We are pleased to confirm that Writtle University College and ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) are joining together. The merger will happen during the 23/24 academic year. Writtle’s full range of Higher and Further Education courses will continue to be delivered on site at the Writtle campus, enhanced by resources available at nearby ARU. If you are starting your course in September 2024, your degree will be awarded by ARU. Find out more about ARU, including our recent Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, at aru.ac.uk.
Sport & Health
The Diploma of Higher Education Sports Science with Exercise Referral consists of the first two years of the BSc (Hons) Sports Science with Exercise Referral 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.
|SEMESTER A||SEMESTER B|
|Introduction to Human Physiological Systems
|Nutrition for Health
|Professional Skills in Sport, Health and Wellbeing
|Individual Differences in Health, Sport and Exercise
|The Practice of Coaching
|Analysis of Human Movement and Performance
|Introduction to Psychology
|Introduction to Physical Literacy
|SEMESTER A||SEMESTER B|
|Research Skills in Sport, Health and Wellbeing
|Behavioural Change for Health and Wellbeing
|Strength and Conditioning Coaching
|The New Psychology of Health
|Skills for the Exercise Referral Practitioner
|The New Psychology of Sport and Exercise: A Social Identity Approach
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.
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)
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