BSc (Hons) Health and Exercise Science

Apply now for 2019 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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Apply via uCAS for 2019 entry

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 2019 entry?

If you want to start this course in 2019, you will need to apply via UCAS. Please visit UCAS and use
 institution code A65 and the course code C609.

Apply for 2019 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

There are a lot of things to consider when applying to university, including course fees. Take a look at the current course fees for the BSc (Hons) Health and Exercise Science (2019/2020) entry.

  • Home/EU: £9,250 per annum
  • Home/EU - ELQ students : £14,100 per annum. You are classed as an ELQ student if the course which you are applying to is an equivalent or lower qualification to one you have previously achieved.
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man: £9,250 per annum
  • Overseas/EEA: £14,100 per annum

Bear in mind that the fees currently advertised by AECC University College are for the first year of the programme only. We advise to budget for an increase of up to 5% for each following year. All increased fees will be posted to AECC University College's student website, so don’t worry if you forget.

For UK / EU students classed as an ELQ student and overseas / EEA students, fees after your first year should not increase by more than RPI + 1% (UK Retail Price Index – RPI)


If you’re planning on applying for the tuition fee loan for the BSc (Hons) Health and Exercise Science degree then make a note in your diary - to get the maximum loan of £9,250 for the 2019/20 academic year, make sure your Student Finance application is completed by the end of May 2019. You can complete your applications from March 2019, so there’s time.

Find out more about fees and financial support for UK/European students over at the UK government website:
Advice and assistance with Student Finance

Our tuition fees policy and information around bursaries and scholarships can be found on our latest policies page, along with information on any expected additional costs for each of our courses.  Should you have any questions on course fees please contact our admissions team on the form below

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 name.


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