Sport and Exercise Science (Personal Training)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)
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Course summary

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This course is aimed at those who have an interest in sport, health and physical activity, and wish to deepen their understanding of the functioning of the human body. This particular pathway gives students the knowledge and skills required to provide training and exercise programmes to athletes and people interested in health and fitness.

  • Ranked in top 10 UK Sport Science courses for student satisfaction
  • Opportunity to become registered on Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)
  • Use of dedicated fitness training facilities and exercise science laboratories.
  • Opportunities to work with clients in real-life situations
The first year of study is generic across the portfolio of Sport and Exercise Science degree pathways, and gives all students a grounding in the main principles of the subject area, along with the time to decide if they want to specialise in a particular pathway, or change pathways. The three core subjects of physiology, psychology and biomechanics form the foundations, with delivery comprising of a combination of theoretical lectures followed by an opportunity to apply that knowledge practically in our well-equipped sports science laboratories. Students will develop the hands-on skills required to use equipment such as: gas analysers, light gates, force platforms, motion analysis software, and body composition analysers. Alongside the core subjects, the first year gives students the opportunity to study the principles of training and exercise, and to gain vocational awards as Gym Instructors and Personal Trainers alongside their studies. A grounding in the basics of nutrition is also developed, as well as an understanding of the importance of physical activity in health and wellbeing. In the second year, students continue to develop their knowledge in the foundational subjects of physiology, biomechanics and psychology, alongside developing their ability to understand and conduct research. Building on their knowledge of nutrition for both sport and exercise is accompanied by developing an understanding of working with specific populations in an exercise referral context. During the final year, students deepen their knowledge in their specialist area by conducting an independent experimental research study of their own, alongside an in-depth review of the literature. As well as developing further knowledge in areas such as advanced training methods and specific populations, students gain practical experience of working with clients in specialist training facilities on the campus.

Course details


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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

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Application codes

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Course code128L
Institution code T80
Campus nameCarmarthen Campus
Campus codeC

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points Students would normally be expected to achieve a minimum of 96 UCAS points (2017 Tariff) with a focus on science based subjects and/or physical education. Mature students without sufficient UCAS points will be considered on merit through an interview process.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


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
International £11500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sport and Exercise Science (Personal Training) at University of Wales Trinity Saint David - UCAS