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Programme Specification for the 2021/2 academic year

BSc (Hons) Exercise and Sport Sciences with Study Abroad

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBSc (Hons) Exercise and Sport Sciences with Study Abroad Programme codeUFS4SHSSHS01
Study mode(s)Full Time
Academic year2021/2
Campus(es)St Luke's (Exeter)
NQF Level of the Final Award6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

The BSc Exercise and Sport Sciences with Study Abroad degree enables you to combine our outstanding undergraduate offer in the subject area with a year spent studying at one of our partner institutions in, for example, Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand or Hong Kong.

The core programme is designed to provide you with a balanced understanding of both sport and exercise sciences across a range of sub-disciplines. During the degree you will develop your knowledge of physiology, biomechanics and psychology. You'll also develop a comprehensive understanding of the scientific principles underlying sport and exercise performance and participation. Modules are underpinned by the research excellence and applied expertise of our staff, allowing current cutting-edge material to be shared with you. Optional modules reflect the application of scientific knowledge in a variety of populations including athletes, children and the general public.

Studying abroad offers you a fantastic opportunity to expand your educational and cultural experiences. Moreover, research indicates that 64% of employers consider an international experience important for recruitment and report that graduates with an international background are given greater responsibility more frequently. 92% of employers involved in a study conducted in 2014* indicated that they look for skills such as openness to and curiosity about new challenges, problem-solving and decision-making skills, confidence, and tolerance towards other personal values and behaviours. The study revealed that studying abroad had a positive impact on the development of these skills and concluded that the employability and competences of students greatly benefit from mobility.

*European Commission (2014) The Erasmus Impact Study, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2014

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

The programme is intended to:

  • Provide you with knowledge and understanding across a range of sub-disciplines within exercise and sport sciences.
  • Enhance teaching and learning through research and applied practice derived from exercise and sport.
  • Provide you with the opportunity to employ theoretical concepts in applied exercise and sport settings.
  • Enable you to acquire a range of transferable skills to allow them to develop as autonomous and reflective individuals.
  • Provide you with the opportunity to study some aspects of exercise and sport sciences in a university abroad and to give you an insight into the culture of the host country.

4. Programme Structure

5. Programme Modules

www.exeter.ac.uk/sshs/students/modules/ug/

You may take optional modules as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module.

You may take elective modules up to 30 credits outside of the programme in stages 2 and 4 of the programme as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module.

You are also permitted to take the five-credit module ESS3910 Professional Development Experience in the second or final years. Registration on this module is subject to a competitive application process. If taken, this module will not count towards progression or award calculation.

Stage 1


120 credits of compulsory modules

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ESS1006 Human Anatomy and Kinanthropometry 15No
ESS1007 Human Physiology 15No
ESS1204 Foundations of Biomechanics 15No
ESS1502 Sports Training Physiology 15No
ESS1605 Foundations of Exercise and Sport Psychology 15No
ESS1606 Nutrition and Metabolism 15No
ESS1701 Introduction to Statistics 15No
ESS1703 Bioenergetics 15No

Stage 2


75 credits of compulsory modules, 45 credits of optional modules

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ESS2001 Exercise Physiology 15No
ESS2004 Biomechanics and Kinesiology 15No
ESS2303 Research Methods and Analytical Procedures 30No
ESS2808 Sport Psychology 2: Skill Acquisition 15No

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
SHS S2 BSc-MSci ESS opt 2020-1
ESS2017 Measurement of Physical Activity, Exercise and Sport 15 No
ESS2222 Motor Control 15 No
ESS2508 Strength and Conditioning Physiology 15 No
ESS2509 Sports Nutrition and Metabolism 15 No
ESS2704 Learning and Teaching in Physical Education 15 No
ESS2900 Employability and Career Development 15 No

Stage 3


For your year abroad you will agree a suite of modules in your host institution with the College Study Abroad Coordinator. Details of individual modules that may be taken whilst abroad can be found by accessing the partner institution’s factfile at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/international/abroad/where/ and navigating to the “Course Requirements” section of that factfile where a link to the modules on offer in the partner institution is displayed.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ESS3100 One Year Study Abroad 120Yes

Stage 4


15-45 credits of compulsory modules, 75-105 credits of optional modules (subject to an overall total of 120 credits)

Compulsory Modules

a You must choose either ESS3302, ESS3303, ESS3304 or ESS3305.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ESS3302 Dissertation [See note a above]45Yes
ESS3303 Independent Research Review [See note a above]15No
ESS3304 Dissertation (Physiology) [See note a above]45Yes
ESS3305 Independent Research Review (Physiology) [See note a above]15No

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
SHS SF BSc-S3 MSci ESS opt 2020-1
BUS2001 Business Awareness: Theory and Practice 15 No
EDU3013 Learning for Teaching: School Experience 15 No
EDU3014 Learning for Teaching: School Experience 30 No
ESS2900 Employability and Career Development 15 No
ESS3703 Paediatric Exercise Physiology 15 No
ESS3705 Sport, Physical Activity and Health 15 No
ESS3706 Integrated Physiology and Adaptation to Physical (in)activity 15 No
ESS3707 Physiological Determinants of Exercise Performance 15 No
ESS3804 Clinical Exercise Prescription 30 No
ESS3805 Biomechanical Analysis of Human Movement 30 No
ESS3808 Sport Psychology 30 No
ESS3509 Advanced Strength and Conditioning Physiology 15 No

6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the sub disciplines in Exercise and Sport Sciences
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the variables involved in enhancing physical activity or sports performance
3. Demonstrate specialist knowledge derived from exercise or sport related research, or applied contexts
4. Evidence the skills required to monitor and evaluate exercise or sports performance in a field or laboratory setting

Lectures, tutor-led workshops or seminars; laboratories; formative essays; prepared problem-based lectures; personal and academic tutorials; group tasks; ELE based learning tasks.

