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Sport and Exercise Performance Analysis - BSc (Hons)

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Why study this course?

Sport psychology, the study of how the mind impacts on both sporting performance and sports participation, forms an integral part of the course, with different aspects of the topic being studied in all three years. Psychology can be the difference between winning and losing, enjoying or not enjoying sport at community level, and taking up sport or not taking up sport at participation level. You'll explore the contests that continue to shape modern sport in the sociology modules of this degree, as sociology is hugely relevant to the practice of coaching and teaching.

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More about this course

Biomechanics is an area of science concerned with the mechanics of human movement. In sport, this is extended to cover the interaction of the athlete and the equipment they use, whether it's a bicycle, discus or pair of running spikes. You'll learn about the short-term and long-term changes the body experiences as a result of physical activity, environmental stress and exercise.

You'll have access to our sports hall and extensively equipped sports science labs, external sports technology companies and industry experts to give you insider knowledge of sporting professions.

You'll also have access to performance analysis software, Markerless Biomechanical analysis software, Kitman Labs's markerless motion capture software, Capture, and sports/catapult devices. The exercise physiology equipment available includes breath gas analysers, Woodway treadmills and blood analysers, as well as a climate chamber, Biosen lactate analyser, Bodpod and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry scanner (DEXA).

Biomechanics equipment includes a Kistler force platform, electromyography (EMG) equipment, Watt bikes and facilities for 2D motion analysis. Sport is embedded in socio-cultural issues that can define and therefore legitimate a particular sport, both in its delivery and practice.

This course offers progressive development of data analytics using global positioning system hardware and software. You will also be taught anatomy, biomechanics and physiology to provide you with the foundation of sport and exercise understanding upon which to interpret the performance analysis.


Assessments will be through written and practical exams, practical reports, presentations, class tests and a final research dissertation.

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UCAS code CB60
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Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum of grade C in three A levels or grades BC in at least two A levels in Biology, Physical Education, Human Biology, Biology, Sports Science or Sports Studies subjects (or a minimum of 96 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma)
  • GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)

If you don't have traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing our Sport and Exercise Science (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree.

Entry from appropriate foundation and access courses will also be considered.

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Accelerated study

If you have relevant qualifications or credit from a similar course it may be possible to enter this course at an advanced stage rather than beginning in the first year. See our information for students applying for advanced entry.

Modular structure

Example Year 1 modules include:

  • Human Anatomy and Biomechanics
  • Sports Research Skills
  • Foundations of Sport Psychology and Coaching
  • Human Physiology and Training Principles

Example Year 2 modules include:

  • Psychological Factors in Sport: Individuals and Teams
  • Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • Sports Science Research Methods
  • Sport and Exercise Performance Analysis
  • Contemporary Issues in Sport
  • Principles of Effecctive Coaching and Teaching

Example Year 3 modules include:

  • Sports Science and Therapy Dissertation
  • Sport Psychology and the Elite Athlete
  • Advanced Sport and Exercise Performance Analysis
  • Sport and Exercise Science Work Placement
  • Advanced Biomechanics
  • Advanced Coaching Theory, Practice and Application
  • Business Developments in Health Sciences
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology

After the course

On graduation you'll be equipped to find employment in a variety of settings, including professional sports teams and media companies, as well as commercial sports technology companies such as Catapult GPS or Stats Sport.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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How to apply

Apply to us for September 2019

Applying for a full-time undergraduate degree starting this September is quick and easy – simply call our Clearing hotline on or complete our online Clearing application form.

If you’re a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.

UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.

Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

All applicants applying to begin a course starting in January must apply direct to the University.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

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