This programme involves the scientific study of sport. It is comprised of technology-based study, in our well-equipped sports science labs. If you have the ability but not the qualifications, an extended degree is the first step to graduation. This four-year programme is identical to the three-year degree, but includes a foundation year, and has a lower entry tariff. The foundation year is designed to give you: A thorough introduction to sports science A thorough introduction to biology and biochemistry Fundamentals of nutrition and health Fundamentals of drugs and diseases An understanding of how to measure change Essential skills for science Improved mathematics Laboratory practice. You will have the opportunity to apply a range of topics to the study of a sport or health-related exercise of your choice, using some of the most sophisticated equipment, including 3D cinematography and respiratory gas analysis. We have a team of expert tutors and are one of the few sports science degree providers in the UK where you will have the opportunity to gain work experience for between 4 and 6 weeks in the sport and exercise science industry, including Charlton Athletic Football Club and Medway Hospital. This programme will give you the chance to develop, to a high level, your knowledge of the science of sport, including physiology, biomechanics, nutrition and psychology, as well as sports performance analysis. It will provide you with a comprehensive practical experience in well-equipped labs. You will have an opportunity to develop your own research skills, using the most technologically-advanced and sophisticated sports science equipment to make measurements in sport. This programme will also offer you an opportunity to get work experience in sport science, applying your knowledge to support the sports performer, thus giving you a head start in the world of work.