Sport & Health

Foundation Year (Sport and Exercise Science)

Studying for a degree with an integrated foundation year will offer you a supportive environment if you have been out of education for a few years or do not have the necessary UCAS points from your recent course of study.

The Foundation Year (Sport and Exercise Science) is the first year of a four-year undergraduate degree. Following the completion of the foundation year students will progress onto their pre chosen sport and exercise science degree pathway.

Students can choose from the following integrated foundation year sport and exercise science degree courses.

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Coaching) with Foundation Year
UCAS Code:DF60


BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Chronic Health Conditions) with Foundation Year
UCAS Code:DF70


* BSc (Hons) Health and Physical Literacy with Foundation Year
UCAS Code:C660


* BSc (Hons) Health and Exercise Psychology with Foundation Year
UCAS Code:C680


Please note:
Following successful completion, students will progress to the next year of their pre chosen Sport and Exercise Science degree course programme.

Please see our Sport and Exercise Science degree course programmes below for details of modules taught following the foundation year.




The following titles are the modules you will complete whist studying the BSc (Hons) Health and Physical Literacy degree:

Year 1

  • Professional Skills in Sport, Health and Wellbeing
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Human Physiological Systems
  • The Practice of Coaching
  • Introduction to Physical Literacy
  • Analysis of Human Movement and Performance
  • Individual Differences in Health, Sport and Exercise
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition Science

Year 2

  • Optimising Health through Nutritional Strategies
  • Enhancing Physical Capabilities through Physical Literacy
  • Coaching and Leadership
  • Developing Innovative and Inclusive Practice
  • Research Skills in Sport, Health and Well-being
  • Principles of Strength and Conditioning
  • Physical Activity & Mental Health
  • Work Placement

Year 3

  • Capstone Project
  • Applied Coaching Science
  • Pedagogical Approaches to Physical Literacy
  • Philosophy of Physical Literacy
  • Work Placement
  • Teaching of Games for Sport (and Physical Literacy)

Modules are subject to change and availability.


The following titles are the modules you will complete whist studying the BSc (Hons) Health and Exercise Psychology degree:

Year 1

  • Professional Skills in Sport, Health and Wellbeing
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Human Physiological Systems
  • The Practice of Coaching
  • Fundamentals of Neuroscience and Neuropsychology
  • Exercise, Health and (outdoor) Lifestyle/Activity
  • Individual Differences in Health and Exercise
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition

Year 2

  • Enhancing Physical Capabilities through Physical Literacy
  • Physical Activity and Mental Health
  • Coaching and Leadership
  • Developing Innovative and Inclusive Practice
  • Research Skills in Sport, Health and Wellbeing
  • Behavioural Change for Health and Wellbeing
  • Skilled Performance under Pressure
  • The Coach-athlete Relationship in Sport and Exercise

Year 3

  • Capstone Project
  • Applied Coaching Science
  • Group Dynamics in Sport and Exercise
  • Research Developments in Health & Exercise Psychology
  • The Practice of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Modules are subject to change and availability.

 

Applicants should have achieved 5 GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above, to include English and preferably Maths. Equivalent qualifications in lieu of GCSEs may also be considered. Consideration is also given to applicants who have significant industry experience, but no formal qualifications. Applications from mature candidates are welcomed.

UCAS Tariff Points

32 tariff points.

GCE A Levels

Minimum 32 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A Level grade E or above.

Irish Certificate

32 UCAS tariff points in the Irish Leaving Certificate. This must include a minimum of one Highers at H4 or above.

Scottish Highers

32 UCAS tariff points in Scottish Highers. This must include a minimum of one Higher grade D or above.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

32 UCAS tariff points in an IB Diploma, to include a minimum of one Higher at H3 or above. This must also include Maths and English Language at a minimum of Standard Level S3 if equivalent GCSE's have not been obtained.

Overseas students:

Considered on individual merit and level of qualifications / evidence of English language ability. International students will need an IELTS score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5 in all elements.

Mature Students:

We particularly welcome applications from mature students, each application is considered on its own merit.

Students are taught using a variety of learning and teaching methods, depending on your chosen sport and exercise science degree course these include.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Practical laboratory sessions
  • Coaching sessions in the field
  • Seminars and debates
  • Case-studies
  • Visits
  • Online quizzes, wikis and activities

Students are assessed in a variety of ways many, depending on your chosen sport and exercise science degree course these include.

  • Practical assessments - both in small groups and individually
  • Practical portfolios
  • Presentations - both individually and in small groups
  • Reflective logbooks
  • Case studies
  • Critiques of literature
  • Written assessments
  • Examinations - both multiple choice and essay questions
  • Reports
  • Peer and tutor observations
  • Capstone Project

Notes

* Subject to final validation approval