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BSc (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Health Science

Apply now for 2020 entry onto this course. 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

Gain a broad understanding of core scientific disciplines underpinning sport, exercise and health science. Tailor your course to meet your specific goals and interests.

This specially designed degree course offers you exposure to the application of science across sport, exercise and health environments. In your final year you will have the opportunity to tailor your course in line with your own specific interests and aspirations. 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 Health, Wellbeing and Performance, 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

Sounds like this could be the course for you? Book onto an Open Day and experience our campus for yourself, or request a prospectus. Be at the forefront of shaping the future of healthcare.

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Key Information

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

Course leader

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Phillip Heritage

MSc, PGCert, BSc (hons), CSi, FHEA - Lecturer

Phill is currently a lecturer in sport and exercise physiology. He is the coordinator of the University College’s on-site Sport Performance Centre working with UK and overseas coaches, athletes and support staff.

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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.

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How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through a combination of:

Group work
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.

Unit breakdown

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

Entry Requirements

How do I apply for 2020 entry?

You will need to apply via UCAS. Please visit UCAS and use institution code A65 and the course code C607.

apply via UCAS for 2020

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

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) Sport, Exercise and Health 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) Sport, Exercise and 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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