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New courses nurture British sporting talent

Southampton Solent University is launching a new Sports Science degree
programme for those determined to be involved in shaping future British
sporting talent.

The BSc (Hons) degrees in Applied Sport Science – with specialisms in
Coaching, Football and Watersports – combine scientific and vocational
approaches to participation and performance in sport.

The development of athletes has become a science. Whether students want to
be a performer, a coach or a sport scientist, understanding both the
science of sport and the science of coaching has been shown to enhance

The new courses will embrace a hands-on approach to sports science, such
as testing athletes using field and laboratory-based equipment, and
developing individual and sport-specific training programmes. Students
will benefit from access to the University’s wide range of sporting
facilities, including a new sport science laboratory, sports hall,
teaching gym and Watersports Centre.

The University also has superb links with local and national sports
organisations that offer excellent opportunities to use a wide variety of
specialist facilities and work with a diverse range of sporting
Students can gain National Governing Body and industry qualifications as
an integral part of the course and may also qualify for a wide range of
continuing professional development and high performance sports

Sport is competitive in nature and jobs in sport are also competed for.
These degrees will give graduates the knowledge and professional skills to
service the needs of the rapidly expanding multi-million pound sports

Stewart Bruce-Low, Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science (Physiology and
Biomechanics), comments:

‘With the successful 2012 Olympic bid there is a rejuvenated interest in
sport and its application. As such there is a need to produce top quality
sports science students that can make a valuable contribution to this
event as well as to the future development of all levels of sport.’

Tom Thomas, Dean of the University’s Southampton Business School, adds:

‘The sport and leisure area is an important part of our work with demand
expanding over the last few years. This is evidence that we have the right
products and is a testament to our staff who are totally committed to
these developments.’

For further information on the course, please call 023 8031 9888 or visit:


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