staff expertise and research interests, ensuring that the content is relevant and at the cutting edge of the field. The staff team are continuously exploring new methods of module delivery, exploiting the use of new IT opportunities in social media and digital networking and methods of online communication.

Sport is a way of life at Northumbria and you’ll benefit from an outstanding learning environment that’s geared towards nurturing elite sports performance. We don't just say this ourselves. Our sports facilities were recently ranked joint 4th best in the UK in the Times Higher Education’s Student Experience Survey 2015-16.

The excellent facilities include our £30 million purpose-built Sport Central, offering an indoor sprint track, a biomechanics lab, a gait lab, strength and conditioning and performance analysis suites, a nutrition lab and a physiology lab.

Our sport and exercise science labs have been accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and are truly state of the art, providing the perfect platform to develop your knowledge and research skills.

You'll also benefit from multi-functional learning spaces where you can gain hands-on experience to enhance your development as a researcher and practitioner.

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Northumbria is the best-rated university in the North East for sport and exercise science research power. Our key research activity focuses on health promotion and physical activity, including optimal performance, health and wellbeing, maintenance of health, prevention of illness and treatment for long-term conditions.

Our teaching team are actively involved in a diverse range of research projects and they’ll be keen to share their knowledge and expertise to enhance your learning.

As part of your studies you’ll be encouraged to get involved in research projects including supporting postgraduate research students with their PhD studies. You’ll also develop your ability to search for and review literature and learn essential lab-based research techniques.

Your final year dissertation will offer you the chance to run your own research study, enabling you to create your own research philosophy and demonstrate academic rigour, independent project management and creative exploration of a research question.

Research / Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

The Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation adopts an interdisciplinary approach to research.

This course is geared towards developing graduates who have the knowledge and skills to secure a successful career in the fields of sport, exercise or nutrition, including public health and wellbeing, sports development and management, coaching, fitness instruction and more.

A distinctive feature of the course is its alignment with the scientific knowledge requirements and competencies detailed in the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr). The course has been mapped to the SENr knowledge competencies at an introductory level. Therefore, whilst the undergraduate degree would need to be supplemented by an appropriate postgraduate qualification for you to be accepted onto the Graduate Register, SENr approval denotes that this programme appropriately prepares students for further post graduate study in the field of sport and exercise nutrition. Such recognition is becoming increasingly important for securing jobs in the field.

On top of this, the experience and personal development you’ll gain through your substantial in-course work placement will offer you a real edge when it comes to getting that all-important first job, with many students going on to secure jobs with their work placement straight after graduation.

We’ll also encourage you to get involved in activities like networking, enterprise and volunteering to broaden your experience and boost your skills.

According to Unistats 2015, 90% of graduates from this course were in work or further study six months after graduation.

You’ll leave with a fantastic mix of skills, combining in-depth subject knowledge, excellent practical and interpersonal skills plus hands-on work experience, which will open doors to some really exciting career opportunities.

Graduates from this course can go on to work in a range of fields, including sport and exercise nutrition, sport and exercise physiology, the food industry, health promotion, exercise on referral, dietetics, research and more.

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Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points
From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:
Grade B in A level Biology or Chemistry, or recognised equivalent

GCSE Requirements:
Students will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4 or C, or the equivalent.

Additional Requirements:
There are no additional requirements for this course

International Qualifications:
We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match those shown above. If you have taken qualifications outside the UK you can find out how your qualifications compare by visiting our country page www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications <

Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants shoud have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1: £9,250

International Fee in Year 1: £15,500

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

Scholarships and Discounts

Click here for UK, EU and International Scholarships scholarship, fees, and funding information.


Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

UK Fee in Year 1*: £9,250

* The maximum tuition fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by government. Tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, these are subject to government regulations and in line with inflation.



EU Fee in Year 1: £16,000

** You may be eligible for an EU Undergraduate Scholarship


International Fee in Year 1: £16,000

 

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are optional external continual professional development courses that you may choose to participate in, these incur additional costs. For continual professional development modules, if students choose to travel further than Newcastle for placement/volunteering/continual professional development, then they will bear these travel costs; however all activities can be completed in Newcastle, costs can vary between approximately £25-£800 per course.



Scholarships and Discounts

Scholarships and Discounts have not been announced for 2021/22 entry, please use the links below as in indication of what schemes are available for 2020/21 entry.

