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BSc (Hons) Health and Exercise Science

Apply now for 2020 entry. If you are not quite ready to apply, come along to one of our open days or send your enquiry to our admissions team on the form below.

Course overview

Develop public health solutions using scientific, evidence-based approaches to exercise and physical activity.

If you’re interested in a health focused career, then our BSc (Hons) Health and Exercise Science degree course can provide you with an opportunity to focus on the promotion of physical activity for health. Adopt an innovative approach to interdisciplinary learning. Our course allows you a better understanding of the opportunities and barriers that exist within different populations, and considers the effectiveness of current public health policy.

Our integrated teaching and assessment approach is designed to help you develop contemporary knowledge, skills and expertise. We provide a challenging learning experience that will encourage you to blend both theory and practice as it relates to health. We will enhance your capacity for independent critical thinking and instil knowledge, understanding and skills to address issues within public health domains.

With a smaller community feel on campus, our experienced and highly qualified teaching staff can focus on you and your needs. You will be part of a University College that is uniquely connected to its location and its health and sport partnerships.

Careers and Opportunities

Through this course you will develop an extensive set of skills and expertise which will maximise your employability, supporting behaviour change, developing and implementing public health and behaviour change policy, supporting active corporate environments, education and other health sectors. We’ll make sure you are equipped to excel in career options such as:

  • Exercise rehabilitation
  • NHS exercise prescription
  • Physical activity referral
  • Health education and promotion
  • Public health
  • Physician associate
  • Academic research
  • Teaching and general graduate employment

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Key Information

Course title:
Health and Exercise Science
UCAS Code:
BSc (Hons)
3 years
Study mode:
Typical offer:
UCAS Tariff points 120
AECC University College

Course leader

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Micah Atkinson

M.Tech (Chiro) PGCert DC - Lecturer (Clinical Sciences)

Micah is currently Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation Science* at the AECC University College and Chiropractic and Unit Lead for Clinical Management 201. He is also currently completing a PG.Cert in Medical Education through Dundee University.

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Course details

The degree course is delivered with a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical classes, workshops, fieldwork, and guided independent study. You’ll get access to our Virtual Learning Environment, which is full of interactive online learning opportunities such as videos, quizzes and self-study lessons to help you in your studies.

Make the most of the Health and Exercise Science’s applied practice elements, supported by modern, evidence-based teaching. We have plans to extend our clinical facility offering by introducing a Physical Activity Referral Centre, which will allow hands-on experience delivering physical activity for health interventions in practice as well as health checks in a real-world environment.

You will get to access to our academic expertise, research, and a number of our first-rate facilities, including our on-site clinics, making use of our specialised imaging facilities, and coming face to face with real human anatomy at our dedication prosection lab.

We welcome your application if you are passionate about applied science and making a difference to the health of our population.

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How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through a combination of:

  • Examination
  • Group work
  • Coursework
  • Portfolio
  • Practical Assessment and Presentation

Unit breakdown

"Develop public health solutions using scientific approaches to exercise and physical activity"

Entry Requirements

How do I apply for 2020 entry?

If you want to start this course in 2020, you will need to apply via UCAS. Please visit UCAS and use
 institution code A65 and the course code C609.

Apply for 2020 entry via UCAS

If you’re applying from the UK or Ireland

Essential for entry

Please note that applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) to be considered for the programme.


BBB or above to include one of; Biology/Human Biology/Physical Education. General Studies will not be considered.

BTEC Extended Diploma

Distinction Merit Merit or above in a relevant Extended Diploma for example; Sports Science, Sports Coaching and Fitness, Applied Science.

Access to HE Diploma

A total of 120 UCAS points in a relevant Access to HE Diploma for example; Sports Science.

International Baccalaureate

Overall grade of 32 points or higher to include either Biology or Physical Education at Higher Level.

Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers

BBBBB or above in 5 Higher/Advanced Higher subjects to include either Biology or Human Biology.

Irish Leaving Certificate

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3 from 5 subjects at Higher Level to include either Biology or Human Biology

If you’re applying from outside of the UK

For those of you coming from outside the UK, take a look at our Sport, Exercise and Health International Entry Requirements Page.

If you currently live outside the EEA (European Economic Area) you’ll need a tier-4 student visa to study here in the UK. The UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) provides country specific information on their website - check it out here.

For more information about our admissions policies and procedures, including our Admissions Complaints and Appeals Policy, please click here



Course Fees

2020/21 Fees

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man Students - £9,250.00 per annum

International students - £14,523.00 per annum

Please note: These fees are annual and may increase in line with inflation each year subject to the Governments review of Higher Education Funding.

Additional course costs

Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your course.  There are additional course related costs are not included in the tuition fees. So you will need to budget for them when you plan your spending.  

For further fees guidance for all students at AECC University College whether full time or part time please refer to our Tuition fees policy.


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Additional Costs

Fees and funding

Scholarships and Bursaries

Student finance resources

Note: For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS). AECC University College is registered with the OfS. You can view the register here and search for our AECC University College.

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