University of Central Lancashire

Sport and Exercise Science University of Central Lancashire Degree level: Undergraduate

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In an increasingly health conscious world, where sport scientists and performance consultants are ever more in demand, this course provides an invaluable advantage as it specialises in teaching you the skills that ensure competency when working in the field following graduation. Appealing to those with an enthusiasm for sport, physical activity and human science, the course teaches you how sporting performance can be improved to ensure individuals achieve their personal potential, by drawing together the study of physiology, psychology and biomechanics within a sport and exercise context.

You’ll have the opportunity to work with professional sports clubs and athletes. You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake work experience or research opportunities abroad via the Erasmus project or ISEP student exchange programme. We have links through ISEP with universities in the United States, Canada and Spain, offering the opportunity for students to live and study abroad and learn about other cultures.

Careers such as sport scientists and performance consultants are popular choices for graduates, while some continue into research and teaching. Our graduates have been employed in leisure companies, health and fitness clubs, hotels, outdoor pursuits centres, retail and commercial organisations, local authorities, FE and HE institutions, schools, the NHS, sports governing bodies, Sport England, charitable trusts, sports clubs, and the armed services and police.

Course details

Modules

Year 1: Principles of Physiology and Scientific Enquiry, Introduction to Sport Biomechanics, Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology, Planning and Instructing Exercise for Health and Fitness, Functional Anatomy

Year 2: Applied Physiology and Scientific Enquiry, Sport Biomechanics, Sport and Exercise Psychology. Plus 2 Optional modules from: Professional Work Experience 1 or: Health & Fitness strand - Advanced Principles of Exercise & Training, Common Sports Injuries. Performance strand - Performance Nutrition, Performance Analysis for Sport

Year 3: Research Project / Consultancy Project. Plus 4 Optional modules from: Professional Work Experience 2, Training Prescription for the Elite Athlete or: Health & Fitness strand - Biomechanics of Posture and Injury in Sport, Psychology of Diet and Exercise. Performance strand -
Applied Biomechanics, Theory and Practice in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Performance Analysis for Elite Sport

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences

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 C600
Institution code C30
Campus name Main Site
Campus code U

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
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 112 points 104 - 112 UCAS points. Science Preferable - Biology, Physical Education, Sport & Exercise Science
A level 104 - 112 UCAS points at A2. Science Preferable - Biology, Physical Education, Sport & Exercise Science
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM - DDM Science Preferable - Biology, Physical Education, Sport & Exercise Science
Access to HE Diploma 106 - 112 UCAS points. Science Preferable - Biology, Physical Education, Sport & Exercise Science
Scottish Higher 104 - 112 UCAS points. Science Preferable - Biology, Physical Education, Sport & Exercise Science
AS Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Pass IB Diploma including 104 - 112 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects. Science Preferable - Biology, Physical Education, Sport & Exercise Science
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 104 - 112 UCAS points. Science Preferable - Biology, Physical Education, Sport & Exercise Science
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D - D*D* Science Preferable - Biology, Physical Education, Sport & Exercise Science
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM - DDM Science Preferable - Biology, Physical Education, Sport & Exercise Science
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D - D*D* Science Preferable - Biology, Physical Education, Sport & Exercise Science
Scottish Advanced Higher 104 - 112 UCAS points. Science Preferable - Biology, Physical Education, Sport & Exercise Science


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

Provider information

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University of Central Lancashire
Preston
PR1 2HE


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