School of Medical Sciences - University of Aberdeen

      Sports Studies (Exercise and Health)

      School of Medical Sciences - University of Aberdeen
      In Aberdeen

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      Typology Bachelor's degree
      Location Aberdeen (Scotland)
      Duration 4 Years
      • Bachelor's degree
      • Aberdeen (Scotland)
      • Duration:
        4 Years

      Obtain a unique insight into the key inter-relationships between sport, health and leisure. Develop a practical knowledge of research skills and methods related to the basic science underpinning the use of exercise in health and fitness. Gain core skills important for employment in the sport, health and leisure industries.

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      Ashgrove Road West, Institute Of Medical Sciences Building, Foresterhill, AB25 2ZD, Aberdeen City, Scotland
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      Ashgrove Road West, Institute Of Medical Sciences Building, Foresterhill, AB25 2ZD, Aberdeen City, Scotland
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      · Requirements

      First year entry Scottish Highers BBBB or Advanced Highers CCC or A levels CCC, including good performance in at least two Mathematics/Science/Technology subjects. Advanced Entry Advanced Highers BBB or A-Levels BBB including Biology and Psychology.

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      Course programme

      Programme Structure & Content

      First Year
      Studies of basic disciplines occupy the first year of study. An introduction to both Psychology and Biology is given coupled with an introductory Sports Science course and followed by a more practical Exercise Physiology course.

      Second Year
      Further expansion of Sport Science and development of Exercise & Health studies are provided at this level. These are combined with more advanced studies in Psychology, Physiology and courses delivering key skills applicable to Sports Studies.

      Third Year
      Sports Science and Exercise Physiology forms an important component of third year together with more specific studies on anatomy, together with health-related issues including nutrition and consideration of socio-economic aspects of health and illness.

      Fourth Year (Honours)
      The Honours year comprises focused studies on Sports Psychology, Sports Studies research topics and a specialised practical course covering aspects of physical conditioning. A comprehensive course promoting the physiological and psychological aspects of Exercise and Health completes the syllabus.

      Teaching & Assessment

      In the early years, teaching involves attendance at lectures, practicals and tutorials. In the later years a rather greater proportion of students' time is taken up with private study involving writing essays and reports and also in laboratory or library work relating to specific projects.

      Additional information

      Career opportunities: Graduates in Sport Studies (Exercise and Health) will be strongly placed for employment in a wide range of sport and leisure industries and institutions, such as professional sports clubs, leisure centres and tourism, especially related to the forthcoming Olympics. Graduates may also begin careers in public health, occupational health and therapy, teaching, mass media and marketing.

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