Burnley College

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science Burnley College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Buckinghamshire New University


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Course summary

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On this course you will explore the factors limiting sports performance, and develop strategies to overcome these limitations and breakthrough performance plateaus. The best Sport and Exercise Scientists have learnt that this is only half the battle; to be successful you need to master the art of providing feedback, support and advice in a way that is beneficial and easy to understand for athletes and coaches. These skills are developed with experience and this programme will help you become a reflective practitioner. You will study key modules in sports nutrition and performance analysis, as well as biomechanics and kinesiology. The broad range of areas you will cover ensures you get a taste of all areas of the sports science field gaining a thorough understanding along the way. Throughout the degree programme you will benefit from a variety of guest lectures from industry practitioners, field trips and have the chance to attend sport and exercise science conferences. Our Lecturers have a strong background in professional sports, with the experience, knowledge and industry contacts to help you succeed.

Course details


The modules available on this course are: Year 1, Professional and Academic Skills for Sport; Sports Psychology: Individual Differences and Group Dynamics; Bioenergetics of Human Movement; Data Analysis in Sport and Exercise; Foundations of Biomechanics; Foundations of Exercise Physiology; Sport and Exercise Physiology; Sport and Exercise Psychology: Emotions and Behaviour; Functional Anatomy and Kinanthropometry. Year 2: Research in Sport and Exercise; Applied Exercise Physiology; Applied Sport and Performance Psychology (optional); Applied Strength and Conditioning (optional); Biomechanics and Kinesiology; Cognition and Emotion in Sport and Exercise Psychology; Exercise Prescription and Instruction; Performance Analysis (optional); Sports Nutrition. Year 3: Professional Development and Employability (optional); Research Dissertation; Small Business and Entrepreneurship (optional); Skill Acquisition and Learning in Sport and Physical; Education (optional); Applied Performance Analysis (optional); Contemporary Coaching Issues (optional); Exercise Referral (optional); Professional Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology (optional); Sports Injury and Rehabilitation (optional); Working with a Client.

Assessment method

The balance of assessment will vary depending on the modules undertaken but will include mostly coursework, with some practical and written exams.

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

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Course code SP03
Institution code B69
Campus name Burnley College
Campus code A

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:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 112 points Entry Requirements for Foundation Entry are 64

For this course, a typical offer will be a UCAS Tariff score of 80. A minimum of two full A Levels (or equivalent) is required, however every application is considered on an individual basis.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £6,000, and then £9,000 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

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Burnley College
Princess Way
BB12 0AN

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