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.
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.
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 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Standard Qualification Requirements
English and Maths/Lifeskill Maths/Application of Maths at National 5 or GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent required. Higher Applications of Maths at grade C accepted.
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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
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Fees and funding
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