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DC202
Sport Science and Health

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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4 Years
Duration of course
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490

2014 Points

490

Change from 2013: 

5

Points History:

2013 - 485
2012 - 475
2011 - 455
2010 - 445
2009 - 440
2008 - 445
2007 - 460
2006 - 460
2005 - 470
2004 - 470
2003 - 465
2002 - 435
2001 - 435
2000 - 450

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Sport and exercise scientists study, research, and advise on the scientific factors influencing sport and exercise. From this detailed knowledge they can give specialist advice on improving individual or team performance.

In Year 1 you study basics in chemistry, physics, anatomy, physiology, psychology and sociology. In addition, there are a range of practical classes in sport and physical activity.

In second year you will learn you go on to take such as exercise physiology and biomechanics. The topics included in this year illustrate the wide range of material covered in this exciting course, these range from Nutrition and Genetics to Psychology and Sociology.


 
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Careers involved with a therapeutic, technical, physiological or psychological nature, covering areas like exercise rehabilitation, psychological preparation for competition, movement analysis, dietary considerations and strength training.



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