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BASES endorsed course

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 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. 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

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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