Bangor University

Sport Science (Outdoor Recreation) Foundation Degree

Bangor University
In Bangor

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Typology Foundation degree
Location Bangor (Wales)
Duration 2 Years
Start September
  • Foundation degree
  • Bangor (Wales)
  • Duration:
    2 Years
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Based at Coleg Menai in Bangor, our Sport Science (Outdoor Recreation) Foundation degree (FdSc) is suitable for those seeking a sound educational background in the areas of sports science and outdoor education. The course gives you the opportunity to gain an academic qualification whilst also working towards nationally recognised competency and coaching qualifications in outdoor sports such as kayaking and sailing, which will broaden your knowledge and increase your chances of employment. The outdoor recreation modules are delivered by experienced and well qualified staff at the Plas Menai National Watersports Centre, which is just four miles from Bangor.

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Where and when



Bangor (Gwynedd)
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LL57 2DG


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· What are the objectives of this course?

The course aims to enable understudies to: Understand and be able to analyse data using descriptive statistics (e.g., mean and standard deviation) Understand and be able to conduct statistical analyses for dealing with parametric and non parametric data (e.g., t tests, chi squares, simple regression, ANOVA) Be able to explain the relevance of the assumptions that underpin the above statistical procedures Be able to use SPSS for windows to conduct the above analyses and explain the statistical outputs produced by SPSS. Be able to address, formulate, and answer basic research questions including relevant hypotheses

· Who is it intended for?

You can use your FdSc as preparation for a career in outdoor activities/fitness/leisure management, sports administration, coaching and instruction, sports development, research, sports therapy/physiotherapy, teaching, exploration and expedition, and outdoor development training, education, recreation, sports development and therapy.

· Requirements

160 points on UCAS Tariff, from A/AS levels, Scottish Highers, Irish Leaving Certificate or BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject. All subjects except A Level General Studies considered. Physical Education A level or Sports Extended Diploma would be advantageous. Pass at grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics. Physical Education and Science GCSEs would be advantageous.

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What you'll learn on the course

Sports Nutrition
Skills and Training
Professional development
Functional Anatomy
Exercise Physiology
Sports Coaching
Sports psychology
Analysing Sports Performance
Sports Events
Sports Fitness
Behavioural Science and Skill Acquisition
Sports Events

Course programme

Year 1 Sports Coaching Functional Anatomy Behavioural Science and Skill Acquisition Research Skills Sports Fitness Sports Events Outdoor Activities – Foundation Skills Outdoor Activities – Coaching Skills 1 Year 2 Exercise Physiology Analysing Sports Performance Sports Nutrition Research Project Sports Psychology Professional Development Outdoor Activities – Skill Development and Leadership Outdoor Activities – Coaching Skills 2

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