The Course

This programme aims to provide students with a sound academic and practical knowledge of the disciplines surrounding sport, health and physical activity.

There is an increasing demand for people with a combination of both academic and practical competence within the sector, therefore the vocational and applied nature of the subject content studied is emphasised throughout the programmes.

University Centre Bishop Burton offers outstanding practical facilities, an emphasis is placed on students applying knowledge and skills through voluntary opportunities whilst also offering students choice in the direction of assessment completion focussing on either health, sport or physical activity.

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  • What You Study

    Year 1: 

    Units introduce the student to anatomy and physiology, diet and nutrition, sport and exercise psychology and academic skills.

    Year 2:

    Module subjects become more advanced, including principles of strength and conditioning, skill acquisition and motor control, health screening and exercise prescription and research methods.

    Year 3:

    Consolidation of previous knowledge and application to new areas such as contemporary issues in P.E. and health, coaching specialist populations and an optional module. The final year also includes an independent dissertation project on a relevant subject area.

    • Option modules will run where there are sufficient student numbers, otherwise an alternative option module may be offered. 
    • There is a strong emphasis on applying theoretical knowledge to practical situations with opportunities to work alongside our excellent academy structure and industry links.
    • Broad area of sport, health and exercise science is covered to allow appropriate career direction and specialisation on graduation.
  • Entry Requirements

    • Applicants will have a minimum of 104 UCAS points, which may be from qualifications such as A Levels, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas, Access to HE 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 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. 
    • Students with an appropriate Level 5 qualification can apply for direct entry to year 3.
  • Contact Time

    Approximately 16 hours a week to include lectures seminars, practicals and tutorials. Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of private study in addition to contact time (25-30 hours a week). A part-time option is also available.

    Wednesday afternoons are reserved for sport and other extra-curricular activities.

    Students can expect to receive their timetables during induction week.

  • Work Experience

    There is no formal requirement for work placement however, all students are encouraged to gain viable experience to enhance their skills, CV and employability.

  • Learning and Teaching Approach

    This programme is delivered with a variety of learning and teaching approaches to include all students’ learning styles and preferences.

    For all modules, theory lectures are delivered that aim to deliver the core content and provide the underpinning knowledge. To complement the theory lectures, students have group seminars / practical sessions that are used to reinforce concepts delivered theoretically.

    The teaching methods focus on facilitating a student centered approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom.

    Teaching will take place on the Bishop Burton campus in East Yorkshire, UK.

  • How You're Assessed

    Assessment includes written assignments, seminars, short answer exams, poster presentations, coaching practical, case studies, presentations and independent projects. Opportunities for feedback on assessments are available prior to the final submission to support student development and achievement. Staff aim to return assessed work within a 15 working day timeframe (not including holidays) in order that students can most benefit from the feedback.

  • Progression

    Graduates can further their studies at Masters or Doctorate level.

  • Careers

    This degree can help you enjoy a successful career in many areas of the sport and health industry, including roles in research, as a P.E. instructor, sports scientist, sports development manager, sport / performance analyst, sport psychologist, sport and leisure management, sport coach, athletic trainer or strength and conditioning coach.

  • Equipment Required / Additional Costs

    Students may need to complete an enhanced DBS check £40.00 (additional optional fee of £13.00 per year for the Update Service) to fulfil any voluntary work experience to support their studies.

    Bishop Burton Sports Kit is available for purchase from our online shop at the student’s discretion. (The cost will vary depending on kit purchased; approximate cost £100.)

    A suitable electronic device, e.g. a laptop or tablet, with internet connectivity is required for accessing online learning.

    A range of additional qualifications, short courses and study tours/trips may be offered at additional cost.

    On successful completion of the programme, students have the opportunity to graduate at a ceremony wearing formal dress. The hire of the formal dress is an additional cost.

  • How To Apply

    Application for the full-time course is through UCAS, using code CX61, and application to the part-time programme is through our online application form.

    Applications for the year you wish to study open in September the year before. Whilst UCAS advertise a January deadline, we continue to accept applications through to the September you wish to start with us, provided we have spaces available and the programme remains open.

  • Download Programme Guide

    Download our programme guide to find out more about the BSc (Hons) Sport, Exercise Science and Health.

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