Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Sport, Health and Performance Science (with Foundation Year) Glyndwr University, Wrexham Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)


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The aim of the BSc Sport, Health and Performance Science programme is to meet the needs of students wishing to develop a career in the field of sport, physical activity, public health improvement and social prescribing. This programme examines sport and physical activity from both a health improvement and performance perspective. Students are also given the opportunity to develop their interests in nutrition and psychology, thereby widening future job prospects and making this a unique opportunity.

During the degree programme, you will have a range of work-related learning experiences and research opportunities available to you. This helps prepare you for employment in a diverse range of careers across sport, exercise, physical activity and health. In addition, many of our students will go on to complete a PGCE to become a teacher or undertake postgraduate study.

Key Course Features:
•Includes a foundation year to prepare you for further years of study.
•The programme will be taught by lecturers from a wide range of backgrounds who are experienced, applied practitioners (from sports psychologists to dietitians, physiologists and coaches) and researchers within the fields of sport, physical activity, nutrition, psychology and health.
•Applied learning is essential to our vision. This means that learning is not limited to lecture halls and seminar rooms instead we choose to expose students to more practical, applied and hands-on work. Students will carry out fieldwork and engage in ‘real-world’ work experiences.
•Our range of external partners from sports clubs to Public Health Wales means that students will have lots of opportunities to gain practical experience alongside their studies, including a work-related learning project or placement at Level 6. This placement will take place at the end of level 6 to provide students with valuable contacts and experience directly before they enter the world of work. This greatly enhances student employability.
•We have an excellent support and personal tutor system to ensure students are supported throughout their studies.
•Due to the design of this degree programme, there is a wide range of career opportunities available to graduates from working in elite sport to community health, nutrition and sports development.

Course details


Year 1 (Foundation Year)

Students will be introduced to theories and approaches commonly used in sports and exercise science, both psychological and physiological. You will examine a range of performance environments, supporting you in the application of knowledge of a range of sports.


•Introduction to Sport, Exercise Science and Human Performance
•Introduction to Sports Coaching Concepts
•The Performance Environment
•Negotiated Learning Group Research Project
•The Skills You Need
•Contextual Studies

Year 2 (Level 4)

In your second year, you will focus on developing the fundamental knowledge and skills required to work within a sport, exercise or health environment. You will develop valuable study and research skills. All modules in level 4 are 20 credits, which means you will get 36 hours contact time either as lectures, seminars, practical or workshop sessions.


•Developing Personal, Professional and Academic Skills
•Introduction Anatomy and Physiology
•Introduction to Health and Wellbeing
•Introduction to Nutrition
•Psychology: Developing the Individual
•Fundamental Movement Skills

Year 3 (Level 5)

In your third year, you will apply your knowledge to sport and health. You will also have the opportunity to start to specialise in an area by choosing option modules. All modules in level 5 are 20 credits, you have 30 hours contact time per module at this level of study.


•Enhancing Personal, Professional and Academic Skills
•Applied Exercise Physiology
•Physical Activity and Health
•Applied Practice: Sport, Nutrition and Health

Plus two optional modules from the following:

•Health Psychology and Behaviour Change
•Training for Sport and Exercise
•Nutrition for Population Groups
•Psychology: Enhancing Performance
•Theoretical and Practical Insights into P.E.

Year 4 (Level 6)

In your final year, you will undertake an independent research project enabling you to investigate an area of your choice. You will also carry out a work-related learning experience, helping to increase your employability when you graduate. At level 6 you have 24 hours of contact time per module as you learn to become more of an independent learner and work on more specialised projects.


•Independent study (40 credits)
•Physical Activity for Specialist Populations (20 credits)
•Work Related Learning (20 credits)

Plus two options from:

•Applied Practice 2: Technology for Health or Performance (20 credits)
•Nutrition for Exercise, Performance and Health (20 credits)
•Planning for Performance (20 credits)

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment method

You will be assessed through a range of methods to test your knowledge and understanding, including essays, examinations, lab reports, video analysis, practical assessments, presentations, portfolios, case studies and seminar work. In addition, you will have the opportunity to work with a range of personnel from athletes to community-based groups.

Teaching and learning

Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

Our degree is designed to be practical, hands-on and applied. During the degree you will have lots of opportunities to get practical experience whilst working with our partners, which will give you the edge in terms of employment. Throughout the degree you will have your own personal tutor, have access to regular tutorial support and will be able to book appointments with the dedicated study skills tutors.

Independent learning is an important aspect of our modules, especially at level 6 as it enables students to develop both their subject specific and key skills. Independent learning is promoted through the feedback given to students, which takes several forms including small group and one-to-one discussions.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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 89C2
Institution code G53
Campus name Wrexham
Campus code -

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

International applicants

This course is not currently available to those requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed.

The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.
A level EEE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma 48 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 48 UCAS Tariff points
AS Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 48 UCAS Tariff points
Extended Project Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 48 UCAS Tariff points
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP
Scottish Advanced Higher 48 UCAS Tariff points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at for further advice and guidance.

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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

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Glyndwr University, Wrexham
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Mold Road
LL11 2AW

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