The Course

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

A key focus of this pathway is to develop a range of skills including both traditional academic writing and research in the subject whilst also enhancing our students’ ability to communicate effectively with a range of client groups and individuals to support with the adherence or adaptation of health-related activities or sporting performance.

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  • What You Study

    Year 1:

    Units introduce the student to diet and nutrition, anatomy and physiology, fundamentals of coaching and leadership and psychology of sport and exercise.

    Year 2:

    Subjects develop on the first year with a greater focus on applying the knowledge, including modules in health screening and exercise prescription, skill acquisition and motor control and principles of strength and conditioning.

    • Each year also includes business and employment elements to improve transferable skills and enable students to set up their own business.
    • There is a strong emphasis on applying theoretical knowledge to practical situations with opportunities to work alongside our excellent academy structure & industry links.
  • 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.
  • 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

    Work experience is an integral part of the course. Past students have gained placements all over the UK working within a range of sport, exercise and health settings.

    A total of 70 hours is required in a related part of the industry during the second year of the programme.

  • 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 at 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

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

  • Careers

    Roles for graduates include sport coaching, athletic trainer, strength and conditioning coach, leisure or sport facility management, teaching and sports development officer.

  • Equipment Required / Additional Costs

    Students may need to complete a DBS check (approximately £60) to fulfil a voluntary work placement. 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 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 XC16 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 FdSc Sport, Exercise Science and Health.

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