Sport, Exercise Science and Health at University Centre Bishop Burton - UCAS

Sport, Exercise Science and Health

University Centre Bishop Burton

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hull

Course summary

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The aims of the programme are to produce students with a sound academic and practical knowledge of the disciplines surrounding sport, health and physical activity. There is an increasing demand for people with a combination of both academic and practical competence within the sector, therefore the vocational and applied nature of the subject content studied is emphasised throughout the programmes. The University Centre Bishop Burton offers outstanding practical facilities, an emphasis is placed on students applying knowledge and skills through voluntary opportunities whilst also offering students choice in the direction of assessment completion focussing on either health, sport or physical activity. Learning and Teaching Approach This programme is delivered with a variety of learning and teaching approaches to include all students’ learning styles and preferences. For all modules, theory lectures are delivered that aim to deliver the core content and provide the underpinning knowledge. To complement the theory lectures, students have group seminars/practical sessions that are used to reinforce concepts delivered theoretically. The teaching methods focus on facilitating a student centred approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom. Teaching will take place on the Bishop Burton campus. What is the contact time? Approximately 16 hours a week to include lectures seminars, practicals and tutorials. Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of private study in addition to contact time (25-30 hours a week). Part-time is also available. Wednesday afternoons are reserved for sport and other extra-curricular activities. Students can expect to receive their timetables during induction week. What else can I expect? You will study on the Bishop Burton Campus and have access to excellent sporting facilities including a commercial sport science laboratory, fitness suite, dance studio, strength and conditioning rooms, sports halls, 4G playing pitches & high performance football and rugby pitches.

  • High quality applied internships in high performance sport with Bishop Burton College academies.
  • Additional facilities include Science Centre, IT suites, dedicated University Centre, study spaces and social areas, and modern Learning Resources Centre.
  • Online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used to enhance and facilitate teaching and independent learning on all programmes.
  • Experienced, supportive and motivated staff with both academic and industrial experience.
  • Talks from a range of visiting speakers.
  • Opportunities to attend trips and additional industry recognised qualifications to enhance learning.
  • Students have access to a range of support through our study skills, and health and wellbeing teams. Further information can be found on our website:
  • Relevant extra-curricular activity and/or work experience is encouraged of all students in order to enhance learning.
What kind of job could I get when I graduate? Research, post graduate study, P.E. instructor, sports scientist, sports development manager, sport/performance analyst, sport psychologist, sport and leisure management, sport coach, athletic trainer, strength and conditioning coach.

Course details


Year 1: Units introduce the student to anatomy & physiology, diet and nutrition, sport and exercise psychology and academic skills. Year 2: Module subjects become more advanced, including principles of strength and conditioning, skill acquisition and motor control, health screening and exercise prescription and research methods Year 3: Consolidation of previous knowledge and application to new areas such as contemporary issues in P.E. and health, coaching specialist populations and an optional module. The final year also includes an independent dissertation project on a relevant subject area. Option modules will run where there are sufficient student numbers, otherwise an alternative option module may be offered. There is a strong emphasis on applying theoretical knowledge to practical situations with opportunities to work alongside our excellent academy structure & industry links. Broad area of sport, health and exercise science is covered to allow appropriate career direction and specialisation on graduation.

Assessment method

Assessment includes written assignments, seminars, short answer exam, poster presentations, coaching practical, case studies, presentations & independent projects. Opportunities for feedback on assessments are available prior to the final submission to support student development and achievement. Staff aim to return assessed work within a 15 working day timeframe (not including holidays) in order that students can most benefit from the feedback.

Unistats information

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How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeCX61
Institution code B37
Campus nameBishop Burton
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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

Students with an appropriate HNC at Merit profile can apply for direct entry to Year 2.  Students with an appropriate Level 5 qualification within sport, exercise, health and physical activity disciplines can apply for direct entry to Year 3.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points Which may be from qualifications such as A-Levels, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas, Access to HE Diplomas, and City and Guilds Advanced Technical Diplomas amongst others. Please use the UCAS Tariff points calculator to determine the UCAS points value of your qualification:
A level E - A*
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM

Life and/or experience of non-traditional students will be taken into account when considering applications.The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications

Additional entry requirements


GCSE English at grade C/4 or above. A final year ‘top up’ is also available for applicants that have a HND or Foundation Degree in an appropriate subject (select year 3 as point of entry). All applicants need an appropriate academic reference.

English language requirements

If first language is not English, or a Tier 4 student visa to study is required and GCSE grade C/4 English or equivalent is not held, English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill) will need evidencing.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students may need to complete a DBS check (approximately £60) to fulfil any voluntary work experience to support their studies. Bishop Burton Sports Kit is available for purchase from the online sports store at the student’s discretion (cost will vary depending on kit purchased: approximate cost £100). A range of additional qualifications, short courses and study tours/trips may be offered at additional cost. On successful completion of the programme, students have the opportunity to graduate at a ceremony wearing formal dress. The hire of the formal dress is an additional cost.
Sport, Exercise Science and Health at University Centre Bishop Burton - UCAS