BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Sports Injuries)

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Explore the science used to help the body perform to its full potential and apply science to sport practically, with a focus on sports injuries.

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  • Duration:

    4 years

  • Award:

    BSc (Hons)

  • Location:

    Sighthill campus

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Course introduction

This suite of courses ensures that you’ll have a firm grounding in the three core sciences that make up Sport and Exercise Science – Exercise Physiology, Sport Psychology, and Biomechanics.

In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to decide whether to specialise or to retain a broad overview of the subject.

This allows you to take a holistic view of the different aspects that contribute to performance in sport and exercise and, with the very wide range of practical skills that you will have developed, be able to apply your knowledge to the benefit of the performer.

Please note we are welcoming applications directly to Year 3 only. There is no entry to Year 1 or Year 2 of this course.

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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 Injuries.

What you study

Year 2

  • The Research Process in Sport & Exercise Science
  • Introduction to Biomechanics
  • Sports Injury Management
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Volunteering & Employability

Year 3

  • Intermediate Exercise Physiology
  • Intermediate Sport Psychology
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Scientific Communication: Dissertation and Statistics
  • Intermediate Biomechanics
Option modules from
  • Assessment and Conditioning for Performance
  • Growth Maturation & Exercise  

Year 4

  • Scientific Analysis of Human Movement
  • Muscle Fatigue, Pain, and Damage
  • Project
Option modules from
  • Analysis of Sports Performance
  • Health, Lifestyle, and Exercise Behaviour

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 move on to postgraduate study in subjects such as Exercise Physiology, Sport Psychology, Health Promotion, Sports Nutrition, Physiotherapy, Sports Performance and Enhancement 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
  • personal training

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.

International students

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

Admissions policies

We're committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.

Tuition fees
Students from 2017/18 2018/19
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland £9,000 tba
Overseas £13,900 tba

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