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Health Physiology Ulster University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

Important notice - This course will relocate. Applicants and current students will be updated in due course.

One of the fastest growing career areas in the country is that related to health, fitness, and exercise physiology in both the public and private sectors. Business and industry are becoming aware of the increased efficiency of a workforce where the wellness level is high and medical costs and absenteeism are reduced. The wellness consciousness of the general population is at an all-time high; health/fitness services and technologies permeate our society through business and industry, hospitals and rehabilitation centres, fitness assessment clinics, fitness clubs/gyms, and wellness programmes projected through public and private recreation, along with the efforts of schools to serve the wellness needs of their communities.

Unique to Ulster University, BSc Hons Health Physiology will provide you with sophisticated diagnostic skills to interpret wellbeing through telemedical formats. Therefore, this course will provide practitioners of the future who are perfectly placed to influence attitudes and promote the health and wellness agenda.

This programme also provides a route into year two BSc Hons Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology / Sleep & Respiratory Physiology) .

On successful completion of year 1 Health Physiology, students will be given the option to apply to transfer to year 2 BSc Hons Healthcare Science.

Transfer may only occur if the student is in good academic standing, and is subject to confirmation of work-based training places.

BSc Hons Health Physiology and BSc Hons Healthcare Science share common first years.

How to apply

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 code B123
Institution code U20
Campus name Jordanstown
Campus code J

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level BBC To include a grade B from one of the following: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Double Award Applied Science or Double Award Health & Social Care. Applicants can satisfy the requirement for the A level grade C (or equivalent) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications recognised by the University.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM To include a unit profile of 8 distinctions) in a relevant science based BTEC. Applicants must also meet the GCSE science requirements for the course.
Access to HE Diploma Overall Access profile pass with an overall mark of 65%, including two modules at level 3 from the following: mathematics, physics, biology or chemistry. NICATS maths (25 credits) or maths 1 & 2 or GCSE grade C Maths. (This may be subject to change).
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Profile to include English Language and Mathematics at grade C/4. Plus GCSE Physics grade C/4 or GCSE Double Award Science grade BB/66. Essential/Key Skills in Application of Number is not regarded as an acceptable alternative to GCSE Mathematics.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H4 To include Highers in the following: English, Maths and at least two from Chemistry, Physics and Biology.

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4,275 Year 1
International £14,060 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4,275 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees displayed are for academic year 2019/20 and are subject to an incremental increase for academic year 2020/21. Further information about full time undergraduate fees can be found at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/undergraduate. If you are from England, Scotland or Wales and want to study a full-time undergraduate degree at Ulster University, you can take advantage of one of our special discounts, each year of your course. For further information visit https://www.ulster.ac.uk/ulster-life/study-at-ulster/gb-students/discounts-for-gb-students

Provider information

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Cromore Road
Coleraine
BT52 1SA


Course contact details

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Registry and Admissions Office Coleraine

028 7012 4221

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