BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Performance - Writtle University College

BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Performance

UCAS Code: C600

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  • This course combines the essential sports science theory with practical experience in coaching and participation. The science-based course is designed for the student who wishes to pursue a programme with strong physiological, biomechanical and psychological elements combined with the theory and a practical approach to coaching and performance at all levels. The course provides students with the opportunity to complete National governing Body coaching qualifications and Sports Coach UK awards. The final year dissertation aims to develop research skills within the context of the sports science sector. Graduates will have a broad scientific training, but more importantly the wide range of assessment will allow them to communicate their understanding to others and apply their skills to specific situations.
  • Course Modules

  • Information about each module can be viewed by clicking on the module title within the table below.


    These are the modules that are offered in this academic year; however, the optional modules available may be subject to change for the following reasons:

    • Staff availability - for example the availability of staff to deliver specialist modules, which cannot be delivered by staff who do not have the relevant specialist expertise.
    • In response to feedback and annual review processes to ensure we continually enhance our programmes. Changes in these circumstances will usually be made for the benefit of students.
    • Student demand - to ensure there are adequate numbers on a module to support the provision of an excellent Learning & Teaching experience.
    • The currency of the relevant module. Some modules are specified at a time when they reflect the issues that are currently topical in the subject area. They may have lost that currency by the time that the student is required to exercise the option. In the circumstances, in order to ensure that students are provided with an appropriate learning experience, those modules will be replaced by those which are relevant to the changing nature of the subject area.

    The Writtle University College will endeavour to ensure that any impact on students is limited if such changes occur.

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  • Entry Requirements

  • The following information provides students with the entry requirements for this particular course.

    UCAS Tariff Points
    GCE A Levels
    96 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above
    Irish Certificate
    96 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x B1 or H2 higher
    Scottish Highers
    96 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x B
    International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
    Total (IB) Diploma point score of 24 or more
    BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
    BTEC Level 3 Diploma
    C & G Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720)
    Distinction (96)
    C & G Level 3 Extended Diploma
    Merit (96)
    C & G Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080)
    Merit (96)
    C & G Level 3 Diploma
    Distinction (96)

    Please note:
    An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.

    All applicants must hold a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C or above to include English, Maths and Science.

    Access course
    Writtle University College welcomes applicants studying Access to HE Diploma courses. For more information please contact Admissions.

    Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL/APEL)
    Information about our Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL/APEL) policy can be found on our Higher Education Regulations and Policies page.

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  • Learning & Teaching Methods

  • The following list shows the variety of learning and teaching methods experienced on this course.

    • Exercise testing laboratory practicals
    • Tutorials
    • Seminars and debates
    • Inquiry-based learning
    • Visits
    • Online quizzes, wikis and activities
    • Laboratory practical classes including dissections

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  • Assessment Methods

  • This course provides a mix of assessment methods including.

    • Practical assessments - both in small groups and individually
    • Examinations - both multiple choice and essay questions
    • Presentations - both individually and in small groups
    • Essays
    • Assessed seminars
    • Case studies
    • Experimental work and laboratory reports
    • Poster presentations
    • Debates
    • Dissertation

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  • Employment Details

  • This list of careers below are those that graduates from this programme have been successful in.

    • Physical Education Teachers
    • Physiotherapists
    • Sports Lecturers
    • Sports Journalism
    • Personal Trainers
    • Post-graduate study

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  • Useful Information

  • The following activities are compulsory for this course.

    • A ‘fun’ social activity at a cost of £60 (each year)
    • A residential field trip at a cost of approximately £190 (2nd year only)

    Students also have the opportunity to take part in various official National Governing Body (NGB) sports courses and qualifications. These courses and qualifications normally cost no more than £30 each (possible to do between 1 and 2 each year).

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