About this course
During your Foundation Year, you will undertake modules to enable you to enhance your academic skills and equip you with the tools you’ll need to study with confidence. You’ll carry out a personal project so you can study an area of interest related to your chosen future subject specialisation.
You’ll explore the benefits of a healthy population and key innovations in health and healthcare provision, with a focus on modern health issues including mental health. You’ll be introduced to multi-disciplinary perspectives on sport, exercise and physical performance including physiological, psychological, biomechanical and pedagogical concepts.
Following successful completion of the Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto the first year of our Sport and Exercise Sciences BSc (Hons) degree.
You’ll study the core components of sport and exercise sciences, exploring a range of theories and concepts relating to physiology, biomechanics and psychology. And you’ll develop key laboratory skills in a range of disciplines which will help you to improve the performance of athletes.
From your first year you can choose to further develop your knowledge and specialise in sports nutrition and strength and conditioning.
Whatever path you choose, you’ll put theory into practice by completing professional work placements. We’ll also give you first-hand experience of working with athletes through Trinity Performance, our sport and exercise science enterprise service that offers coach education, consultancy and health assessments to professional athletes and clients.
By the time you graduate, you’ll not only be ready for a successful career in the sports industry, you’ll also have been able to develop highly transferable business and management skills that will prepare you for a wide range of graduate roles.
Why study with us?
- Build your self-confidence, academic skills and core subject knowledge in preparation for progression onto degree-level study.
- Work with athletes during your degree, applying theory to real-world scenarios.
- Access excellent facilities, including a Sports Science Laboratory, Movement Analysis Suite and a Strength and Conditioning Suite.
- Choose your path. At the end of your first year, you can continue with Sport and Exercise Sciences, or transfer to Exercise, Health and Nutrition, Sport and Exercise Sciences (Sports Nutrition) or Strength and Conditioning Science
This course is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) - the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.
This course is endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector, for the Gym Instructor professional standard. Students who successfully complete this course will have met the Gym Instructor professional standard and will be eligible for CIMSPA membership, while also gaining a degree endorsed by an organisation recognised in the professional sector.