The BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science suite of courses are multidisciplinary with the aim to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to study and analyse the various aspects of sporting performance.
Complete understanding of what contributes to performance means that expertise must be developed in the three core disciplines of Exercise Physiology, Sport Psychology and Biomechanics.
To achieve this, this course has a strong emphasis on the practical application of theoretical knowledge. You’ll gain the independent study habits that will allow you to continue developing your knowledge and skill as a sport and exercise scientist.
You will then follow a route in Sports Coaching.
What you study
- The Research Process in Sport & Exercise Science
- Introduction to Biomechanics
- Principles of Coaching
- Exercise Physiology
- Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
- Volunteering & Employability
Option modules from
- Intermediate Exercise Physiology
- Intermediate Sport Psychology
- Practical Coaching
- Scientific Communication: Dissertation and Statistics
- Intermediate Biomechanics
- Assessment and Conditioning for Performance
- Growth Maturation & Exercise
Option modules from
- Analysis of Sports Performance
- Muscle Fatigue, Pain, and Damage
- Health, Lifestyle, and Exercise Behaviour
- Scientific Analysis of Human Movement
Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.
Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.
Around 40 per cent of our graduates moving on to postgraduate study in subjects such as Exercise Physiology, Sport Psychology, Health Promotion, Dietetics, Physiotherapy, and PE teacher training.
This course will help you develop a number of skills that will prepare you for positions both in sport and exercise science and in the wider jobs market, for example:
- leisure industry
- GP referral schemes
- schools activity coordinators
- sports coaching
- sports development
- sports therapy
- health promotion
- further education lecturing
- strength and conditioning coaching
Minimum year 1
Please note this course will not be open to applicants for Year 1 entry in 2017. Applicants wishing to apply for a Year 1 Sports course should refer to one of the following courses: BSc Sport and Exercise Science, BSc Sports Coaching or BSc Physical Activity & Health.
Minimum year 2
Please note this course will not be open to applicants for Year 2 entry in 2017. Applicants wishing to apply for a Year 2 Sports course should refer to one of the following courses: BSc Sport and Exercise Science, BSc Sports Coaching or BSc Physical Activity & Health.
Minimum year 3
Pass in a related subject** with Grades AA at SCQF Level 8 in the graded units. Students with HND Sports Coaching & Development of Sport must pass the following units: Psychology of Sports Coaching and Psychology of Sports Performance. Students with an HND in Fitness, Health and Exercise must pass the following units: Mechanics for Health and Fitness Professionals and Psychology of Sports Coaching units.
**Sports Coaching with Development of Sport, Fitness, Health and Exercise, Sport & Exercise Science.
English Language Requirements
If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.
This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.
Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students.Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.
If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.
Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
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