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Course Level
BSc HONS
Course Duration
3 YEARS
UCAS Code
C921
UCAS Points
104

WE LIVE IN AN EXCITING TIME FOR SPORTS AND FITNESS. 

It’s a growing global industry that provides career opportunities the world over, peopled by passionate, dedicated experts who want to help us change our relationships with our bodies and our health.

When you study for Sports and Exercise Science BSc (Hons) at UA92, you’ll deepen your understanding of the key issues in sport. You’ll develop your own fitness, and learn about the science that underpins our physical ability. What’s more, our Target Talent Curriculum will give you the personal attributes and hands-on skills you’ll need to break into one of the most dynamic and fast-growing industries in the world.

What will you learn? ×

A unique combination of theory and practice will empower you to:

  • Understand athletic performance across a range of sports.
  • Learn how to monitor athletes so you can support them to improve their performance.
  • Discover how to support others to develop their health and wellbeing through sports and exercise.
  • Develop practical skills using the cutting edge technology in our Human Performance Lab.
  • Gain professional qualifications alongside your degree. Learn how you can support people coping with sports-based injuries.
  • Broaden your critical thinking and build your presentation skills, as you analyse the issues in sports today.
  • Make the most of placement opportunities to gain work experience.
How will you learn? ×
  • Practical workshops.
  • Seminars.
  • Lectures.
  • Tutorials.
  • Studying in our Human Performance Lab.
  • Online learning.
  • Independent study.
  • Work placements to make connections and prove your skills in practice.
Develop more than skills and knowledge ×

Your UA92 degree goes far beyond the traditional academic experience.

Our ambition is to take you on a personal development journey. It’s about discovering just how much you’re capable of, and graduating a better version of you. From leadership to resilience and effective team working, it’s all covered by our Target Talent Curriculum.

Skills you will master ×

Our Human Performance Lab will be equipped with cutting-edge technology where you can develop your understanding of the human body.

This space will include: 

  • Running treadmills.
  • Static cycles.
  • Breath analysis equipment.
  • Blood analysis equipment.
  • Equipment for gait and biomechanics analysis.
  • Timing gates.

This means you’ll be able to:

  • Analyse the use of oxygen by athletes.
  • Determine lactate threshold and VO2 max.
  • Examine gait analysis data, which can be used to help alter walking or running style to prevent injury.

APPLY NOW

Follow the link to the UCAS website for all the information you need to apply.

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COURSE OVERVIEW
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
COURSE STRUCTURE
CAREERS
FEES AND FUNDING
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THE FULL STORY

Sports and Exercise Science BSc (Hons) is for people passionate about the science of human performance and its adaptations to sport and exercise. It provides powerful insight, and has empowered ever-more impressive performances on the pitch, track and field.

This exciting blend of theory and practice will help you to deepen your understanding of the science behind human performance. We’ll teach you the science, then encourage you to apply your newly-developed knowledge to gain sector-specific skills and competencies. We will help you to achieve a professional qualification that will allow you to stand out when it comes to finding employment in the health and fitness sector.

From lectures on anatomy where you’ll discover how our muscles work, to seminars on biomechanics and the chance to study the psychology behind sport, we want you to get a solid grounding in scientific theory.


As part of your final year, we’ll support you to pursue your passions in your own research project, such as:

  • The impacts of sports drinks on athletic performance.
  • The effects of ageing on endurance running.
  • The extent of doping in amateur athletics.

You’ll prove your skills in action on work placements, connecting your new scientific understanding with the practicalities of working in the sports and fitness sector.

By combining practical, workplace skills with scientific knowledge, you’ll gain the interview-smashing experience you need to pursue a career in the competitive world of sports and fitness.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

At UA92, we’re committed to widening access to higher education for all.

Applications are open to students who may not have considered university study before and to those who thought it was beyond their grades. Because of this, we aim to be as flexible as possible with our entry criteria and recognise qualifications from around the world. 

Our typical entry offer is 104 UCAS points from a recognised level 3 qualification. We operate a flexible admissions policy, reviewing your application as a whole giving consideration to your personal statement and achievements so far. If you do not see your qualification below please contact our admissions team at hello@UA92.ac.uk.


BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. 
BTEC Diploma: D*D. 
Pass Access Course: With 104 UCAS points.
A levels: BCC.
International Baccalaureate: 28 points with 14 from Higher Level Subjects.
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5.
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths and English or equivalent.

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Course structure

UA92 offers a truly exciting opportunity to develop and hone your skills. 

We will provide full details of our course structures later this year. In the meantime, if you want to stay up to date with our latest news and updates why not sign up?

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CAREERS

WHERE MIGHT IT TAKE YOU?

  • Exercise Physiologist. 
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach.
  • Personal Trainer.
  • Health Promotion Specialist.
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Fees and funding

University is a big investment and it’s important to consider how you’ll manage your finances.

We’ve answered some of the questions you might have, to prepare you with all the information before taking the next step.


What do I need to pay for? 
If you decide to study away from home, your three biggest outgoings will be tuition fees, accommodation and living costs. 


How much are tuition fees? 

The cost for UK undergraduate students at UA92 for September 2019 entry is £9,000 per academic year. 

Most students choose to take out a student loan to cover this, paid directly to the institution.


How do I apply for a student loan? 
You can apply online from Student Finance England, www.gov.uk/student-finance. Applying is not dependent on an offer, so you can get a headstart on the process. 


When do I pay this back? 
Not straight away. You won’t actually start paying the loan back until you’re working and earning over £21,000 - how much you pay depends on your salary. 


Is there a loan for accommodation and living costs? 
Yes – eligible UK students can apply for a Maintenance Loan, again through Student Finance England, up to £8,430 a year to help with the costs of living. Repayment of this works in the same way as your tuition fees – they actually combine together into one sum. 


I’m an international student, how much are my fees? 
Fees for international students will be available soon on our website. You will be expected to pay a minimum of 50 percent, upfront before your course begins. 


Can I get advice or support during my time at UA92? 
Absolutely, we will have a Support Team on campus to help you with budgeting and financial advice to ensure you manage your money whilst studying with us. In addition, and as part of our Target Talent Curriculum, you’ll learn about financial planning to manage your finances in study and throughout your working life. 


Is there any other financial help available? 
There are other government grants - which you don’t have to pay back - to cover living costs for students with dependents, though these depend on your household income. There is also extra support available for students with a disability. All information can be found at www.gov.uk/student-finance

YEAR 1
YEAR 2
YEAR 3
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YEAR 1 - EXAMPLE MODULES

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology.
  • Introduction to Technology.
  • Management.
  • Biomechanics.
  • Psychology.
  • Coaching and Movement Analysis.
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YEAR 2 - EXAMPLE MODULES

  • Anatomy and Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise.
  • Physiology of Human Activity.
  • Psychology of Sports and Exercise.
  • Strength and Conditioning.
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YEAR 3 - EXAMPLE MODULES

  • Contemporary Issues in Sports and Exercise.
  • Human Movement and Performance.
  • Science and Practice of Coaching.
  • Physiological Responses to Extreme Challenge.
  • Final Year Project.