Sport with a Foundation Year is available to students performing at a very high standard in a chosen sport, who wish to study at Loughborough, but do not have the required qualifications due to sporting commitments. It is ideal for students who wish to combine their sports training with academic study. Sport with a Foundation Year enables entry into our sport science and sport management-related degree courses for students that are classed as elite athletes by our performance sport centre and have not got the qualifications required for direct entry. It is a one year programme which will enable you to progress onto the first year of your chosen degree course, provided the relevant progression criteria are met. Successful completion allows you to progress onto any of the following: Sport and Exercise Science, Sport Management. During the year you will undertake core modules in Sport Science and options from subjects including Biology, Mathematics and Chemistry. Completing a foundation year can be a real attribute to your overall degree success. It not only opens doors to courses that may have previously looked closed, but also provides a sound base on which to establish a successful academic career. Many who have completed the foundation year have also said how beneficial it was to them in supporting their transition into University life. As an elite athlete or elite level coach studying at the UK’s top sporting university, you will benefit from a package of excellent coaching, expert strength and conditioning, sport medicine support and heavily discounted gym membership in addition to access to our extensive sports and training facilities, where possible.