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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
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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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