The University of East London's BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science and BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (with foundation) degree courses have been endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).
BASES is the regulatory body for sports science in the UK and its undergraduate endorsement scheme recognises sport and exercise science degree courses that provide undergraduates with the knowledge and skills essential to succeed in the profession.
To gain endorsement, courses must demonstrate a high standard in areas such as scientific and technical knowledge, research and interdisciplinary skills and career preparation.
The University of East London's focus on equality, diversity and inclusion was highlighted as a particular strength by the endorsement panel.
The endorsement, which is valid for five years, means that undergraduate sport and exercise science students can be confident that their course delivers the key learning outcomes needed to ensure students develop the skills they need to succeed in their academic and professional careers. In addition, it benefits students who want to apply for individual BASES accreditation after their studies.
Richard Buscombe, senior lecturer in sport and exercise psychology, said, 'It is great to have received this endorsement of our degrees from BASES because it means we can be sure that our graduates are in the best possible position to enter the jobs market upon completion of the course.'