University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Sport and Exercise Science (Outdoor Fitness) University of Wales Trinity Saint David Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)

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This course is aimed at those who have an interest in outdoor sport, health and physical activity and wish to deepen their understanding of the functioning of the human body.

General sport and exercise science principles are applied to a range of outdoor sports and activities including cycling, running, open-water swimming, bootcamps and obstacle races.

  • Ranked in top 10 UK Sport Science courses for student satisfaction

  • Fantastic local area for range of outdoor sports

  • Opportunity to become registered on Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)

  • Use of dedicated fitness training facilities and exercise science laboratories.

  • Opportunities to work with clients in real-life situations

The first year of study is generic across the portfolio of Sport and Exercise Science degree pathways, and gives all students a grounding in the main principles of the subject area, along with the time to decide if they want to specialise in a particular pathway, or change pathways. The three core subjects of physiology, psychology and biomechanics form the foundations, with delivery comprising of a combination of theoretical lectures followed by an opportunity to apply that knowledge practically in our well-equipped sports science laboratories. Students will develop the hands-on skills required to use equipment such as: gas analysers, light gates, force platforms, motion analysis software, and body composition analysers.

Alongside the core subjects, the first year gives students the opportunity to study the principles of training and exercise, and to gain vocational awards as Gym Instructors and Personal Trainers alongside their studies, if they wish. A grounding in the basics of sports nutrition is also developed, as well as an understanding of the importance of physical activity in health and wellbeing.

In the second year, students continue to develop their knowledge in the foundational subjects of physiology, biomechanics and psychology, alongside developing their ability to understand and conduct research. A specialist module on Leading and Coaching Outdoor Sports allows students to experience and explore the skills required to lead a coach a range of outdoor sports and activities, whilst Nutrition for Sport and Exercise develops their knowledge of nutrition.

During the final year, students deepen their knowledge in their specialist area by conducting an independent experimental research study of their own, alongside an in-depth review of the literature. The Extreme Physiology module explores the effects of heat, cold, altitude and ultra-distance on the physiology of the body, whilst Advanced Training Methods builds on knowledge developed in the first two years.

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 127L
Institution code T80
Campus name Carmarthen Campus
Campus code C

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points Students would normally be expected to achieve a minimum of 96 UCAS points (2017 Tariff) with a focus on science based subjects and/or physical education. Mature students without sufficient UCAS points will be considered on merit through an interview process.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
International £11,500 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

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

Provider information

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David
College Road
Carmarthen
SA31 3EP


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0300 500 5054


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