Sports and Exercise Science (Top Up) at Burnley College - UCAS

Burnley College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Buckinghamshire New University

Sports and Exercise Science (Top Up)

Course summary

On this course you will explore the factors limiting sports performance, and develop strategies to overcome these limitations and breakthrough performance plateaus. The best Sport and Exercise Scientists have learnt that this is only half the battle; to be successful you need to master the art of providing feedback, support and advice in a way that is beneficial and easy to understand for athletes and coaches. These skills are developed with experience and this programme will help you become a reflective practitioner. You will study key modules in sports nutrition and performance analysis, as well as biomechanics and kinesiology. The broad range of areas you will cover ensures you get a taste of all areas of the sports science field gaining a thorough understanding along the way. Throughout the degree programme you will benefit from a variety of guest lectures from industry practitioners, field trips and have the chance to attend sport and exercise science conferences. Our Lecturers have a strong background in professional sports, with the experience, knowledge and industry contacts to help you succeed.


The modules available on this course are: Year 0, Inquiry Based Learning, Preparing for Success: knowledge & Creativity, Student Development & Responsibility and Introduction to Sport Development & Performance. Year 1, Professional and Academic Skills for Sport; Sports Psychology: Individual Differences and Group Dynamics; Bioenergetics of Human Movement; Data Analysis in Sport and Exercise; Foundations of Biomechanics; Foundations of Exercise Physiology; Sport and Exercise Physiology; Sport and Exercise Psychology: Emotions and Behaviour; Functional Anatomy and Kinanthropometry. Year 2: Research in Sport and Exercise; Applied Exercise Physiology; Applied Sport and Performance Psychology (optional); Applied Strength and Conditioning (optional); Biomechanics and Kinesiology; Cognition and Emotion in Sport and Exercise Psychology; Exercise Prescription and Instruction; Performance Analysis (optional); Sports Nutrition. Year 3: Professional Development and Employability (optional); Research Dissertation; Small Business and Entrepreneurship (optional); Skill Acquisition and Learning in Sport and Physical; Education (optional); Applied Performance Analysis (optional); Contemporary Coaching Issues (optional); Exercise Referral (optional); Professional Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology (optional); Sports Injury and Rehabilitation (optional); Working with a Client.

Assessment method

The balance of assessment will vary depending on the modules undertaken but will include mostly coursework, with some practical and written exams.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.

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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

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £6,000, and then £9,000 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Sports and Exercise Science (Top Up) at Burnley College - UCAS