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How to Apply

Applications via UCAS

Most full-time and sandwich first degrees, extended degrees, DipHE and HND courses require that application is made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) Clearing House.

If you are at school or college, staff there will advise you on how to apply. If you are not at school or college, you can apply using the UCAS secure, web-based online application system ucasapply.

Applicants apply via UCAS apply wherever there is access to the internet, and full instructions and an online help facility is available. Application details can be checked and printed at any time, text for personal statements and references can be copied and pasted into applications from a word processing package, and applications can normally be processed by the relevant Clearing House within one working day once submitted. More details on apply can be found on the UCAS website at www.ucas.com.

  • The UCAS institution code for Northumbria University is NORTH N77

If you wish to defer your entry, you should ensure you indicate this in section 3i of the application form. Full details of application deadlines and the application fee can be found on the UCAS website. Please note, however, we are unable to consider applications for deferred entry to our Teacher Training, Nursing, Midwifery and Operating Department Practice programmes.

Application Deadlines

Equal consideration is given to all applications received at UCAS by 6.00pm on 15 January. Details of all UCAS deadlines can be found on the UCAS website www.ucas.com.

UCAS will accept applications up to 30 June, but we can only consider these if there are still vacancies in relevant subjects. You are advised to check with the University before applying for popular courses which may already be full. Candidates applying for any courses after early September must follow the UCAS Late Registration Procedure, and we will provide the appropriate form.

Decision Making Process

When we receive your application it will be forwarded to the Admissions Tutor who will consider your application in accordance with the University’s Admissions Policy.

Most subject areas do not require applicants to attend an interview as part of the selection procedure. However, if the standard procedure is to interview candidates, this is specified in the degree programme entrance requirements. Some courses, such as Health, Social Work and Teacher Training, require specific checks or requirements to be put in place during the normal selection process. These are detailed on the individual course details pages.

Fairness and Transparency

The University is committed to a system of admissions that ensures fairness, transparency and equal opportunities within the legal framework of the UK and best practice. All reasonable effort will be made to ensure that no prospective or existing student is unreasonably treated less favourably on the grounds of age, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender, marital or parental/carer status, political belief or social or economic class, or any other type of discrimination.

What Happens Next

You will receive one of the following from UCAS or our Admissions Office:

  • Conditional offer which depends on you achieving certain grades from forthcoming examinations, completing relevant checks, or other requirements prior to entry. You may be asked to send us a copy of your certificates/qualifications once these have been received to enable us to confirm your offer. Not all examination results are sent to Universities via UCAS.
  • Unconditional offer if you have already satisfied entry requirements.
  • Reject your application.

Tuition Fee Assessment

Tuition fees are set at different levels for Home/EU and International Students. Before you begin your course the University must establish your tuition fee status. In many cases, the University will be able to make this assessment without requiring any additional information.

Guidance can be found on the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website www.ukcisa.org.uk to help you understand how Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) make an assessment on your fee status.

Selection Process

Interviews

Applicants who may not have the standard entry qualifications are welcome to apply and may be interviewed. Some courses will interview as part of the selection process. This applies particularly to courses in art and design, teaching and health.

Health Screening

Applicants for Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Primary (Early Years) and Social Work will be required to complete a health questionnaire, and you may be required to attend a doctor or nurse assessment at the University Health Centre.

Prior to beginning your programme, all applicants to Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy are advised to start a course of Hepatitis B vaccinations, available from your own GP. In addition, Midwifery applicants must provide evidence before they commence training that they are immune to Hepatitis B or have Hepatitis B non-carried status.

Applicants to these courses who have had contact with MRSA in the previous 6 months may be asked to provide evidence that they are not colonised by submitting negative swabs results prior to commencement of training. Alternatively, you may be screened on commencement of the programme.

All applicants will receive vaccination screening at the University Health Centre on commencement of their programme.

Disclosure of Criminal Background

To help the University reduce the risk of harm or injury to any member of its community caused by the criminal behaviour of other students, it must know about any relevant criminal convictions an applicant has.

Relevant criminal convictions are only those convictions for offences against the person, whether of a violent or sexual nature, and convictions for offences involving unlawfully supplying controlled drugs or substances where the conviction concerns commercial drug dealing or trafficking. Convictions that are spent (as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) are not considered to be relevant and you should not reveal them - unless you are applying for one of the courses outlined within the following paragraph.

