301–350 th
World University Rankings 2021
93 rd
Young University Rankings 2015
51-75 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, United Kingdom

Sport and Exercise for Health with a Year in Industry - University of Kent

This BSc (Hons) degree will appeal to those who wish to combine their passion for sport and exercise with the desire for health-related study. There are a number of option modules on this programme in the second and third year to help develop a range of laboratory, clinical and applied skills that give you an outstanding platform for a career in sport, exercise, or the health professions. The degree is multi-disciplinary, drawing on psychology, anatomy and physiology, nutrition and practical applied skills in exercise testing and prescription. You also have the opportunity to promote your own sport or health event, and confront the issues involved in encouraging the public to become more physically active. There is also an option to complete an extended placement module to accumulate work experience – an important consideration when applying for jobs or post-graduate study. In your final year, you conduct your own research project, choosing from specialist options that may include: exercise rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, evaluation of physical activity / exercise interventions and contemporary issues in nutrition science. Your year in industry takes place between your second and final year of your degree programme, giving you extended and invaluable work experience. This greatly enhances your CV and employability while giving you the opportunity to apply your academic skills in a practical context. It also gives you an idea of your career options after graduation. Most placements are paid opportunities, and there may be the possibility of a job with the same company after you graduate. You also benefit from being taught by staff members who are both excellent teachers and leading researchers in their field. The School provides an enthusiastic and supportive environment for motivated and ambitious students. In addition to our exercise science laboratories and sports therapy clinics on campus, the School has its own dedicated specialist facilities at Medway Park. These facilities include an environmental chamber, one of the first treadmills in any UK university specially designed to reduce impact when exercising, 3D video imaging and analysis, force pedal and gait analysis, and an ultrasound imaging scanner.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    University of Kent at Medway,ChathamUnited Kingdom