Sport & Health
The Diploma of Higher Education Sport and Exercise Science (Chronic Health Conditions) consists of the first two years of the BSc Sport and Exercise Science (Chronic Health Conditions) degree. Aimed at individuals who wish to develop their interest in sport science with a robust grounding in scientific principles relevant to the health and exercise industry.
Students will gain a strong scientific understanding of the sport science principles, whilst pursuing an interest in those individuals who are afflicted with compromising chronic health conditions.
This Two-year full-time award employs a range of established techniques to initiate and undertake the critical analysis of information and apply this to learning about rehabilitation, referral and chronic health conditions. As result, graduates will leave with the technical understanding and skills that will enable them to adapt to a changing workplace and assume significant responsibility within organisations. Students may also choose to further their study by continuing to the third year of the BSc honours programme in order to obtain a full BSc honours degree.
The awarded title of this course will change from 2023 to Diploma of Higher Education Health and Exercise Referral
|SEMESTER A||SEMESTER B|
|Physiology, Nutrition for Exercise||Research Skills in Sport and Exercise Science|
|Principles of Strength and Conditioning||Skills for the Exercise Referral Practitioner|
The following information provides the entry requirements for this particular course.
UCAS Tariff Points
GCE A Levels
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
BTEC Level 3 Diploma
C & G Level 3 Extended Diploma
C & G Level 3 Diploma
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/4 or above to include English, Maths and Science.
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.
Learning & Teaching Methods
The following list shows the variety of learning and teaching methods experienced on this course.
- Practical laboratory sessions
- Coaching sessions in the field
- Seminars and debates
- Online quizzes, wikis and activities
This course contains a variety of assessment methods to ensure practical and academic competence.
- Case studies
- Examinations - both multiple choice and essay questions
- Practical portfolios
- Reflective logbooks
- Presentations - both individually and in small groups
- Individualised coaching plans
- Practical assessments - both in small groups and individually
- Written assessments
- Peer and tutor observations