Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences (with Foundation Year)

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)
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Course summary

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The aim of the BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences programme is to meet the needs of students wishing to follow a career within a sport and exercise environment. The programme provides insight, understanding and the necessary skills that are required to develop a range of ability athletes and teams, thereby examining sport and exercise from both performance and participative perspectives. There are opportunities to engage with community and social enterprise activities, allowing students to gain experience and develop vocational skills. The programme has five strands running through it; Sport Physiology Sport Psychology Performance Analysis / Biomechanics Strength and Conditioning Research Skills The programme looks to provide a solid base for students wishing to follow careers in this exciting area, as well as facilitating pathways into postgraduate study. The programme has additional, free of charge, integrated qualifications embedded within it: Level 2 Gym Instructor, Level 3 Personal Trainer, Level 3 Exercise Referral, Hudl Sportscode Scripting Levels 1 & 2. The programme has been designed with the BASES BUES UG endorsement scheme in mind. We hope to gain endorsement of the course in the near future. The programme will be taught by lecturers from a wide range of backgrounds who are experienced, applied practitioners (from sports psychologists to analysts, physiologists and coaches) and researchers within the fields of sport and exercise. Applied learning is essential to our vision. This means that learning is not limited to lecture halls and seminar rooms instead we choose to expose students to more practical, applied and hands-on work. Students will carry out fieldwork and engage in ‘real-world’ work experiences. Our range of external partners from sports clubs to Public Health Wales means that students will have lots of opportunities to gain practical experience alongside their studies, including work related modules that provide students with valuable contacts and experience before they enter the world of work. This greatly enhances student employability. We have an excellent support and personal tutor system to ensure students are supported throughout their studies.

Course details


A feature of the course will be the practical application of theory to applied environments, to develop links with the sport and exercise industry at all levels from community to elite levels. The content of the degree course will draw on key sports science principles, through three specific disciplines: Sport Physiology, Sport Psychology and Biomechanics / Performance Analysis. The programme is split over four years; Level 3, Level 4, Level 5 and Level 6. Students require 120 credits per year to progress and finally graduate. LEVEL 3 (FOUNDATION) This year aims to ready students for study at undergraduate level, providing necessary skills that promote success from level 4 onward. You will have 36 hours contact time per module. MODULES Introduction to Sport, Exercise Science and Human Performance (20 credits) The Performance Environment (20 credits) Introduction to Coaching Concepts (20 credits) Biomechanics in Sports Science (20 credits) The skills you need (20 credits) Contextual Studies (20 credits) LEVEL 4 (YEAR 2) In the second year students are introduced to all of the elements associated with sport science. Students gain an understanding of the link from theory to practice across a range of disciplines including psychology, physiology, performance analysis and Strength and Conditioning. You will have 36 hours contact time per module. MODULES Sport Psychology 1 (20 credits) Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (20 credits) Introduction to Biomechanics and Performance Analysis (20 credits) Introduction to Research Methods (20 credits) Introduction to Strength and Conditioning (20 credits) Introduction to Nutrition (20 credits) LEVEL 5 (YEAR 3) Students in year three are encouraged to personalise their learning to a sport or sports of their choice. Students establish a strong understanding of the link between theory and practice whilst developing vocationally relevant skills. You will have 30 hours contact time per module. Opportunities exist to obtain externally recognised qualifications at this level, at no extra cost; Level 2 Gym Instructor & Hudl Sportscode Scripting Level 1. MODULES Sport Psychology 2 (20 credits) Physiology: Testing and Training (20 credits) Applied Biomechanics and Performance Analysis (20 credits) Applied Research Methods (20 credits) Strength and Conditioning in Practice (20 credits) Applied Practice Placement (20 credits) LEVEL 6 (YEAR 4) In the final year students explore an interest in one or more performance disciplines. This specialism enables students to develop both personal and professional skills essential for employment in a sport related industry. You will have 24 hours contact time per module. Opportunities exist to obtain externally recognised qualifications at this level, at no extra cost; Level 3 Exercise Referral, Level 3 Personal Trainer & Hudl Sportscode Scripting Level 2. MODULES Applied Sport Psychology (20 credits) Exercise Prescription and Referral for Clinical Populations (20 credits) Advanced Performance Analysis (20 credits) Dissertation (40 credits) Applied Professional Practice in Strength and Conditioning (20 credits - Option) Environmental Physiology (20 credits - Option) The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment method

A wide range of assessment methods will be used to test your knowledge and understanding. This includes essays, portfolios, practical sessions, reports, presentations, online discussions, case study evaluations and exams. You will be assessed on your ability to describe, explain and analyse sport science concepts, use specialist video software, undertake lab-based work and conduct independent research. You will be expected to complete a dissertation as part of your final assessment. Teaching and Learning Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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

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Course code89C2
Institution code G53
Campus nameWrexham
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

This course is not currently available to those requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed. The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.
A level EEE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma 48 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 48 UCAS Tariff points
AS Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP
Scottish Advanced Higher 48 UCAS Tariff points
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.
Extended Project Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 48 UCAS Tariff points
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 48 UCAS Tariff points

Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at [email protected] for further advice and guidance.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000* Year 1
England £9000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000* Year 1
Scotland £9000* Year 1
Wales £9000* Year 1
Channel Islands £9000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences (with Foundation Year) at Glyndwr University, Wrexham - UCAS