Physical Activity and Health at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS

Course summary

Become a professionally recognised practitioner changing lives for the better. A 2012 study in the Lancet highlighted that inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for non-communicable, chronic disease such as cardiovascular disease, types of cancer, obesity and type 2 diabetes and accounts for over 3 million preventable deaths per year, this includes depressive symptoms and poor mental well-being. The NHS is overrun with these diseases, but in many cases they can be effectively prevented or managed through physical activity. Our degree has been developed to teach our students how physical activity and exercise can do this. We have developed this multidisciplinary degree in line with the professional standards set out by CIMSPA and it delivers exactly what employers are looking for. We will help you develop your scientific understanding and practical skills for a successful career in the health and fitness industry or postgraduate study. Please visit our website for full course and module details.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

^Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Psychology Minimum Year 2 Entry Requirements HNC - Pass in a related subject* with A in the graded unit. *Sports & Exercise Science, Applied Sports Science, Applied Biological Sciences, Fitness, Health and Exercise. SQA Advanced Higher - BBC to include Biology A Level - BBB to include Biology Minimum Year 3 Entry Requirements HND - Pass in a related subject** with Grades AA at SCQF Level 8 in the graded units. **Sport & Exercise Science, Applied Sports Science, Applied Biological Sciences, Fitness, Health and Exercise. Students with an HND in Fitness, Health and Exercise must pass the following units: Mechanics for Health and Fitness Professionals OR Sports Mechanics OR Human Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics in Sport AND Psychology of Sport and Exercise OR Psychology of Exercise OR Psychology of Sports Coaching OR Psychology of Sports Performance. Physical Activity and Health will accept Personal Training Certificates.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 overall with no component below 5.5.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
EU £17580 Year 1
International £17580 Year 1

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Physical Activity and Health at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS