Diploma of Higher Education Sport and Exercise Science (Chronic Health Conditions) - Writtle University College
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Diploma of Higher Education Sport and Exercise Science (Chronic Health Conditions)

UCAS Code: CX71

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 following information provides the entry requirements for this particular course.

UCAS Tariff Points
80
GCE A Levels
80 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above
Irish Certificate
80 UCAS tariff points, to include 2 x B1 or H2 higher
Scottish Highers
80 UCAS tariff points, to include 2 x B
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
Total (IB) Diploma point score of 24 or more
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMP
BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DM
C & G Level 3 Extended Diploma
Pass (48 + in combination with other qualifications to meet 80)
C & G Level 3 Diploma
Distinction (72 + in combination with other qualifications to meet 80)

Please note:

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

GCSEs

All applicants must hold a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C/4 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.

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Practical laboratory sessions
  • Coaching sessions in the field
  • Seminars and debates
  • Case-studies
  • Visits
  • 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
  • Mini-projects
  • Reflective logbooks
  • Presentations - both individually and in small groups
  • Reports
  • Essays
  • Individualised coaching plans
  • Practical assessments - both in small groups and individually
  • Written assessments
  • Peer and tutor observations
There are a range of jobs within the sports industry and associated ancillary industries that would suit a graduate from this course. They include science-based roles such as working in the professional and amateur coaching environments and within the health and welfare sector. Alternative roles may include journalism, sales jobs for companies (providing products such as equipment). Graduates will also be able to consider relevant graduate schemes and postgraduate study.