Abertay University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
With the UK's aspiration for sporting success on the world stage, together with the spotlight on the risks of inactivity upon health, it's an exciting time to be part of a growing industry. This programme uniquely offers flexibility in the choice of your final named degree award. It offers the flexibility to follow personal interests by allowing you to make an informed decision at the end of the second year of study to follow one of the named awards - Sport and Exercise, Sport and Exercise Science, Physical Activity and Health, Sports Development and Coaching or Strength and Conditioning. This course offers extensive, work-based learning that will give you the opportunity to put theory into practice with valuable field experience and offers opportunities to gain coaching and/or industry qualifications, which will further enhance your employability.
This course offers the following subject options:
- Physical Activity & Health
- Sport & Exercise Science
- Sports Coaching
- Sports Development
- Strength & Conditioning
Core modules (Years 1 and 2) - Social Science for Sport & Exercise; Biomechanics for Physical Activity & Health; Physiology for Sport & Exercise; Psychology for Physical Activity & Health; Psychology for Sport & Exercise; Physiology for Physical Activity & Health; Biomechanics for Sport & Exercise and Social Science of Physical Activity & Health. Core modules (Years 3 and 4) - Research Methods and Sport Project. Other modules that may be offered in Years 3 and 4 (subject to change over time) - Coaching & Learning; Public Health & Physical Activity; Work Placement; Physiological Adaptations for Health; Physical Activity Across the Lifespan; Student Negotiated Learning; Social Issues in Sporting Context; Applied Sport Psychology; Lifestyle Management and Strength & Conditioning.
The course combines a variety of lectures, small group work, and practical activities. You also undertake work placements to reinforce the link between theory and practice. You will be encouraged to evaluate information and challenge commonly held ideas about sport and exercise, as well as being invited to research your own areas of interest and expertise. Assessment uses a combination of examination and course work to help you develop a variety of intellectual and practical skills such as being able to put forward a position based on evidence, or being able to discuss and promote ideas within a group.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2020.
If you already have a 2020 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Abertay Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||BCC||To include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, PE or Maths For entry into Year 2 we would look for ABB to include PE AND Biology, Chemistry or Physics|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||Sport Sport and Exercise Sciences For entry into Year 2 we would look for D*DD Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences|
|Scottish Higher||ABBB||To include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, PE or Maths|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||ABB||Entry into Year 2 to include PE AND Biology, Chemistry or Physics|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||29 points||To include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, PE or Maths at S5 or H4|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H3, H3, H3||To include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, PE or Maths|
|Scottish HNC||Pass||Entry into Year 2 with an HNC in one of the following:- Coaching & Developing Sport - Graded Unit A Fitness, Health & Exercise - Graded Unit A Professional Golf - Graded Unit A Entry into Year 1 with an HNC in one of the following:- Applied Science - Graded Unit A Soft Tissue Therapy - Graded Unit A Sport & Hospitality Management - Graded Unit A Sport & Recreation Management - Graded Unit A Sport Therapy - Graded Unit A|
|Scottish HND||Pass||Entry into Year 3 with an HND in one of the following:- Applied Sport Science - Graded Unit A Coaching & Developing Sport - Graded Units AA Fitness, Health & Exercise - Graded Unit A Professional Golf - Graded Unit A (Sports Development & Coaching pathway only) Entry into Year 2 with an HND in one of the following:- Sport & Hospitality Management - Graded Units AA Sport & Recreation Management - Graded Unit A Sport Therapy - Graded Unit A Entry into Year 1 with HND Applied Science - Graded Unit A|
|HNC (BTEC)||M||Entry into Year 2 with HNC (BTEC) Sport|
|HND (BTEC)||M||Entry into Year 3 with HND (BTEC) Sport|
English and Maths at National 5 or GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent required - Lifeskill Maths NOT accepted in lieu of Maths
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
We look for applicants to have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual test lower than 5.5. Some degrees have higher requirements - refer to the 'entry routes' tab of each degree for more detail.
List of English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information