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BSc (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Health Science

Take a look at our BSc (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Health Science course, find out how you can tailor your course to suit your interests and career goals and interests.

Course overview

Gain a broad understanding of core scientific disciplines underpinning sport, exercise and health science

This specially designed British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) endorsed degree course offers you exposure to the application of science across sport, exercise and health environments. Throughout the BSc (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Health Science course you will have the opportunity to tailor your course in line with your own specific interests and aspirations. Having the opportunity to either keep your focus broad, focusing on sports performance (sport science), or focusing on exercise for health. This means you can really get the most of your study and expand the areas you wish to develop in.

Benefit from our academic expertise, outstanding facilities, and research from across the School of Rehabilitation, Sport and Psychology, and the wider University College. You will also benefit from our unique connections with the sport, health and wellbeing industry meaning there are plenty of opportunities to make long-lasting connections and establishing yourself as a healthcare professional.

Gain hands-on, practical experience through our Sports Performance Centre, building on the exceptionally strong track record we have for delivering on-site clinics.

Careers and Opportunities

The broad nature of the course means you will gain an array of insights into the various topics covered, which offers you a diverse range of career options when it comes to employability. As a graduate of this course you can consider:

  • Healthcare professionals (some require a conversion masters)
  • Sport and exercise science support
  • Exercise prescription
  • Health education
  • Sports rehabilitation
  • Coaching
  • Teaching
  • Fitness industry (Personal trainer etc.)
  • Health promotion
  • Research

Phill Heritage is Course Lead for the BSc (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Health Science degree at AECC University College. In this video, he tells us more about the career of a Sports Scientist and what makes it so exciting and worthwhile.

Key Information

Course title:
Sport, Exercise and Health Science
UCAS Code:
BSc (Hons)
3 years
Study mode:
Typical offer:
UCAS Tariff points 120-104
AECC University College

Course leader

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Dr. Zöe Wimshurst

BSc MSc PhD CPsychol – Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Zöe is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology within the School of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity. She is a Chartered Psychologist specialising in visual performance in elite athletes – and area in which she has been working for over a decade.

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Course details

So, what are the specifics of the course? The BSc (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Health Science degree is built around a core of biomechanical, physiological, and psychological knowledge that is then applied in a diverse range of domains, including injury rehabilitation, paediatric (children and young people) populations, sports performance, and prescribing and promoting exercise. You’ll develop practical and critical thinking skills that will be crucial to your future career opportunity, increasing your efficiency in teamwork, communication, presentation, and analysis.

Our course promotes an independent learning culture and provides you with a challenging but supportive learning experience, combining both theory and practice. To support this learning style, a number of specific delivery approaches will be used including: lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical classes, workshops, fieldwork, and guided independent study.

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through a combination of:

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

With access to our expert teaching staff and state-of-the-art facilities, you will learn and be assessed in a variety of innovative and comprehensive methods. We balance the course with developmental and judgemental learning to promote a deeper learning, giving you a greater opportunity to maximise your potential. We welcome your application if you are passionate about applied science and making a difference to the health of our population.

Need more info about, learning aims and outcomes, curriculum content, teaching methods and assessment, credits per unit? Take a look at our Course Specification to find out more.

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Unit breakdown

"Gain a broad understanding of core scientific disciplines underpinning sport, exercise and health science"

Entry Requirements

How do I apply?

You can apply through UCAS. Use institution code A65 and the course code C607.

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-BCC or above to include at least one of the following: Biology/Human Biology/Physical Education. General Studies will not be considered.

BTEC Extended Diploma

Distinction Merit Merit - Merit, Merit, Merit or above in a relevant Extended Diploma for example; Applied Science/Sport.

Access to HE Diploma

A total of 120-104 UCAS points in a relevant Access to HE Diploma for example; Human Sciences.

International Baccalaureate

Overall grade of 32-28 points or higher. 

Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers

BBBBBB to BBCCCC or above in 5 Higher/Advanced Higher subjects to include either Biology/Human Biology or PE.

Irish Leaving Certificate

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3 TO H3,H3,H4,H4,H4 from 5 subjects at Higher Level to include either Biology/ Human Biology or PE.

T Level 

Merit in any Health and Science pathway accepted.

If you have undertaken a qualification that’s not listed, it may still be considered. Get in touch with our Admissions team by completing the form below or call us on 01202 436200 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.

Is there anything else that is required?

If you live in the UK, we’ll need a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. It’s standard for all UK students and we’ll be there to guide you through the process once you’ve applied.

For more information about our admissions policies and procedures, including our Admissions Complaints and Appeals Policy, see our latest policies

International Students 

If your qualification is not listed here, please take a look at our international entry requirements page or get in touch with our admissions team on the form below. Please note, to be accepted onto this course; you will also need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum standards of English. For further information on English language requirements, please see the dedicated English language requirements page. For more information on permission to study in the UK, please see Visas and Immigration.


Course Fees

Tuition fees 

UK/ROI/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £9,250 per year 

International - £16,560 per year

Please note that these fees are for the 2024-25 academic year only and may be subject to increase in subsequent years of study.  Any increase will be in line with our Tuition Fees Policy but will not be more than 5%.

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 and search for our AECC University College.

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