University Centre Farnborough

Sports Science (Human Performance) University Centre Farnborough Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Surrey


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Course summary

TEF Bronze

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This degree programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge to enter a wide variety of rewarding careers in Sport and Sport Science. You will study the physiological, bio-mechanical, strength and conditioning and psychological influences on human performance during the preparation for, and participation in sport and exercise.

The programme of study has been specially designed so that graduates can progress directly into a working environment. The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) automatically approves graduates of the programme for Level 2 Gym Instruction in year 1 and Level 3 Personal Trainer in year 2. Additionally, the degree prepares students to undertake the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) assessment after graduation.

Course details


Year 1

  • Sports Coaching
  • Introduction to Strength & Conditioning (Gym Instructing Qualification Level 2 REPs)
  • Sport in Society
  • Introduction to Human Anatomy
  • Introduction to Human Physiology
  • Degree Study Skills
  • Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Introduction to Human Nutrition

Year 2

  • Introduction to Personal Training (Personal Training Qualification Level 3 REPs)
  • Personal Development and Dissertation Preparation
  • Physiology for Human Performance
  • Biomechanics
  • Elite Athlete Preparation
  • Psychology in Sport and Exercise Settings
  • Sports Therapy and Injury Rehabilitation
  • Periodisation & Athletic Programming

Year 3

  • Applied Exercise and Performance Psychology
  • Applied Sport & Exercise Physiology
  • Work Placement & Project Management
  • Nutritional Strategies for Sports Performance
  • Advanced Strength and Conditioning
  • Managing Exercise Environments
  • Dissertation

Assessment method

A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods you will experience will give you the confidence and capability to complete an Honours degree and progress further in your career. Your tutor will be on hand to provide support during the assessment process and discuss any queries you may have. The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes:

  • Assessed practical work
  • Assessed coursework / assignments
  • Formative assessment through assignment work feedback
  • Formal examination
  • Practical demonstrations

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 F66
Campus name Main Site
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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 72 points

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,000 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £9,250 Year 1
England £8,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,000 Year 1
Scotland £8,000 Year 1
Wales £8,000 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 Centre Farnborough
Boundary Road
GU14 6SB

Course contact details

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Application Co-Ordinator

01252 407028

Fax: 01252 407041