Skip to main content

Description

Programme Specification for the 2021/2 academic year

BSc (Hons) Exercise and Sport Sciences with Professional Placement

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBSc (Hons) Exercise and Sport Sciences with Professional Placement Programme codeUFS4SHSSHS02
Study mode(s) 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 Professional Placement degree will enable you to combine our outstanding undergraduate offering in the subject area with a year spent undertaking a relevant work placement.

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

The professional placement year offers you the opportunity to undertake a relevant work placement (through a competitive entry process) within an organisation appropriate to your degree. Your placement will take place in Stage 3, and you will be encouraged to consider a wide range of organisations, including those in the sport, and health and wellbeing sectors. Completing a professional placement year provides you with an opportunity to expand your educational and workplace experiences, to increase your employability, give you direction for your future career, and enable you to develop your social and professional network.

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.
  • Offer you an opportunity to develop and apply knowledge, theory and skills within a professional placement setting.¬†

4. Programme Structure

5. Programme Modules

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

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 the second and final stages 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 stages. 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


120 credits of compulsory modules

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ESS3108 Professional Placement 120No

Stage 4


15-45 credits of compulsory modules, 75-105 credits of optional modules

a You must choose one of ESS3302, ESS3303, ESS3304 or ESS3305.

Compulsory Modules

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)

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:

1. Critically assess and evaluate evidence
2. Apply a range of appropriate skills to produce an independent piece of work informed by research
3. 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)

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:

1. Manage time effectively and prioritise tasks by working to strict deadlines.
2. Take responsibility for own learning by planning and managing tasks with limited guidance; identifying their own resources and seeking and making use of feedback.
3. Successfully complete assigned academic tasks and communicate effectively with others when working in a group
4. Evaluate and assess their own abilities, performance and understanding, to reflect on his or her own learning and to seek advice and feedback
5. Present work in a range of media (written, electronic, oral) taking responsibility to develop the skills necessary to achieve this outcome
6. Complete a self-directed study
7. 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

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. If you do not achieve an average mark of 60% in Stage 1, you will be interviewed to determine whether you can continue on the Professional Placement programme. If unsuccessful at interview you will be transferred to the 3-year BSc Exercise and Sport Sciences programme.

ESS3108 Professional Placement counts as a single 120-credit module and is not condonable; you must pass this module to graduate with the degree title of BSc Exercise and Sport Sciences with Professional Placement. If you fail the professional placement your degree title will be commuted to BSc Exercise and Sport Sciences.

Classification

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

You will be based in Sport and Health Sciences, you will be allocated a Personal Tutor on arrival and can 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

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

Student/Staff Liaison Committee enables students and staff to jointly participate in the management and review of the teaching and learning provision.  The BSc S/SLC 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

Not applicable to this programme.

18. Final Award

BSc (Hons) Exercise and Sport Sciences with Professional Placement

19. UCAS Code

Not applicable to this programme.

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits

180

ECTS credits

90

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

23. Dates

Origin Date Date of last revision

30/03/2021