University of Essex has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Are Olympic athletes born or made? Can exercise be bad for your health? What is the secret behind the world’s fastest sprinter? Studying sports and exercise science will help you to understand the biology, physiology, biomechanics and psychology of sport, exercise and physical activity. You will learn how the body responds and adapts to exercise, how and why different energy systems are deployed at different exercise intensities, how the principles of mechanics determine the flight of a javelin, how exercise can reduce the risk of getting cancer, and how mind and body interact to influence performance. On this four year version of the course, your third year is spent on a placement year in which you gain relevant work experience within an external business, and apply the theory that you have learned in a practical environment. The module structure for your first two years and your final year are the same as our three-year versions.
Many of our courses offer a choice of optional modules to tailor your learning experience. More information about these can be found on the University of Essex website.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Colchester Campus|
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
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BCC||Including Science or Mathematics grade B.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Entry requirements for students studying BTEC qualifications are dependent on subjects studied. Advice can be provided on an individual basis. The standard required is generally at Distinction level.|
|Access to HE Diploma||We will consider science based Access to Higher Education Diplomas. Advice can be provided on an individual basis.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points||
Including Higher Level science or Mathematics grade 5, plus Standard Level Science and Mathematics or Maths Studies grade 4, if not taken at Higher Level.
We are also happy to consider a combination of separate IB Diploma Programmes at both Higher and Standard Level. Please note that Maths and Science in the IB are not required if you have already achieved GCSE or IB Middle Years Maths and Science at grade C/4.
In addition all applicants require GCSE Mathematics and Science at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent). If you do not meet the GCSE Science requirement but you have A-level Science or equivalent, please contact Undergraduate Admissions for advice before applying.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|