Undergraduate study - 2018 entry

BSc Applied Sport Science

UCAS code: C610

Duration: 4 years

Delivery: Full-time

School: Education, The Moray House School of

College: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Accreditation
Study abroad
Placements

Introducing BSc Applied Sport Science

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.

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

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

Accreditation

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

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. You can start to specialise towards more sport-related or exercise or health-related routes; option courses include Applying Sport Science, Sports Nutrition, Exercise, Fitness & Health.

Year 4

You will study two of the four key sport science disciplines along with two other options. Options include Environmental Physiology, Sport & Exercise Medicine, Exercise Prescription for Rehabilitation and a research attachment. You will also complete an honours dissertation.

Programme structure

Find out more about the compulsory and optional courses in this degree programme.

To give you an idea of what you will study on this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.

Programme structure (2017/18)

Our facilities

The majority of teaching will take place within the School of Education at the centrally located Moray House site. The School provides its own IT labs and library, but you can also access all the University's computer facilities and libraries.

Placements

Students do not have a compulsory placement but will have the opportunity to undertake a workplace or 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 Erasmus and international exchange programmes.

Guaranteed study abroad funding for students required to complete a year abroad

How will I learn?

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.

Programme 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.

To give you an idea of what to expect from this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.

Programme details (2017/18)

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.

Typical offer

The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AAAB.
  • A Levels: ABB.
  • IB: 37 points (grades 666 at HL).

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6, with a minimum of BBB achieved in one year of S4-S6. A Higher science subject is required (Biology or Chemistry preferred). National 5: English at Grade C.
  • A Levels: ABB including a science subject (Biology or Chemistry preferred). GCSEs: English at Grade C or 4.
  • 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 5.

Find out more about entry requirements

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.

Entry requirements by country

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 or Proficiency overall 176 with 162 in each component
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): Total 61 with at least 51 in each "Communicative Skills" section
  • Trinity ISE: ISE II with a distinction in all four components

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 or 4
  • IB Standard Level Grade 5

This information is part of a government initiative to enhance the material that higher education institutions provide about their degree programmes.

It is one of many sources of information which will enable you to make an informed decision on what and where to study.

Please note that some programmes do not have Unistats data available.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for BSc Applied Sport Science

Additional costs

There are some additional costs if you enrol on one of these programmes. Costs will depend on the programme and courses you choose and the type of research and/or placement you choose to engage in. For example, you may be required to apply to the Scottish government’s Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme if you want to work with children or vulnerable adults.

Funding

For more information on how much it will cost to study with us and the financial support available see our fees and funding information.

Fees and funding