Abertay University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sport & Exercise

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Course summary

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.

Course details

Subject options

This course offers the following subject options:

  • Physical Activity & Health
  • Sport & Exercise Science
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Development
  • Strength & Conditioning


Year 1 core modules (subject to change over time) - SPS101 Social Science for Sport and Exercise; SPS103 Introduction to Anatomy and Biomechanics for Sport and Exercise; SPS102 Introduction to Physiology for Sport and Exercise; SPS104 Psychology of Exercise and Health. You will also be required to select one option and one elective module. For detailed module information please check our website.

Assessment method

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

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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

English and Maths at National 5 or GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent required - Lifeskill Maths NOT accepted in lieu of Maths

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Minimum Qualification Requirements

We may make you an offer at the minimum entry grades if you meet the criteria.

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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


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Sport & Exercise at Abertay University - UCAS