Abertay University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sport & Exercise

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Course summary

Dive in to a rich pool of diverse sport and exercise topics – from scientific support, coaching and service provision to duty of care and community development, this programme has been designed to reflect an ever-evolving employment market. Gain a deeper understanding of the sciences that underpin sport, and discover how the body responds to sport by exploring topics including physiology, psychology and biomechanics, as well as social policy and sport development. You can choose from a range of study programmes that address the physiology and psychology of performance, the science of training practices, the development and social impact of sport and exercise (for example, on health and wellbeing), and the evaluation and analysis of sports performance. You’ll be given access to our Human Performance Laboratory, Strength and Conditioning Suite and Motion Tracking Laboratory. This means you will be able to use equipment such as the environmental chamber, gas analysis, force platform and 2-D cameras. This degree provides you with topical information, an ability to translate theory to practice, and the opportunity to gain relevant employment experience within the industry, while still providing you with the flexibility to follow your own interests. This course regularly scores over 90% for Overall Student Satisfaction in the National Student Survey, and rated an impressive 96% in 2020. Abertay is widely regarded as THE place to come for high quality teaching. But don't take our word for it: Sunday Times UK University of the Year 2020 for Teaching Quality. Guardian University Guide 2020 Top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction with Teaching, Course and Feedback. National Student Survey 2020 Top 10 UK Universities for Student Satisfaction.

Course details

Subject options

This course offers the following subject options:

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

Modules

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

Application codes

Course code:
C600
Institution code:
A30
Campus name:
Abertay Campus
Campus code:
-

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 and Application of Maths NOT accepted in lieu of Maths

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.abertay.ac.uk/course-search/undergraduate/sport-and-exercise-leading-to-named-routes/

Minimum Qualification Requirements

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

Please click the following link to find out more about minimum qualification requirements for this course

https://www.abertay.ac.uk/course-search/undergraduate/sport-and-exercise-leading-to-named-routes/

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview


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

https://www.abertay.ac.uk/studying/informationforinternationalstudents/english-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

The International/EU fees will be £15,500 for the following courses:- BA (Hons) Computer Arts BA (Hons) Game Design and Production BSc (Hons) Computer Game Applications Development BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology BSc (Hons) Computing BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity BSc (Hons) Ethical Hacking
Sport & Exercise at Abertay University - UCAS