How does our body respond to acute exercise and adapt to training? What influences our participation in physical activity and the ability to benefit from it? How can physical activity affect our health and well being? Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence brings together the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport and the Faculty of Natural Sciences to jointly deliver this degree course. Studying biological sciences teaches you the disciplines underpinning Sport and Exercise Science, develops your knowledge of scientific methods and explains the role of exercise and training in improving health and athletic performance. Sport and Exercise modules include: Physiology of Sport and Exercise This module aims to develop an understanding of the regulation and integration of multiple physiological systems during exercise. The module focuses on cardiovascular and respiratory systems, neuromuscular function and skeletal muscle metabolism. Evolution and Genetics This module focuses on both classical and molecular genetics, explaining transmission genetics and phenotypic variation as well as the molecular mechanisms that allow genes to be expressed in a controlled fashion. We discuss how control of gene expression allows the development of complex multicellular structures. Animal Physiology A number of major physiological systems in animals and humans are considered and how those systems respond to stimuli. You will explore the adaptation of organisms to particular environments and provide an integrated understanding of physiological mechanisms. Sports Medicine Health and Wellbeing This module provides an understanding of the role of exercise and nutrition in developing a healthy lifestyle. It considers the medical aspects related to diet and exercise in maintaining health through sport and exercise. Applied Exercise Physiology This module provides both an understanding and practical experience of laboratory-based exercise physiology assessments for teaching and research. The Animal Cell An in-depth account of the structure and function of animal cells, focusing on the roles of organelles in specific aspects of cellular function. Discuss how hormones influence cellular activity through receptor binding and the activation of signal transduction pathways. The module will also allow the development of practical skills in modern molecular biological techniques. Professional Qualifications We offer high quality health and fitness and leisure industry qualifications, delivered at the Sports Centre by highly qualified practitioners. Our health and fitness qualifications are offered in partnership with CYQ - one of the UK’s leading awarding organisations for physical activity, fitness and wellbeing. Our leisure industry qualifications are offered in partnership with STA, the Safety Training Awards agency.