Sport, Health and Performance Science

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)
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Course summary

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The aim of the BSc Sport, Health and Performance Science programme is to meet the needs of students wishing to develop a career in the field of sport, physical activity, public health improvement and social prescribing. This programme examines sport and physical activity from both a health improvement and performance perspective. Students are also given the opportunity to develop their interests in nutrition and psychology, thereby widening future job prospects and making this a unique opportunity. During the degree programme, you will have a range of work-related learning experiences and research opportunities available to you. This helps prepare you for employment in a diverse range of careers across sport, exercise, physical activity and health. In addition, many of our students will go on to complete a PGCE to become a teacher or undertake postgraduate study. Key Course Features: •The programme will be taught by lecturers from a wide range of backgrounds who are experienced, applied practitioners (from sports psychologists to dietitians, physiologists and coaches) and researchers within the fields of sport, physical activity, nutrition, psychology and health. •Applied learning is essential to our vision. This means that learning is not limited to lecture halls and seminar rooms instead we choose to expose students to more practical, applied and hands-on work. Students will carry out fieldwork and engage in ‘real-world’ work experiences. •Our range of external partners from sports clubs to Public Health Wales means that students will have lots of opportunities to gain practical experience alongside their studies, including a work-related learning project or placement at Level 6. This placement will take place at the end of level 6 to provide students with valuable contacts and experience directly before they enter the world of work. This greatly enhances student employability. •We have an excellent support and personal tutor system to ensure students are supported throughout their studies. •Due to the design of this degree programme, there is a wide range of career opportunities available to graduates from working in elite sport to community health, nutrition and sports development.

Course details


Year 1 (Level 4) In your first year, you will focus on developing the fundamental knowledge and skills required to work within a sport, exercise or health environment. You will develop valuable study and research skills. All modules in level 4 are 20 credits, which means you will get 36 hours contact time either as lectures, seminars, practical or workshop sessions. Modules •Developing Personal, Professional and Academic Skills •Introduction Anatomy and Physiology •Introduction to Health and Wellbeing •Introduction to Nutrition •Psychology: Developing the Individual •Fundamental Movement Skills Year 2 (Level 5) In your second year, you will apply your knowledge to sport and health. You will also have the opportunity to start to specialise in an area by choosing option modules. . All modules in level 5 are 20 credits, you have 30 hours contact time per module at this level of study. Modules •Enhancing Personal, Professional and Academic Skills •Applied Exercise Physiology •Physical Activity and Health •Applied Practice Nutrition for Health and Performance Plus two optional modules from the following: •Training for Sport and Exercise •Psychology: Enhancing Performance •Theoretical and Practical Insights into P.E. Year 3 (Level 6) In your final year, you will undertake an independent research project enabling you to investigate an area of your choice. You will also carry out a work-related learning experience, helping to increase your employability when you graduate. At level 6 you have 24 hours of contact time per module as you learn to become more of an independent learner and work on more specialised projects. Modules •Independent study (40 credits) •Physical Activity for Specialist Populations (20 credits) •Work Related Learning (20 credits) Plus two options from: •Applied Practice 2: Technology for Health or Performance (20 credits) •Nutrition for Exercise, Performance and Health (20 credits) •Planning for Performance (20 credits) The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment method

You will be assessed through a range of methods to test your knowledge and understanding, including essays, examinations, lab reports, video analysis, practical assessments, presentations, portfolios, case studies and seminar work. In addition, you will have the opportunity to work with a range of personnel from athletes to community-based groups. Teaching and learning Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available. Our degree is designed to be practical, hands-on and applied. During the degree you will have lots of opportunities to get practical experience whilst working with our partners, which will give you the edge in terms of employment. Throughout the degree you will have your own personal tutor, have access to regular tutorial support and will be able to book appointments with the dedicated study skills tutors. Independent learning is an important aspect of our modules, especially at level 6 as it enables students to develop both their subject specific and key skills. Independent learning is promoted through the feedback given to students, which takes several forms including small group and one-to-one discussions.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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

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Course codeC606
Institution code G53
Campus nameWrexham
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

This course is not currently available to those requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma 112 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points
AS Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Scottish Advanced Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.
Extended Project Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 112 UCAS Tariff points
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 112 UCAS Tariff points

Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at [email protected] for further advice and guidance.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000* Year 1
England £9000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000* Year 1
Scotland £9000* Year 1
Wales £9000* Year 1
Channel Islands £9000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sport, Health and Performance Science at Glyndwr University, Wrexham - UCAS