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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: ABBB.
  • A Levels: ABB.
  • IB: 34 points overall and grades 655 at HL.

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6. A Higher science subject is required (Biology or Chemistry preferred). National 5: English and Mathematics at Grade C.
  • A Levels: ABB 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 34 points overall and grades 655 in HL subjects including a science subject (Biology or Chemistry preferred). SL: English at 4 and Mathematics 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 have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

  • IELTS Academic module overall 6.5 with 5.5 in each component
  • TOEFL-iBT 92 or above with 20 in each section
  • Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency overall 176 with 162 in each component
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): Total 61 with at least 51 in each "Communicative Skills" section

  • About English language requirements

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 National 5 Grade C
  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C
  • IB Standard Level Grade 4

Evidence of sporting ability is required for this course.

More information

Entry requirements

Typical offer

The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: ABBB.
  • A Levels: ABB.
  • IB: 34 points overall and grades 655 at HL.

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6. A Higher science subject is required (Biology or Chemistry preferred). National 5: English and Mathematics at Grade C.
  • A Levels: ABB 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 34 points overall and grades 655 in HL subjects including a science subject (Biology or Chemistry preferred). SL: English at 4 and Mathematics 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 have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

  • IELTS Academic module overall 6.5 with 5.5 in each component
  • TOEFL-iBT 92 or above with 20 in each section
  • Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency overall 176 with 162 in each component
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): Total 61 with at least 51 in each "Communicative Skills" section

  • About English language requirements

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 National 5 Grade C
  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C
  • IB Standard Level Grade 4

Evidence of sporting ability is required for this course.

More information

Overview

Applied Sport Science involves the application of scientific principles to the promotion, maintenance and enhancement of sport- and exercise-related behaviours. Our programme is centred on four key disciplines: physiology, biomechanics, psychology, and skill acquisition.

You will develop an understanding of the factors that influence participation and performance in sport and exercise. In addition, you will learn the value and purpose of sport, exercise and physical activity in our changing world.

Accreditation

Our programme is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). This indicates quality and can facilitate professional accreditation.

Careers

Some graduates enter sport-related careers; for example working for agencies such as national sporting bodies, local authorities, the health and fitness industry and media companies. Graduates also enter health-related careers, for example NHS-funded exercise and health initiatives. Others gain graduate entry in management and business or begin postgraduate training for careers in teaching or vocations such as physiotherapy and sports nutrition.

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 key disciplines of sport and exercise science and select from a broad range of option courses available from across the University.

Year 2

As Year 1 but with the addition of research methods and information skills training.

Year 3

All the key disciplines of sport and exercise science continue along with research methods training and project work. However, you can start to specialise towards more sport-related or exercise or health-related routes; courses include Applying Sport Science, Sports Nutrition, Sports Development and Exercise, Fitness & Health.

Year 4

You will study two of the four key sport science disciplines along with two other options including Environmental Physiology, Sport & Exercise Medicine, Exercise Prescription for Rehabilitation and a research attachment. 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 work and laboratory-based experimental work and seminars.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through written examinations and a wide range of coursework including but not limited to assignments, presentations, posters, web pages, reports and laboratory work. Coursework includes both individual and group work.

Placements

Students do not have a compulsory placement but will have an opportunity to undertake a research attachment in collaboration with a body external to the University such as SportScotland.

Study abroad

There are opportunities to study abroad during Year 3 through the University's international exchange programme.

Programme structure

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Details

Find out more about this programme's aims, what you will learn, how you will be assessed and what skills and knowledge you will develop.

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