22nd April 2009, 9:49am
University of Lincoln has BASES covered
University Sports Centre The University of Lincoln has won a seal of approval from the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

The University’s BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science course has achieved accreditation from the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

The BASES Undergraduate Endorsement Scheme (BUES) ensures the content, facilities and teaching on sports science education and training programmes around the country meet specific criteria.

It means students on the University of Lincoln’s BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science can be confident the programme will equip them with the skills and knowledge which industry experts know are vital to the profession. The accreditation also reduces the additional training needed for graduates wanting to achieve full accreditation as a sport and exercise scientist from three years to two.

Sport and exercise scientists use scientific principles from disciplines like biomechanics, physiology and psychology to improve athletes' performance. Graduates in the subject can pursue a wide range of careers, from sports coaching to roles in the health service.

Daniel Bishop, Programme Leader BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science in the University’s Department of Sport, Coaching and Exercise Science, said:  “The endorsement is designed to recognise degrees that provide students with the necessary opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills that the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences considers essential for progressing into the profession. Students who apply to the course do so in the knowledge that it will be practically orientated, allowing them to apply the knowledge and skills they develop, which will be recognised by prospective employers. The endorsement will also act as partial accreditation for those students wanting to achieve full accreditation as a sport and exercise scientist following completion of their degree.”
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