Sport and Exercise for Health with a Year in Industry

University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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This BSc (Hons) degree will appeal to those who wish to combine their passion for sport and exercise with the desire for health-related study. There are a number of option modules on this programme in the second and third year to help develop a range of laboratory, clinical and applied skills that give you an outstanding platform for a career in sport, exercise, or the health professions. The degree is multi-disciplinary, drawing on psychology, anatomy and physiology, nutrition and practical applied skills in exercise testing and prescription. You also have the opportunity to promote your own sport or health event, and confront the issues involved in encouraging the public to become more physically active. There is also an option to complete an extended placement module to accumulate work experience – an important consideration when applying for jobs or post-graduate study. In your final year, you conduct your own research project, choosing from specialist options that may include: exercise rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, evaluation of physical activity / exercise interventions and contemporary issues in nutrition science. Your year in industry takes place between your second and final year of your degree programme, giving you extended and invaluable work experience. This greatly enhances your CV and employability while giving you the opportunity to apply your academic skills in a practical context. It also gives you an idea of your career options after graduation. Most placements are paid opportunities, and there may be the possibility of a job with the same company after you graduate. You also benefit from being taught by staff members who are both excellent teachers and leading researchers in their field. The School provides an enthusiastic and supportive environment for motivated and ambitious students. In addition to our exercise science laboratories and sports therapy clinics on campus, the School has its own dedicated specialist facilities at Medway Park. These facilities include an environmental chamber, one of the first treadmills in any UK university specially designed to reduce impact when exercising, 3D video imaging and analysis, force pedal and gait analysis, and an ultrasound imaging scanner.

Course details

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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Course codeC605
Institution code K24
Campus nameUniversity of Kent at Medway
Campus codeK

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level BCC including B in one of either Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Applied Science, Statistics or Physical Education (Sport)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM in a Sport or Science related subject. All other subjects are considered on an individual basis by the Admissions Officer within the School
Access to HE Diploma The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
Scottish Higher Scottish Highers qualifications are considered on an individual basis
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points or 15 points at Higher Level including One of: HL Biology, HL Chemistry, HL Physics, HL Maths, HL Sport, Exercise and Health Science at 5 or SL Biology, SL Chemistry, SL Physics, SL Maths, SL Sport, Exercise and Health Science at 6
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants should have grade C or 4 in Maths GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

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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
International £19800 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see the programme page at for further information on fees and funding options. Please be aware that if the Government permits, the UK and EU fee quoted may increase in line with inflation to £9250 plus forecast inflation, currently 2.9%. Full-time fees for 2020/21 for international students are £19,800 for laboratory programmes and £16,200 for non-laboratory programmes.
Sport and Exercise for Health with a Year in Industry at University of Kent - UCAS