Study a course endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). The course 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. You’ll also choose from specialised areas such as nutrition, performance analysis, and strength and conditioning. 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 - they conduct important research into wide-ranging themes including performance profiling, injury rehabilitation, human balance control and neuromuscular fatigue – to name but a few subjects. 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. 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). Find out more: https://www.derby.ac.uk/sport-and-exercise-science-courses/sport-and-exercise-science-bsc-hons/.