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FdSc Sport, Exercise Science and Health

The course

Type: Degree Courses
Duration: Two years full-time or three years part-time.

This degree will enable you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the sport and health sectors and integration of these.

You will be given flexibility to specialise in either a sport or health context within the assessments you will undertake.

Work-based learning will also enhance your knowledge of the industry and help you develop vocational skills so you feel comfortable in a range of relevant employment settings.

Opportunities to work with local sports clubs, primary schools and health providers will develop your understanding of the subject and the programme also develops a range of research skills for the industry and further study.

What You Study

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Sport and exercise psychology
  • Health screening and exercise prescription
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Nutrition for sport health and wellbeing
  • Coaching children and young performers
  • Research methods for sport, health and exercise
  • Work based learning.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants will have a minimum of 80 UCAS points, which may be from qualifications such as A Levels, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and City and Guilds Advanced Technical Diplomas, amongst others. Please use the UCAS Tariff points calculator to determine the UCAS points value of your qualification.
  • Applicants need GCSE English Language at grade C / 4 or above, or an equivalent qualification.
  • Applicants need an appropriate academic reference.
  • Life and / or experience of non-traditional students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.
  • If your first language is not English, or a Tier 4 student visa to study is required and GCSE grade C / 4 English or equivalent is not held, English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill) will need evidencing.
  • Students with an appropriate HNC can apply for direct entry to Year 2.


Two years full-time or three years part-time. This usually includes three days per week academic study.


Many students decide to enrol on the final year BSc Sport, Exercise Science and Health programme after successful completion of this course.


Roles for graduates include teaching, sports coaching (high-performance / local authority), an exercise leader in the health or care sector, an instructor in the exercise industry, health and well-being advisers, lifestyle coaches, sports therapy fitness health and safety officer, and youth leaders.

How to Apply

Application for the full-time course is through UCAS, using code XC16, and application to the part-time programme is through our online application form.


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