Sport and Exercise Science emerged as an academic area within a developing body of knowledge that encompasses the parent disciplines of Physiology, Psychology and Biomechanics, along with additional sub-disciplines of Sport Nutrition and Performance Analysis. This programme adopts a multi-disciplinary approach with the aim of producing knowledgeable and skilful graduates in the field of Sport and Exercise Science.
The curriculum emphasises the development of skills and knowledge that will help further academic and vocational training and subsequent employment. Students will extend their knowledge and skills in a range of activities through integrated practical experiences. A research project in the final year allows students to integrate their knowledge and skills in an area of specific interest.
The course is endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and PD:Approval*, so you could gain extra industry-recognised qualifications within your degree which will means you could become a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).
*PD:Approval is the new name for SkillsActive (the Sector Skills Council for fitness qualifications). This enables us to award students with Level 2 Gym Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer qualifications following successful completion of appropriate modules at the required standard.
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Full-time: Three years, Sandwich Four Years, Part Time Five Years
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
Preston (Campus code: U)
Health & Fitness strand
Health & Fitness strand
More information about programme specifications and module information is available in the course handbook.
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
Fees for international students
Our typical offer is 104-112 UCAS Points Science preferable (Biology, PE, Sport and Exercise Science). We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction - Distinction*, Distinction*
Pass Access Course: 106 - 112 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 104-112 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no subscore lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, industry professional qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies are welcome and considered on an individual basis.
The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.Discover More
If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study for this degreeFoundation Entry Route
Not sure how many points you have? Use our handy calculator and find out.Points calculator
This course is based in the School of Sport and Health Sciences
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
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For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.