Laboratory report (ILO 1-4)

Independent research project (ILO 1-4)

Field and Laboratory practical examination (ILO 1-4)

Seen and unseen examinations (ILO 1-4)

Oral presentations (ILO 1-4)

Extended coursework essays / reports (ILO 1-4)

In the year of study abroad, the teaching, learning and assessment methods will be those used by the host

university.

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

5. Critically assess and evaluate evidence
6. Apply a range of appropriate skills to produce an independent piece of work informed by research
7. Apply knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar settings

Lectures, tutor-led workshops or seminars; laboratories; formative essays; prepared problem-based lectures; personal and academic tutorials; group tasks; ELE based learning tasks.

Group project; workshops; essays; lectures; prepared problem-solving and substantive lectures; client interviewing workshops; word processing, ELE based learning tasks.

Laboratory report (ILO 5-7)

Independent research project (ILO 5-7)

Field and laboratory practical examination (ILO 5 + 7)

Seen and unseen examinations (ILO 5)

Oral presentations (ILO 5)

Reflective portfolios (ILO 7)

Extended coursework essays / reports (ILO 5-6)

In the year of study abroad, the teaching, learning and assessment methods will be those used by the host university

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

8. Manage time effectively and prioritise tasks by working to strict deadlines.
9. Take responsibility for own learning by planning and managing tasks with limited guidance; identifying their own resources and seeking and making use of feedback.
10. Successfully complete assigned academic tasks and communicate effectively with others when working in a group
11. Evaluate and assess their own abilities, performance and understanding, to reflect on his or her own learning and to seek advice and feedback
12. Present work in a range of media (written, electronic, oral) taking responsibility to develop the skills necessary to achieve this outcome
13. Complete a self-directed study
14. To use electronic information management tools - word processing, email, WWW, data analysis packages, electronic information retrieval systems and presentation packages

Transferable skills permeate every activity within the programme content and assessment – examinations, presentations, workshops, personal profiling (PDP scheme), word processing, lectures, tutor-led workshops or seminars; laboratories; formative essays; prepared problem-based lectures; personal and academic tutorials; group tasks; ELE based learning tasks.

Laboratory report (ILO 8-13)

Independent research project (ILO 8-13)

Field and laboratory practical examination (ILO 8-13)

Seen and unseen examinations (ILO 8-13)

Oral presentations (ILO 8-13)

Reflective portfolios (ILO 8-13)

Extended coursework essays / reports (ILO 8-13)

In the year of study abroad, the teaching, learning and assessment methods will be those used by the host

university.

7. Programme Regulations

Programme-specific Progression Rules

To progress to Stage 2 you need to achieve an average mark of at least 60% in Stage 1 and term 1 of Stage 2, otherwise you will be required to transfer to the 3-year Exercise and Sport Sciences programme. This is to ensure that only those students who are likely to succeed in their studies abroad are selected for placement. Since the study methods and contexts differ from those in the UK, students need the confidence in their subject specialism in order to benefit from the learning experience abroad.

The Year Abroad counts as a single 120 credit module and as such is not condonable; you must pass this module to continue on the 4-year programme. If you fail the Year Abroad module your degree title will be commuted to BSc Exercise and Sport Sciences. You will be assessed by your host university during your academic year abroad with their grades converted back to Exeter grades to contribute towards your degree classification. The rules governing failure and referral will be determined by the host institution.

 

Classification

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

You will be based in Sport and Health Sciences and will be allocated a Personal Tutor from the discipline on arrival. You can also expect reasonable access to all teaching staff for academic tutorials through appointments. In addition there is a Programme Director who will offer support and advice to all students on a programme and a dedicated careers and employability tutor to co-ordinate the interaction between you, careers service and the discipline.

In addition, you are provided with

  • Induction course before the start of your first year
  • Library induction sessions
  • Student handbook and module guides
  • Access to Discipline Disability Officers

The College complies with the University’s Code of Practice on Study and Work Experience Abroad. The name of the member of staff acting as the programme’s Co-ordinator for study abroad is made known to you before you leave Exeter, and this person is responsible for liaison and oversight of your progress during the year abroad. Contact will be maintained with you during your year abroad by regular email communication. 

You will asked to provide a portfolio reflecting on what you have studied and your experiences on the year abroad and will be invited to attend a debriefing meeting with the Study Abroad Co-ordinator on your return.

You will have access to the Seminar Speaker Series where leading researchers are invited to give research seminars.

Student/Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) enables students and staff to jointly participate in the management and review of the teaching and learning provision.  The BSc SSLC in Sport and Health Sciences meets termly and is chaired by a student representative.

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

10. Admissions Criteria

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

12. Indicators of Quality and Standards

The programme is not subject to accreditation and/ or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs).

13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

College of Life and Environmental Sciences (CLES)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

0

18. Final Award

BSc (Hons) Exercise and Sport Sciences with Study Abroad

19. UCAS Code

C605

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits ECTS credits

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

[Honours] Hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism

23. Dates

Origin Date

18/11/2014

Date of last revision

18/02/2019