Sport and Exercise Science

University Centre Bishop Burton

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

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Course summary

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The BTEC Higher National qualification in Sport & Exercise Science targets students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. This route provides a wide-ranging study of the Sport & Exercise Science sector allowing students to develop a broad understanding of the key disciplines. 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-centred approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom. Teaching will take place on the Bishop Burton campus. What is the contact time? Approximately 17 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). Part-time is also available. Wednesday afternoons are reserved for sport and other extra-curricular activities. Students can expect to receive their timetables during induction week. What else can I expect?

  • You will study on the Bishop Burton Campus and have access to excellent sporting facilities including a commercial sport science laboratory, fitness suite, dance studio, strength and conditioning rooms, sports halls, 4G playing pitches & high performance football and rugby pitches.
  • High quality applied internships in high performance sport with Bishop Burton College academies.
  • Additional facilities include Science Centre, IT suites, dedicated University Centre, study spaces and social areas, and modern Learning Resources Centre.
  • Online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used to enhance and facilitate teaching and independent learning on all programmes.
  • Experienced, supportive and motivated staff with both academic and industrial experience.
  • Talks from a range of visiting speakers.
  • Opportunities to attend trips and additional industry recognised qualifications to enhance learning.
  • Students have access to a range of support through our study skills, and health and wellbeing teams. Further information can be found on our website: https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/student-life/student-support
  • Relevant extra-curricular activity and/or work experience is encouraged of all students in order to enhance learning.
What kind of job could I get when I graduate? Fitness Manager, Personal Trainer, Sports Development Officer, Activity Leader, Sport and Physical Activity Manager, Coach, or Duty Manager. Upon successful completion of the HNC Sport & Exercise Science programme students can progress onto the second year (level 5) of the FdSc Sport, Exercise Science & Health programme.

Course details

Modules

Year 1: Students will gain the broad knowledge and awareness of key disciplines within Sport and Exercise Science through modules that include on psychology, anatomy & physiology, nutrition, training, fitness and testing and technology in sport.

  • There is a strong emphasis on employability skills and the knowledge essential for students with entrepreneurial, employment or academic aspirations
* The programme content is specifically designed to be appropriate to the needs of the sport and exercise industry and to enable students to progress to the second year of the FdSc Sport, Exercise Science & Health programme.

Assessment method

Assessment includes written assignments, seminars, poster presentations, practical coaching or role-plays, reports, portfolios, case studies and presentations. Some elements may be assessed by formal examination. 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.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

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Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points Applicants will have a minimum of 48 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: https://ucascomsb1.ucasenvironments.com/ucas/tariff-calculator.
A level A* - E
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma 48 UCAS points in a relevant Level 3 Access to HE Diploma

Additional entry requirements

Other

GCSE English at grade C/4 or above. 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.


English language requirements

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.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sport and Exercise Science at University Centre Bishop Burton - UCAS