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Applied Sport Science

C610

4 years

Full-time

Entry requirements

Typical offer

The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: BBBB.
  • A Levels: BBC.
  • IB: 33 points overall and grades 554 at HL.

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: BBBB by the end of S5 or BBBBB/ABBB from S4-S6. A Higher science subject is required (Biology or Chemistry preferred). Standard Grades: English and Mathematics at Grade 3.
  • A Levels: BBC including a science subject (Biology or Chemistry preferred). GCSEs: English at Grade C, Mathematics at Grade C plus two further subjects other than those at A Level.
  • IB: Award of Diploma with 33 points overall and grades 554 in HL subjects including a science subject (Biology or Chemistry preferred). SL: English at 4 and Mathematics or Mathematical Studies at 4.

Alternative qualifications

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your spoken and written English. For this programme we accept:

SQA and GCSE

For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:

  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C
  • IB Standard Level Grade 4

Applications

If you are applying for a full-time programme you must do so through UCAS.

More information

Entry requirements

Typical offer

The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: BBBB.
  • A Levels: BBC.
  • IB: 33 points overall and grades 554 at HL.

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: BBBB by the end of S5 or BBBBB/ABBB from S4-S6. A Higher science subject is required (Biology or Chemistry preferred). Standard Grades: English and Mathematics at Grade 3.
  • A Levels: BBC including a science subject (Biology or Chemistry preferred). GCSEs: English at Grade C, Mathematics at Grade C plus two further subjects other than those at A Level.
  • IB: Award of Diploma with 33 points overall and grades 554 in HL subjects including a science subject (Biology or Chemistry preferred). SL: English at 4 and Mathematics or Mathematical Studies at 4.

Alternative qualifications

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your spoken and written English. For this programme we accept:

SQA and GCSE

For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:

  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C
  • IB Standard Level Grade 4

Applications

If you are applying for a full-time programme you must do so through UCAS.

More information

What you will study

Applied Sport Science is the study of human responses to sport.

The programme includes courses on physiology, biomechanics, sport psychology, and the biochemistry of exercise and skills acquisition.

You will develop an understanding of the value and purpose of sport in society and the factors that affect participation and performance in sport and exercise.

Year 1

You will study the effects of sport and exercise on the body and the significance of sport in society. Courses include all the key sport science disciplines along with research methods and information skills. In addition you select optional courses from across the University.

Year 2

As Year 1.

Year 3

You will start to specialise and can choose courses such as Sports Nutrition, Sports Development, Coaching Children and Exercise, Fitness & Health.

Year 4

You will study two of the four core sport science disciplines along with two other options including Environmental Physiology, Sport & Exercise Medicine and Exercise Prescription for Rehabilitation. You will also complete an honours dissertation.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by a combination of lectures, tutorials, site visits, practical and laboratory-based work and seminars.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through exams, assignments, presentations, reports and laboratory work.

Programme structure

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Details

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