Sport and Exercise Science at University Centre Peterborough - UCAS

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Course summary

Please note that this course is currently only available at Entry Point 2 (LEVEL 5) and Entry Point 3 (LEVEL 6) Entry Point 1 (LEVEL 4) is available via our HNC Community Coaching courses The BSc (Hons) 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, psychology and biomechanics, and learn about the interaction between these core disciplines as experienced in real life settings. You will also have the opportunity to study applied modules and tailor your degree to your preference through modules such as performance analysis, strength & conditioning and injuries & rehabilitation. You will develop a theoretical understanding of sport and exercise science and be able to apply it within 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 Peterborough campus, students will use a state-of-the-art sports laboratory, gym facilities and sports hall at Peterborough College. Employability is a key theme and will be embedded into your modules. Throughout your studies you will gain significant experience in the sports industry working with sports teams and organisations such as Peterborough United Football Club, Peterborough Rowing Club and a variety of educational institutions. Previous students have worked in local schools as teaching assistants in PE lessons gaining valuable experience in teaching (an enhanced DBS check is required), whereas others have obtained internships working with sports academies. 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. We regularly invite guest speakers to deliver sessions and engage with students about their experiences and emerging themes within the industry. Previous guest speakers include Mike Phelan (Manchester United Assistant Manager), Steve Gunn (GB Rowing Coach), Matt Divall (Commonwealth Games Sport Manager) and Calum MacMaster (Rangers FC Academy Sport Scientist). The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.


YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) Introduction to Academic Skills for Sport and Exercise (15 credits) Human Anatomy (15 credits) Psychological Basis of Sport and Exercise (15 credits) Research in Sport and Exercise Science (15 credits) Foundations of Kinesiology and Human Movement (15 credits) Foundations of Exercise Physiology and Nutrition (15 credits) Introduction to Performance Analysis (15 credits) Foundations of Skill Acquisition (15 credits) YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) Applied Research Skills (15 credits) Applied Principles of Sports Training (15 credits) Exercise Testing and Prescription for Health (15 credits) Project Preparation and Employability (15 credits) Fitness Testing and Training (15 credits) Assessment in Applied Sport Psychology (15 credits) Plus choose 30 credits of optional modules: Motor Learning and Performance (15 credits) Injuries and Rehabilitation (15 credits) Applied Performance Analysis (15 credits) Introduction to Strength and Conditioning (15 credits) YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) Undergraduate Major Project or Undergraduate Placement Project (30 credits) Multidisciplinary Approaches to Training and Assessment (30 credits) Applications in Sport and Exercise Psychology (15 credits) Applied Exercise Referral and Prescription for Health (15 credits) Plus choose 30 credits of optional modules: Contemporary Issues in Sport and Exercise Science (15 credits) Strength and Conditioning for Human Performance (15 credits) The Developing Athlete (15 credits) Applied Human Movement in Sport (15 credits)

Assessment method

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) 60% Coursework 40% Exams YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) 65% Coursework 35% Exams YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) 70% Coursework (10% Placement) 30% Exams Your final degree classification will be based on the average marks across all modules at Level 6 and Level 5 at a ratio of 2:1 respectively

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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

Level 4 qualification via our HNC Community Coaching courses

International applicants

Unfortunately, UCP are currently not able to recruit International Students. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1

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Sport and Exercise Science at University Centre Peterborough - UCAS