Bournemouth University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This course covers a wide range of areas including physiology, psychology, biomechanics and nutrition to help you gain a comprehensive understanding of the impact of exercise on health. Everything is designed to help make you more employable, so you can expect to learn through practical experience; backing up the theory you will study through laboratory and field work.
You’ll also be able to make the most of our relationship with our partner AFC Bournemouth, with guest speakers and volunteering opportunities. You’ll also be able to attend conferences, workshops, field trips and industry visits to really bring your studies to life.
As well as engaging with guest speakers from the industry, local community stakeholders and elite sports clubs, you’ll also be able to use our sport performance laboratories to measure the impact that changes to a training regime can have. It’s here that you’ll begin to see how you as a coach can use that information to make real improvements to the performance of athletes or sports teams.
There are opportunities to work in this field all over the world, so you will also have the chance to broaden your horizons by studying abroad at one of our many partner institutions in Europe and the US.
As you’d expect from a course aimed at employability, you’ll also have the chance to undertake a work placement. This can be for either 6 or 30 weeks, and gives you the chance to make professional connections within the industry, as well as putting your learning into practice. That extends to your final assessment – if you want to, you can opt to undertake a research expedition instead of a dissertation. This will involve performing in-depth research on the needs and responses of people completing a UK-based endurance expedition.
Key areas of study include: Beginning Research in Sport & Exercise; Principles of Sport & Exercise Physiology; Principles of Sport & Exercise Biomechanics; Principles of Sport & Exercise Psychology; Fitness Assessments for Sport, Exercise & Health; Principle of Food & Nutrition; Conducting Research in Sport & Exercise; Advances in Sport & Exercise Physiology; Advances in Sport & Exercise Biomechanics; Advances in Sport & Exercise Psychology
How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||112 - 128 points||The entry requirements for this course are 112 - 128 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||112 tariff points (Grade DMM)|
|Access to HE Diploma||112 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades.|
|Scottish Higher||112 - 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of four Scottish Highers.|
|Extended Project||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by two A-level sized qualifications to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language or English Literature and Maths: C/4. Functional Skills (Level 2) English/Maths: Pass. Key Skills Communication: Pass. Key Skills Application of Number: Pass|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 - 31 points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||D*D*||112 tariff points (Grade D*D*)|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DMM||112 tariff points (Grade DMM)|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D*||112 tariff points (Grade D*D*)|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||We accept this qualification as part of the overall tariff.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|