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BSc Sport and Physical Activity. Dr Rona Sutherland - Academic Selector - Deputy Course Leader . Course Structure - Year 1. Six compulsory classes Culture and Context of Sport and Physical Activity Introductory Physiology and Biomechanics Foundations of Physical Activity for Health

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Bsc sport and physical activity

BSc Sport and Physical Activity

Dr Rona Sutherland

- Academic Selector

- Deputy Course Leader


Course structure year 1
Course Structure - Year 1

  • Six compulsory classes

    • Culture and Context of Sport and Physical Activity

    • Introductory Physiology and Biomechanics

    • Foundations of Physical Activity for Health

    • Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity Psychology

    • Physiology and Biomechanics

    • Sports Practice 1


Course structure year 2
Course Structure - Year 2

  • Six compulsory classes

    • Coaching Practice and Sports Development

    • Key Concepts in Sport and Physical Activity Psychology

    • Measurement and Statistics

    • Physical Activity for Health, Fitness and Wellbeing

    • Physiology of Aerobic Exercise

    • Sports Practice 2


Course structure year 3
Course Structure - Year 3

  • Two compulsory classes

    • Placement and Professional Development

    • Research Methods for Professions

  • Three optional classes

    • Advanced Topics in Physical Activity

    • Nutrition for Health and Exercise

    • Research Project

    • Sports Practice 3

  • Elective class or a fourth optional class


Course structure year 4
Course Structure - Year 4

  • Two compulsory classes

    • Dissertation

    • Dissertation Research Skills

  • Three optional classes

    • Physical Activity with Special Populations

    • Physical Education in Schools

    • Practical Project in Physical Activity and Sport Development

    • Elective or a fourth optional class if not taken inyear 3


Study abroad
Study Abroad

  • Spend up to one year of your degree studying at a partner university

    • East Carolina University, USA

    • University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA

    • University of Victoria, Canada

    • University of Otago, New Zealand

  • Spend a full year or a semester abroad

  • Normally in the third year of study


Exit awards
Exit Awards

  • 120 credits (1 year)

    Certificate of Higher Education in Sport and Physical Activity

  • 240 credits (2 years)Diploma of Higher Education inSportand Physical Activity

  • 360 credits (3 years)BSc in Sport and Physical Activity

  • 480 credits (4 years)BSc (Hons) in Sport and Physical Activity


Graduate Careers

  • Active Schools Coordinator

  • Exercise Physiologist

  • Fitness Instructor

  • GP Exercise Referral Consultant

  • Health Promotion Specialist

  • Lecturer in Higher Education

  • Performance Analyst

  • Personal Trainer

  • Physical Education Teacher

  • Primary School Teacher

  • Researcher

  • Sport and Exercise Psychologist

  • Sport and Physical Activity Development Manager

  • Sports Development Officer

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach


Entry requirements
Entry Requirements

  • SQA Highers / Irish Leaving Certificate

    • ABBB at first sitting

    • AABB or BBBBB at two sittings

    • Compulsory Subjects

      • English (grade B)

      • Maths or a Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) (grade B)


Advanced highers

Advanced Highers

  • An Advanced Higher and a Higher are given equal credit and the grades for each qualification count towards the total grades required.


Entry requirements1
Entry Requirements

  • HNC B in Graded Unit

  • HND B in all Graded Units

  • Plus compulsory English qualification

    • SQA Higher English (grade B)

    • Higher Communication (EE3T) and Literature 1 (E9X8)

  • Second year entry may be possible witha relevant HND

  • Relevant HNC / HND courses include:

    • Health, Fitness and Exercise

    • Sports Development and Coaching


Entry requirements2
Entry Requirements

  • A levels

    • BBB

    • Compulsory Subjects

      • GCSE English and English Literature (grade B)

      • Maths or a Science (grade B) at AS level

  • International Baccalaureate

    • 32 points

    • Compulsory Subjects

      • English (SL5)

      • Maths or a Science (SL5)


Admissions
Admissions

  • Entry to the course is very competitive

    • Currently 50 places per year

    • About 800 applications per year

  • Application made via UCAS

    • Course Code CX63


Personal statement
Personal Statement

  • UCAS personal statement should reflect:

    • Strong evidence of a commitment to sport or physical activity, for example through coaching or volunteering

    • Enthusiasm for working with others

    • Relevant experience

    • Intentions following achievement of your degree


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