University Centre Peterborough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Anglia Ruskin University

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

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Course summary

The Sport and Exercise Science degree will provide you with the skills and knowledge to prepare you for a career in sport, leisure or the health industry. This course follows a multi-disciplinary approach where you will study core modules such as physiology, coaching and psychology and learn about the interaction between these core disciplines as experienced in real life settings. You will develop a theoretical understanding of Sport and Exercise Science and be able apply it to current practice. These scientific methods are explored with a specialised laboratory environment utilising the latest technology and analytical equipment in a small, friendly and supportive setting. As well as lectures at our main Park Crescent campus, students will use state-of-the-art sports laboratory, gym facilities and sports hall. This course has a strong focus on employability. In addition to your degree you will have opportunities to undertake additional qualifications as part of your degree to equip you with the skills and knowledge to be successful in your subject area. Throughout your studies you will gain a significant amount of sports industry experience working with sports teams in the local area such as Peterborough United Football Club, Vivacity and Premier Sport. In addition students have worked in local schools as teaching assistants in PE lessons gaining valuable experience in teaching. Employability is a key theme and will be embedded into your modules throughout. The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.

Course details


Year one core modules Anatomy in Motion Coaching and Behaviour Exercise Physiology Research Methods in Sports and Exercise Sport and Exercise Psychology Year two core modules Applied Coaching Exercise Testing Perceptual Motor Skills Performance Analysis Psychological Profiling Research Methods Sports Development Year three core modules Applied Sport Psychology Effective and Ethical Coaching Long Term Athlete Development Scientific Basis of Training Strength and Conditioning Undergraduate Major Project

Assessment method

We use a mixture of assessment methods such as completing performance analysis work, coaching portfolios, presentations, essays and examinations.

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

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

Course codeN870
Institution code P56
Campus nameUniversity Centre Peterborough
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

Unfortunately, UCP are unable to recruit International Students.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 72 points A levels required;2 A levels one of which needs to be a science subject. BTEC/Access required; A BTEC National or a full Access Certificate in a related subject. GCSEs required; 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Maths and Science.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)65.5 in each element

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8000 Year 1
England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1
Channel Islands £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science at University Centre Peterborough - UCAS