AECC University College

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sport, Exercise and Health Science

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Course summary

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Sport, Exercise and Health Science is a more generic programme designed to offer students a broad exposure to the application of science across sport, exercise and health environments. The programme offers a broad range of modules in the final year that enables students to tailor the programme in line with their own specific interests and aspirations. The programme is built around a core of biomechanical, physiological, and psychological knowledge that is then applied in a diverse range of domains including injury rehabilitation, paediatric populations, sports performance, and exercise prescription and promotion. The programme also seeks to develop core skills that will be crucial to graduates future careers including: teamwork, communication, presentation, and critical thinking skills. The broad nature of the programme offers graduates a diverse range of options in terms of future employability including: Health care professionals (some require a conversion masters), sport science, coaching, teaching, research, fitness industry, health promotion.

Course details


Year 1 - Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Psychology of Exercise, Health & Sport, Motor Learning & Biomechanics, Introduction to Research Methods, Interdisciplinary Approaches in Sport, Exercise and Health Science . Year 2 - Research Methods, Sport and Performance Psychology, Physiology of Sports Performance, Sports Biomechanics, Promoting Health and Wellbeing, Injury and Rehabilitation. Year 3 - Dissertation, Physical Activity Prescription and Promotion Optional units - Applied Sport Psychology, Advanced Physiology, Advanced Biomechanics, Paediatric Exercise and Health

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeC607
Institution code A65
Campus nameAECC University College
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

To meet the minimum English Language requirements of the programme, applicants will need to achieve an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each section.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 - 104 points from 3 A-levels (or equivalent)
A level BBB - BCC to include one of; Biology, Human Biology or Physical Education. General Studies will not be considered.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM - MMM in a relevant subject such as; Sports Science, Sports (Coaching and Fitness), Applied Science
Access to HE Diploma Grades will need to total 120-104 UCAS points or above in a relevant subject such as; Sports Science
Scottish Higher BBBBBB - BBCCCC to include either Biology or Physical Education
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 - 28 points to include either Biology or Physical Education to Higher Level
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H3 - H3, H3, H4, H4, H4 to include either Biology or Physical Education

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no less than 5.5 in each section
TOEFL (iBT)79with minimum scores of 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

EU and International fees have yet to be determined for 2021 entry. This will happen in November 2020 and we will update this page then.
Sport, Exercise and Health Science at AECC University College - UCAS