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1 Studying Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

2 Faculty of Sport, Health & Social Care Oxstalls Campus

3 Courses available FdSc Sports (Coaching)FdSc Sports (Coaching) FdSc Sports (Fitness)FdSc Sports (Fitness) FdSc Sports (Development)FdSc Sports (Development) Sports DevelopmentSports Development Sports EducationSports Education Sport and Exercise SciencesSport and Exercise Sciences Sports ScienceSports Science Sports CoachingSports Coaching Sports TherapySports Therapy Applied Sport & Exercise StudiesApplied Sport & Exercise Studies

4 Things to consider What subject to study What subject to study Where do I want to study Where do I want to study How good is the University at sport How good is the University at sport Can I travel there easily Can I travel there easily Will I get the entry requirements (UCAS points) Will I get the entry requirements (UCAS points) What job will I get at the end of study What job will I get at the end of study

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6 What to look for in a University Reputation Reputation Quality in research (RAE) Quality in research (RAE) Quality in teaching (QAA) Quality in teaching (QAA) Facilities (the latest facilities and technology) Facilities (the latest facilities and technology) Accessibility (free inter-site bus service) Accessibility (free inter-site bus service) Location (Gloucester & Cheltenham) Location (Gloucester & Cheltenham)

7 Why the University of Gloucestershire Extensive new facilities Extensive new facilities Excellent job prospects (2 nd in the Times recent league table for employability) Excellent job prospects (2 nd in the Times recent league table for employability) Extensive extra-curricular opportunities Extensive extra-curricular opportunities International opportunities – Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Europe International opportunities – Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Europe

8 What are we looking for? Science background is not essential Science background is not essential Additional information on your personal statement Additional information on your personal statement A desire for the subject area A desire for the subject area A willingness to learn A willingness to learn Students ranging from AAA – A-level Students ranging from AAA – A-level

9 Get Motivated!

10 FdSc Sports (Coaching) FdSc Sports (Coaching) If you are motivated by the challenge of working with adults and children, and have a passion for helping others to enjoy and improve their sporting abilities, then Sports Coaching is for you. Career Opportunities There are opportunities to be employed as a Community Sports Coach and to work for local authority Sports Development Units or with National Governing Bodies.

11 FdSc Sports (Fitness) This vocationally-orientated course develops the skills, knowledge and personal attributes needed for careers in the rapidly expanding sports, fitness and leisure industry. Career Opportunities There are opportunities for employment at higher supervisor/lower management levels within sports and leisure centres, health and fitness clubs, in sports development or as personal trainers. For example opportunities exist for roles as Fitness Manager, Studio Manager and Personnel Trainer.

12 FdSc Sports (Development) Sports Development is seeking to develop knowledge and skills of the profession from a community sport and performance sports perspective. Career Opportunities This Foundation Degree will enable students to apply for posts as Local Authority or National Governing Body Sports Development Officers. Progression Opportunities Students successfully completing this Foundation Degree will be able to Top-Up to year three of the BSc (hons) Sports Development.

13 Sports Development Building on our nationally renowned Master Degree Programme (the first in the UK) Students plan and organise sports development activities in the wider community as a part of their programme Sports Development Officer Sports Development Officer School Sport Coordinator School Sport Coordinator Youth Leader Youth Leader Professional Coaches Professional Coaches

14 Sports Education Career in sports coaching PE teaching Potential to coach sport to both novices and elite players Examining different coaching styles and teaching strategies Career in teaching Career in teaching Senior full time coaches Senior full time coaches Other opportunities within Other opportunities within the sport industry

15 Sport and Exercise Sciences Flexibility and variety of the course Access to specialist equipment and facilities throughout your studies (e.g. Cardio-respiratory research) An insight into the disciplines including anatomy, biomechanics, philosophy, physiology, psychology and sociology Research Research Education Education Armed and public services Armed and public services

16 Sports Sciences Chance to learn more about the different elements that combine to produce elite sportsmen and women. Study a wide range of sporting disciplines from biomechanics to the sociology of sport and explore exercise physiology and sport psychology. Sport Psychologist Sport Psychologist BASES accredited sport scientist BASES accredited sport scientist Opportunities in the fitness industry or applied sport science Opportunities in the fitness industry or applied sport science

17 Sports Coaching Sports coaching looks to develop innovative and knowledgeable coaches who are skilled to excel in a range of coaching environments. We aim to produce coaches with a passion for their profession and the ability to develop and teach both novices and elite athletes. We have close links with local sports clubs and partners that will provide you with excellent opportunities to be involved in high quality sport and sports coaching.

18 Sports Therapy Students are encouraged to undertake periods of clinical practice, on and off campus. Students who have demonstrated their clinical competence will qualify for full membership of The Society of Sports Therapists and be able to obtain professional indemnity insurance. The programme is taught by specialists in their respective disciplines, which reflects the varied clinical expertise available within the department.

19 Applied Sport and Exercise Studies The BSc Applied Sport and Exercise studies is an ideal top up for anyone who has completed any Foundation Degree or HND in the broad area of Sport and/or Exercise. The unique structure of the course allows students to further develop their own specialist area.

20 Single or Joint Popular Combinations: Leisure ManagementAdventure Management Leisure ManagementAdventure Management English StudiesGeography English StudiesGeography Human GeographyMarketing Management Human GeographyMarketing Management Physical GeographyPsychology Physical GeographyPsychology Event management PE teaching Event management PE teaching

21 Typical profile in Exercise and Health Sciences YEAR 1 YEAR 1 AnatomyPhysiology AnatomyPhysiology SociologyBiomechanics SociologyBiomechanics PsychologyLearning and Personal development PsychologyLearning and Personal development Data HandlingPhilosophy Data HandlingPhilosophy Transferable skills Transferable skills Context of Exercise and Health Context of Exercise and Health

22 YEAR 2 YEAR 2 Health and lifestyle evaluation Health and lifestyle evaluation Nutrition for Exercise and Health Nutrition for Exercise and Health Physiology of Exercise and Health Physiology of Exercise and Health Role of Exercise in Healthcare Role of Exercise in Healthcare Research Methods Research Methods Measurement concepts Measurement concepts Injuries in Sport and Exercise Injuries in Sport and Exercise Role of the Fitness Industry Role of the Fitness Industry

23 YEAR 3 YEAR 3 Exercise and mental Health Exercise and mental Health Exercise Prescription Exercise Prescription Medical Conditions Medical Conditions Special Populations Special Populations Exercise Biochemistry Exercise Biochemistry The context of exercise and health The context of exercise and health Dissertation Dissertation

24 Teaching Styles Includes Lead lectures Lead lectures Interactive group discussion Interactive group discussion Seminars and Tutorials Seminars and Tutorials 'Practical workshops' 'Practical workshops' On-line and web-based learning experiences – independent learning On-line and web-based learning experiences – independent learning Field trips/vocational placements visits Field trips/vocational placements visits

25 Exit Routes Certificate in Higher Education Certificate in Higher Education Diploma in Higher Education Diploma in Higher Education B.Sc.Ordinary Degree B.Sc.Ordinary Degree B.Sc. (Hons) Degree B.Sc. (Hons) Degree

26 Laboratories A wide range of modern, specialist equipment available for students to use e.g: Environmental Chamber that allows to monitor athletic performance in extremes of temperature, altitude and humidity

27 Biomechanics Laboratory

28 Exercise Physiology

29 Sports Hall

30 We hope to see you again in the future!


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