If you are applying for courses in teaching, health, social work and courses involving work with children or vulnerable adults, you must complete the section of your UCAS application form entitled ‘Criminal Convictions’. You must disclose anycriminal convictions, including spent sentences and cautions (including verbal cautions) and bindover orders. Further information on how to complete this section is available from the UCAS booklet ‘How to Apply’. For these courses, applicants are required to undergo police clearance for entry and will need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced disclosure form. 

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA). Access to the DBS checking service is only available to registered employers who are entitled by law to ask an individual to reveal their full criminal history, including spent convictions - also known as asking 'an exempted question'. The University is such a 'registered employer' and will send you the appropriate documents to fill in if you are offered a place in the course.

If you are convicted of a relevant criminal offence after you have applied, you must tell UCAS and the University. Do not send details of the offence; simply tell UCAS and the University that you have a relevant criminal conviction. You may then be asked to supply more details.

Anti-fraud Checks

Please note that both UCAS and the University follow anti-fraud procedures to detect and prevent fraudulent applications. If it is found that an applicant supplies a fraudulent application then it will be withdrawn.

Plagiarism

Applicants suspected of providing, or found to have provided, false information will be referred to UCAS if their application was made via UCAS. The same is true for applicants who are suspected of omitting, or found to have omitted, information that they are required to disclose according to UCAS regulations. Applications identified by UCAS’s Similarity Detection software to contain plagiarised material will be considered on an individual basis by Admissions Staff, taking into account the nature, relevance and importance of the plagiarism. The University reserves the right to cancel an application or withdraw any offer made if it is found that an application contains false, plagiarised or misleading information.

Extra

The Extra process enables applicants who have not been offered a place, or have declined all offers received, can use EXTRA to apply for other courses that still have vacancies before Clearing starts. The Extra process normally operates from late February until the end of June and Applicants should use the Course Search facility at UCAS to find which courses have vacancies.

Clearing

If you have not succeeded in gaining a place at your firm or insurance university, UCAS will send you details about Clearing, the procedure which matches course vacancies with students who do not have a university place. Information about degree vacancies at Northumbria is published in the national press; and you can also find information on our dedicated Clearing web pages during this period. We operate a Helpline - 0191 40 60 901 - throughout the Clearing period for enquiries about course vacancies.

Adjustment
If an applicant has both met and exceeded the conditions of their firmly accepted offer, they will have up to five calendar days from the time their place was confirmed (or A level results day, whichever is the later) to research places more appropriate to their performance. Applicants will have to nominate themselves for this system, and their eligibility will be confirmed by the institution they apply to adjust to.

Going to University from Care
Northumbria University is proud of its work in widening participation of young people and adults to university. We have recently been successful in being awarded the Frank Buttle Trust Quality Mark for Care Leavers in Higher Education. This mark was created to recognise institutions who go that extra mile to support students who have been in public care. To find out more, visit our Going to University from Care web page.

Disabled Students

Northumbria welcomes enquiries and applications from disabled students whether disability is due to mobility or sensory impairment, specific learning difficulties, mental health issues or a medical condition. Applications from disabled students are processed in the usual way, but applicants should declare their disability at the application stage so that the University can contact them to assess how to meet any support needs they may have. Disabled applicants may be invited to visit the University so that this can be done in person.

To find out more contact:
Disability Support Team
Tel +44 (0)191 227 3849 or
Minicom +44 (0)191 222 1051

International Students

The University has a thriving overseas community and applications from International students are welcome. Advice on the suitability of overseas qualifications is available from:

International Office
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST
UK
Email: international@northumbria.ac.uk
Tel +44 (0)191 227 4274
Fax +44 (0)191 261 1264

(However, if you have already applied to Northumbria and have a query, please contact internationaladmissions@northumbria.ac.uk or telephone 00 44 191 243 7906)

Provision of Information

The University reserves the right at any stage to request applicants and enrolling students to provide additional information about any aspect of their application or enrolment. In the event of any student providing false or inaccurate information at any stage, and/or failing to provide additional information when requested to do so, the University further reserves the right to refuse to consider an application, to withdraw registration, rescind home fees status where applicable, and/or demand payment of any fees or monies due to the University.

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Contact Details for Applicants:

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All information on this course page is accurate at the time of viewing.

Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of online and face to face teaching due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Students will be required to attend campus as far as restrictions allow. Contact time will increase as restrictions ease, or decrease, potentially to a full online offer, should restrictions increase.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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