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BSc Sport Kinetics

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This programme does not replace any existing programme. It is being offered to those interested in sports and movement science. It will introduce coaches, athletes, sports scientists and sports enthusiasts to the science behind movement and high athletic performance This programme will provide the foundation for those wishing to become Biomechanists, Sports Nutritionists, Sports Physiologists and experts in athletic training across the lifespan. The programme will also expose persons to other emerging fields associated with sports and movement science. All of this will be done while exposing the student to the History and Ethics of Sports in the Caribbean, and its impact on Caribbean society.


Who is this programme for?

The BSc in Sport Kinetics programme seeks to target persons who are currently working in any of the numerous areas in coaching, non-governmental organizations, educational institutions, private entities and other individuals, including school leavers with an interest in the field. 

Duration and Award of Programme

The programme will be offered part-time.

Delivery Mode

(Blended) Online theory with coaching practicums and lab components


Programme Structure

This part-time online programme of study consists of a total of 90 credits. Level 1 consists of thirty (30) credits, Level 2 consists of thirty (30) credits, and Level 3 consists of thirty (30) credits.

The programme consists of thirty (30) courses, which represent three main areas of study. These areas are, 1. Basic Sciences; 2. Research and 3. General Education. Courses are offered over six semesters, each containing thirteen teaching weeks. SPKN 2107 - Sport and Exercise Biomechanics and SPKN 3102 - Applied Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise both contain laboratory components which will be delivered by face-to-face sessions over a one week period at laboratories located at the Cave Hill Academy of Sport in Barbados. Students will be required to travel to Barbados to complete this one week face to face component.  Practicum experiences exist in Level 3 and these are completed over six weeks. Students will practice exercise testing and training techniques that they have been exposed to in the classroom. Students are also expected to conduct research in an area of sports science during  Level 3 with the final project to be submitted at the end of semester 2.


When will the programme start?

The programme starts in August of the academic year.


Entry Requirements

All persons entering the BSc in Sport Kinetics programme must have a minimum of five passes thus:

1. Mathematics and English Language from either or both of the following examination bodies:

  • General Certificate of Education, Ordinary level (GCE O’Level) Grades A, B or C
  • Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) General Proficiency Level 1 or 2, General Proficiency Level 3 after 1998.

2. Two subjects from either or both of the following examination bodies.

  • General Certificate of Education, Advanced Level (GCE A’ Level) Grades A, B, C, D, or E.
  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Units 1 & 2 of each course. Grades 1- 5

Candidates with qualifications other than the ones specified will be assessed on a case by case basis.  


Academic Preparation

Applicants seeking entry into the programme must, prior to enrolment, be able to use the computer for word processing, to store and retrieve information, as a communication device (e.g., for emailing), and to surf the Web. Applicants must also be able to read and write at a level necessary to complete a UWI Open Campus application form and to participate successfully in the programme.

Course of Study
Level 1 
HIST 1018
The Origins and Growth of Modern Sport (1850-1945)
SPKN 1101
Human Anatomy 1
SPKN 1102
Introduction to Physiology
SPKN 1103
Human Anatomy 2 – The Lower Quadrant
SPKN 1104
Introduction to Sport & Exercise Psychology
SPCH 1000
Sport Coaching: Basic Concepts
Caribbean Civilisation
Introductory Statistics
Science, Medicine and Technology in Society
English for Academic Purposes
Level 2 
SPKN 2110
Responsible Conduct of Research
SPKN 2109
Adaptive Sport Kinetics
SPKN 2105
Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Science
PHIL 2028
Sports Ethics
SPKN 2102
Exercise Physiology 1
SPKN 2106
Sport and Exercise Nutrition
SPKN 2104
Motor Control & Motor Learning
SPKN 2103
Exercise Physiology 2
SPKN 2107
Sport and Exercise Biomechanics
SPKN 2108
Pharmacology and Doping in Sport
Level 3 
SPKN 3121
Research Project
SPKN 3120
Sport Kinetics Practicum 2
SPKN 3105
Athletic Performance in Extreme Environments
SPKN 3110
Sport Kinetics Practicum 1
SPKN 3103
Data Analysis in Sport and Exercise Science
SPKN 3104
Sport Technology and Design
LANG 3101
Communication in the Workplace: Principles and Practice
SPKN 3102
Applied Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise
SPKN 3101
Strength and Conditioning Training
SPKN 3106
Ergonomics in Sport and Physical Activity