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BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise

Abertay University
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
14,000 GBP
September 2022

14,000 GBP
September 2023

14,000 GBP
September 2024

About this program

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise

Gain a deeper understanding of the sciences that underpin sport, and discover how the body responds to sport by exploring topics including physiology, psychology and biomechanics, as well as social policy and sport development.

You can choose from a range of study programs that address the physiology and psychology of performance, the science of training practices, the development and social impact of sport and exercise (for example, on health and wellbeing), and the evaluation and analysis of sports performance.

You’ll be given access to our Human Performance Laboratory,Strength and Conditioning Suite and Motion Tracking Laboratory. This means you will be able to useequipment such as the environmental chamber, gas analysis, force platform and 2-D cameras.

This degree provides you with topical information, an ability to translate theory to practice, and the opportunity to gain relevant employment experience within the industry, while still providing you with the flexibility to follow your own interests.

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Admission requirements

General Requirements

  • All applicants must have passes in English and Maths - National 5 grade C or GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent. National 5 ESOL is accepted in lieu of National 5 English. National 5 Lifeskill Maths is not accepted in lieu of Maths.

Subjects that are accepted for entry

  • One of the following: Business Management; Classical Studies; Economics; English; ESOL; Geography; History; Media Studies; Modern Studies; Philosophy; Politics; Psychology; Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies; Sociology

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Social Science for Sport & Exercise
  • Introduction to Anatomy and Biomechanics for Sport and Exercise
  • Introduction to Physiology for Sport Exercise
  • Psychology of Exercise and Health

Year 2

  • Psychology for Sport and Exercise
  • Key Concepts in Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Placement and Skill Development when Working with Children in a Physical Activity Context
  • Key Concepts in Biomechanics for Sport and Exercise
  • Social Science of Physical Activity and Health

Year 3

  • Research Methods

Year 4

  • Sport Research Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • Scottish & EU Students: £1,820
  • English, Welsh & Northern Irish Students: £9,250
  • International Students: £14,000


Award Title: BSc (Hons)

Career paths

Graduates are typically well placed to work as sports development officers, high-performance coaches, scientific support specialists, outdoor instructors, fitness consultants, lifestyle managers, health promotion specialists, teachers, lecturers, physical activity leaders, or researchers.

The broad range of studies in Years 1 and 2 will give you a solid foundation, providing flexibility for your future career, while the emphasis on employability will allow you to experience the industry and meet key individuals in order to make your mark before even finishing your studies.

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Abertay University

Abertay University, in Dundee, is the UK University of the Year for Teaching Quality (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021) and a UK top 10 institution for both student satisfaction and teaching (Guardian University Guide 2021). Having...

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Abertay University
Bell Street
DD1 1HG Dundee
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