**Interested in the science behind sport and exercise? Then this action-packed and challenging degree is for you.** **WHY STUDY SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE AT DERBY?** - Our course is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) so you can be confident that the the training, curriculum and resources available to our students is in line with professional standards. - Hone your skills by using our specialist facilities, including our Sport Centre and state-of-the-art equipment such as our Human Performance Unit, VICON 3D motion capture system and breath by breath analysis system. - Build vital employability skills through work placements; our students have enjoyed placements with organisations such as Derby County FC, Leicester City FC, hospitals and leisure centres. We also have an excellent Internship Programme - you could apply for an internship supporting athletes at local sports clubs – an experience which will help you build your professional networks and help you to stand out in a competitive job market. - As part of the course, you’ll have the chance to gain additional sport and exercise science professional qualifications which are recognised and highly valued by employers. These include National Governing Body coaching awards and the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) Higher Professional Diploma. All will develop your confidence and leadership skills. - Our sport and exercise science staff include accredited professionals and active researchers who will provide you with high quality teaching and support. They are actively involved in research, high-performance sport and applied sport science consultancy. **HOW YOU'RE ASSESSED** - You’ll learn through lectures, practicals, and seminars and will be assessed through written coursework, verbal presentations, and examination-style assessments to create a well-balanced assessment portfolio. **WHAT YOU'LL COVER** - We will give you an in-depth understanding of the science behind sport and exercise, including the roles of biomechanics, physiology and psychology in sport performance. In your second and third year you’ll choose from specialised areas in subjects such as nutrition, performance analysis and strength and conditioning. You’ll also have the chance to undertake your own independent research into a theme of your choice, culminating in a major conference where you will showcase your findings. **YOUR CAREER** - Our recent sport and exercise science graduates now enjoy roles as cardiac physiologist assistants, sports coaches, health advisors, physiotherapy assistants and performance analysts. Some have secured employment on the basis of their success on work placements and internships - 100% of our BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science graduates were in work or further study within six months of completing this course (HESA, 2016). **STUDY OPTIONS** - This course is also available with a Foundation Year option.