Truro and Penwith College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Applied Sport and Health Science

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Course summary

BSc (Hons) Applied Sport & Health Science is an exciting programme that focuses on developing in-depth, honours level knowledge and understanding of various applied, sport and health related disciplines. The key feature of the programme is that it exposes learners to the breath of career opportunities afforded to them on completion of their studies. An understanding of the applied nature of sport and health is enhanced through specialist core and optional modules, that allow learners to create a bespoke, career orientated course of study. The staff lecturing on the programme are all experts within their chosen areas, who all have an outstanding level of experience in both vocational application as well as academic delivery. The College is an outstanding place of learning, boasting excellent sport and health related facilities and learning resources, within a modern and progressive learning environment. The balance between sport and health allows for an innovative understanding to be developed by all graduates, which can be directly transferred to a broad range of vocational settings. BSc (Hons) Applied Sport & Health Science is the only specialist three-year degree programme in Cornwall that covers these disciplines and is unique in the opportunities it presents to graduating students. The programme has been designed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge base required to work in their chosen specialism or progress onto other graduate opportunities. It is also a platform from which additional vocational and academic qualifications can be completed. The breadth of information covered within the course allows graduates to explore the wide range of employment possibilities, both locally and nationally. Areas such as sport and health psychology, physiology, nutrition, and biomechanics are delivered in conjunction with social science subjects, that explore the societal impact of sport and health. This allows for a fascinating insight into the many different facets and specialism that can be followed in this current and exciting area of study and employment. An important aspect of the programme is its applied nature and due to this, guest speakers have a fundamental role within the course. Assessments are developed with employers (live briefs) and they are vocationally focused. A range of assessments are used to aid in the development of practical skills and aiding theory to practice and practice to theory. The HE Careers Advisor will assist with tutorials focusing on skills and planning for progression. From the outset, all learners are exposed to the broad range of potential employment pathways that are available upon completion of their studies. Alternatively, graduates will be well equipped to progress onto related Master Level study.

Course details


STAGE 1 TRUR1245 Anatomy & Physiology TRUR1246 Introduction to Sports Psychology TRUR1247 Motor Learning and Biomechanics TRUR1248 Health Monitoring & Evaluation TRUR1249 Nutrition TRUR1250 Research Methods STAGE 2 TRUR2239 Psychology of Sport and Health TRUR2240 Teaching and Learning in Physical Education TRUR2241 Exercise Prescription TRUR2242 Social Context of Health & Sport TRUR2243 Project TRUR2244 Physiology of Sports Performance STAGE 3 - Core Modules TRUR3088 Honours Dissertation TRUR3080 Contemporary Issues in Sport and Exercise TRUR3081 Physical Activity and Public Health STAGE 3 - Optional Modules (2 optional modules must be chosen) TRUR3082 Movement Analysis TRUR3083 Applied Psychology for Performance and Health TRUR3084 Athlete Development and Sport for All TRUR3085 Sports and Exercise Physiology TRUR3086 Reflective Practice for Sport & Health TRUR3087 Diet for Performance and Health

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 3
  • Year 5

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

120 level 4 credits or 120 level 5 credits in a relevant subject.

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4668 Year 1
England £4112 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4112 Year 1
Scotland £4112 Year 1
Wales £4112 Year 1
Channel Islands £4112 Year 1
International £4668 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Applied Sport and Health Science at Truro and Penwith College - UCAS