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Programme Specification for the 2024/5 academic year

BSc (Hons) Intercalated Exercise and Sport Sciences

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBSc (Hons) Intercalated Exercise and Sport Sciences Programme codeUFS1SHSSHS01
Study mode(s)Full Time
Academic year2024/5
Campus(es)St Luke's (Exeter)
NQF Level of the Final Award6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

The one year BSc (Hons) Intercalated Exercise and Sport Sciences programme is only available to selected students who are undertaking a medical degree at the University of Exeter or another appropriate medical institution, and have completed at least the first two years (240 credits) of their medical school programme (see University Regulations Governing Honours Degrees: Regulation 1.2, Section 5).

The programme provides access to our specialist modules delivered to students in the final year of our three year undergraduate programmes. Many of these modules provide valuable new perspectives to those modules you may already have completed as part of your main programme of study, allowing you to explore complementary topics.

The programme is designed to give you a balanced understanding of both sport and exercise sciences across the range of sub-disciplines.  This is delivered through learning about the psychology, physiology and biomechanics of sport and exercise, with a focus on research. Optional modules reflect the application of this scientific knowledge in a variety of populations from athletes, children to the general public. Alongside the subject specific knowledge, there is also a commitment to enhancing your learning and personal development skills.

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

This programme aims to:

  • Provide you with knowledge and understanding across a range of sub-disciplines within Exercise and Sport Sciences.
  • Enhance teaching and learning through research and applied practice derived from exercise and sport.
  • Provide you with the opportunity to employ theoretical concepts in applied exercise and sport settings.
  • Enable you to acquire a range of transferable skills to allow them to develop as autonomous and reflective individuals.

4. Programme Structure

5. Programme Modules

http://sshs.exeter.ac.uk/students/modules/

You may take optional modules as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module.

You are also permitted to take the five-credit module ESS3910 Professional Development. Registration on this module is subject to a competitive application process. If taken, this module will not count towards progression or award calculation.

Stage 1


Stage 1: 30-45 credits of compulsory modules, 75-90 credits of optional modules (subject to an overall total of 120 credits)

a You must choose one of ESS3302, ESS3304 or ESS3003.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ESS3302 Dissertation [See note a above]45Yes
ESS3304 Dissertation (Physiology) [See note a above]45Yes
ESS3003 Independent Research Review [See note a above]30No

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
SHS S1 iBSc ESS opt 2021-2
ESS2900 Employability and Career Development 15 No
ESS3703 Paediatric Exercise Physiology 15 No
ESS3705 Sport, Physical Activity and Health 15 No
ESS3509 Advanced Strength and Conditioning Physiology 15 No
ESS3706 Integrated Physiology and Adaptation to Physical (in)activity 15 No
ESS3707 Physiological Determinants of Exercise Performance 15 No
ESS3804 Clinical Exercise Prescription 30 No
ESS3805 Biomechanical Analysis of Human Movement 30 No
ESS3808 Sport Psychology 30 No
ESS3508 Nutrition for High Performance 15 No

6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the sub disciplines in Exercise and Sport Sciences
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the variables involved in enhancing physical activity or sports performance
3. Demonstrate specialist knowledge derived from exercise or sport related research, or applied contexts
4. Evidence the skills required to monitor and evaluate exercise or sports performance in a field or laboratory setting

Lectures, tutor-led workshops or seminars; laboratories; formative essays; prepared problem-based lectures; personal and academic tutorials; group tasks; ELE based learning tasks.  

Laboratory report (ILO 1-4)

Independent research project (ILO 1-4)

Field and Laboratory practical examination (ILO 1-4)

Seen and unseen examinations (ILO 1-4)

Oral presentations (ILO 1-4)

Extended coursework essays / reports (ILO 1-4)

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

5. Critically assess and evaluate evidence
6. Apply a range of appropriate skills to produce an independent piece of work informed by research
7. Apply knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar settings

Lectures, tutor-led workshops or seminars; laboratories; formative essays; prepared problem-based lectures; personal and academic tutorials; group tasks; ELE based learning tasks.  

Group project; workshops; essays; lectures; prepared problem-solving and substantive lectures; client interviewing workshops; word processing, ELE based learning tasks.

Laboratory report (ILO 5-7)

Independent research project (ILO 5-7)

Field and laboratory practical examination (ILO 5 + 7)

Seen and unseen examinations (ILO 5)

Oral presentations (ILO 5)

Reflective portfolios (ILO 7)

Extended coursework essays / reports (ILO 5-6)

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

8. Manage time effectively and prioritise tasks by working to strict deadlines
9. Take responsibility for own learning by planning and managing tasks with limited guidance; identifying their own resources and seeking and making use of feedback
10. Successfully complete assigned academic tasks and communicate effectively with others when working in a group
11. Evaluate and assess their own abilities, performance and understanding, to reflect on his or her own learning and to seek advice and feedback
12. Present work in a range of media (written, electronic, oral) taking responsibility to develop the skills necessary to achieve this outcome
13. Complete a self-directed study
14. To use electronic information management tools - word processing, email, WWW, data analysis packages, electronic information retrieval systems and presentation packages

Transferable skills permeate every activity within the programme content and assessment – examinations, presentations, workshops, word processing, lectures, tutor-led workshops or seminars; laboratories; formative essays; prepared problem-based lectures; personal and academic tutorials; group tasks; ELE based learning tasks.  

Laboratory report (ILO 8-11)

Independent research project (ILO 8-11)

Field and laboratory practical examination (ILO 8-11)

Seen and unseen examinations (ILO 8-11)

Oral presentations (ILO 8-11)

Reflective portfolios (ILO 8-11)

Extended coursework essays / reports (ILO 8-11)

7. Programme Regulations

Classification

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

You will be based in Sport and Health Sciences and will be allocated a Personal Tutor from the discipline on arrival. You can also expect reasonable access to all teaching staff for academic tutorials through appointments. In addition there is a Programme Director who will offer support and advice to all students on a programme and a dedicated careers and employability tutor to co-ordinate the interaction between the student, careers service and the discipline.

In addition, you are provided with

  • Induction course before the start of your first year
  • Library induction sessions
  • Student handbook and module guides
  • Access to Discipline Disability Officers

You will have access to the Seminar Speaker Series where leading researchers are invited to give research seminars.

Student/Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) enables students and staff to jointly participate in the management and review of the teaching and learning provision.  The BSc SSLC in Sport and Health Sciences meets termly and is chaired by a student representative.

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

10. Admissions Criteria

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

12. Indicators of Quality and Standards

The programme is not subject to accreditation and/ or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs).

13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

0

18. Final Award

BSc (Hons) Intercalated Exercise and Sport Sciences

19. UCAS Code

N/A

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits ECTS credits

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

[Honours] Hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism

23. Dates

Origin Date

12/01/2015

Date of last revision

05/03/2024