Birmingham City University

Sport & Exercise Nutrition Birmingham City University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Our practice-based, innovative Sport Exercise and Nutrition course, is approved by the Sport & Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) to ensure that the knowledge and competencies taught are aligned with professional standards. This course will provide you with the underpinning scientific knowledge of nutrition and physiology for sports performance, exercise and health so that you graduate able to work with sports teams, athletes and individuals to enhance their performance by providing nutritional expertise.

You will undertake physiological and nutritional assessment of sports performers, as well as first-time practitioners, in our state-of-the-art laboratories. However, it is important to know that the course isn’t just to analyse leading sportsmen; if you’re interested in how nutrition and exercise can impact upon people with completely different physiques and states of health, then this course is the perfect option for you.

This course is based at our recently extended £71 million City South Campus in Edgbaston, Birmingham, complete with a range of cutting-edge facilities including a fitness suite, nutrition kitchen, physiology lab and the latest industry-standard nutrition systems so that you leave ready to enter the workplace.

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 B400
Institution code B25
Campus name City South Campus, Edgbaston
Campus code E

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
UCAS Tariff 112 points Contextualised reduced tariff offer: 96 tariff points or equivalent e.g. A-level CCC, BTEC Extended Diploma MMM, BTEC Diploma DD
Please visit: https://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.
A level Must include one of Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Psychology or Physical Education at Grade C or above
excluding General Studies,
A maximum of three subjects are considered.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM - DDM Biology, Sport, Applied Science or Health
Access to HE Diploma 60 credits overall. Minimum of 45 credits at level 3. The remaining 15 credits can be taken at either level 2 or 3. Within the level 3 credits, a minimum of 30 must be achieved at distinction and must include Biology or Chemistry. Must have Mathematics, Science and English Language GCSE at 4 or equivalent prior to application.
GCSE equivalencies only from Access Courses achieved prior to 2014, except for 2 Year Part Time Courses started within the 12/13 academic year. 12 Credits must be achieved at Level 2 + and certificate must state 'GCSE Equivalent'
Scottish Higher Not accepted
AS Must include one of Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Psychology or Physical Education at Grade C or above
excluding General Studies
A maximum of two AS-level subjects can be considered along with either two A-levels, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Not accepted
Extended Project Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Minimum of 5 GCSE's, including Double Science, Mathematics and English Language grade 4 or above. No equivalents accepted
Must have been achieved at the point of application and in one sitting.
HNC (BTEC) P Sport & Exercise Science or equivalents
HND (BTEC) P Sport & Exercise Science or equivalents
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points Obtain a minimum of 28 points overall with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4
Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates if they obtain a total of 14 points or above from three Higher Level Subjects with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4 and alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications to meet 112 UCAS Tariff Points

For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted

For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) Group A - Grade 4 or above,
OR
English Language Group B - Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 112 tariff points, achieved in four Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H5/D1).

Must include Sport, Health or Science related subjects
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Not accepted
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD - D*D* Biology, Sport, Applied Science or Health
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM - DMM Biology, Sport, Applied Science or Health
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma 96-112 tariff points - Biology, Sport, Applied Science or Health
Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification.
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma 96-112 tariff points - Biology, Sport, Applied Science or Health
Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification.
Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF) 96 -112 tariff points Biology, Sport, Applied Science or Health

Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) DD - D*D* Biology, Sport, Applied Science or Health

Can be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification.
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) MMM - DMM Biology, Sport, Applied Science or Health
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD - D*D* Biology, Sport, Applied Science or Health
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 96 -112 tariff points Sport & Exercise Science or equivalents
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) 96 - 112 tariff points Biology, Sport, Applied Science or Health

Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points
Scottish Advanced Higher Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCD. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers).
Must include Sport, Health or Science related subjects

British bachelor's degree 2.2 or above In a related subject. Non-relevant subjects may be considered if A-Level requirements have been met. To include one subject in Biology/ Human Biology/ Chemistry/ Physics/ Mathematics/ Physical Education with minimum Grade C.

Postgraduate qualifications Pass Science - to be reviewed by programme lead.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Applicants should be aware that qualifications, personal statement, numeracy & literacy tests, interview and references all form part of the selection criteria for this course.  We will also be incorporating the completion of a behavioural styles assessment: the Cambridge Personal Styles Questionnaire (CPSQ) before you are invited to a Selection Day. We are using it alongside the other selection criteria to ensure a fairer and more objective approach to assessing personal readiness for healthcare training.  If your application is successful, we will then be running interviews during January, February, March and April For our September intake


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0

Applicants who have not received their secondary school education in English will require an overall IELTS score of 6. If English is studied at GCSE Level but as a second language, IELTs must be completed to qualify for UK L2 requirement.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

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

Provider information

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Birmingham City University
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15 Bartholomew Row
Birmingham
B5 5JU


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