New College Stamford

Sport and Exercise Science New College Stamford Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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Course summary

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This course is designed to help you develop as a professional, self-reflecting individual in order to meet the demands of employers in the sport and exercise sector. You will become able to adapt to a constantly changing world, develop direct employability skills and specialise in coaching, whilst also exploring the broader principles of sports science.

How will you Learn?
You will learn through a combination of independent and group activities including lecturers, seminars, trips, visits and work-related experiences.

Methods of Assessment:
Assessment is both formative and summative in nature and occurs at various points throughout the course, and includes: essays, practical performances, laboratory reports, research projects, case studies, portfolios, web-based presentations and data analysis.

Progression Routes:
There is significant breadth to this course that encompasses several potential career paths. With additional qualifications, you can potentially enter careers in: sport coaching, community sports leadership, performance development, leisure development, teaching or lecturing (PGCE required), sport and exercise science, PE teaching (PGCE required), and fitness and health.
Successful completion of this course will provide you with the qualifications required to ‘top-up’ to a full Bachelor’s Degree at a university of your choice in just one year. Acceptance on to these courses is at the discretion of the institution offering the top-up.

Work-based Learning and Employability Development:
Work experience is fundamental in the development of effective practice in this sector. The engagement in work experience is therefore a critical part of this course and is actively encouraged within the units you will study. In your first year, the Professional Skills unit will develop your business skills, commercial skills, interpersonal and cognitive skills needed for successful employment. In your second year you will be required to engage in a minimum of 40 hours of placement within sport and exercise science or coaching.

Facilities and Support:
You will study at our Borderville Campus where you will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities to supplement your education, including a Sport Science Laboratory (with access to state-of-the-art equipment costing over £20,000), large wooden sprung sports hall and a new 3G sports pitch. As a Sport and Exercise Science student at University Centre Stamford you will also benefit from our on-site gym ‘Stamford Fitness’ and receive discounted membership and fitness classes.
You will also have access to an Academic Support Tutor to assist you with your studies and Careers Advisors to help you with your future employment.

Course details


Year 1:
Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Anatomy and Physiology
Professional Skills
Coaching Practice and Skill Development
Training, Fitness and Testing
Physical Activity, Lifestyle and Health
Community Coaching

Year 2:
Research Project
Advanced Coaching
Performance Analysis
Talent Identification and Development
Exercise Prescription
Physical Education and School Sport
Work Experience

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 C601
Institution code N33
Campus name New College Stamford
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:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points • 96 UCAS points typically from A Levels or a Level 3 Diploma in Sport or equivalent, although students from other subject specialisms are encouraged to apply
• Mature students who may not have formal qualifications are encouraged to apply for an interview where you will be considered on your experience, enthusiasm and commitment

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Provider information

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New College Stamford
Drift Road

Course contact details

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Admissions Office (for course details, phone 01780 484311 or email

01780 484334

Fax: 01780 484301