• Study mode: Full Time
  • Location: Accrington and Rossendale
  • Duration: Three Years
  • Start Date: September 2017

Course Overview

The course will equip you with knowledge of sports science while emphasising its applications to coaching practice. The modules that you will study cover the fundamental principles of the three main sub-disciplines of sports science including physiology, sport psychology and sport biomechanics.

Course Details

What are the course entry requirements?

We welcome and encourage applications from a wide spectrum of potential students who may offer a combination of awards and experience. All applications are considered on an individual basis. We will take into account your motivation, ability, industrial experience and educational background.

Examples of appropriate entry qualifications are:-

At least 240 UCAS tariff points.
BTEC National Diploma or AVCE/GNVQ in an appropriate vocational area.
A GCE A-level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject.
This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at level A-C.
Advanced or Progression Diplomas (from 2010) where they demonstrate relevance to the Higher Education programme (UCAS tariff to be decided).
Access to Higher Education Diploma ? 60 credits, of which at least 45 must be achieved at level 3 (from 2010, with merit) and with an appropriate combination of modules.
Access to Higher Education Diploma modular achievement with 24 credits at level 3 (from 2010, with merit).
Open College level 3 qualifications (obtained in or before 2008) at 50% or above.
NVQ level 3 in relevant vocational areas.
GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or equivalent.
International English Language Test System (IELTS) 6.0
Relevant work experience/ professional qualifications.
This list is not exhaustive.

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

Course Modules

Year 1 Modules

  • Analysing and Improving Performance
  • Anatomy & Exercise Physiology
  • Foundations of Sport Psychology
  • Introduction to Coaching and Sport Development

Year 2 Modules

  • Coaching Skills and Education
  • Emotions and Performance in Sport and Exercise
  • Principles of Strength and Conditioning
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Physiology

Year 3 Modules

  • Applied Sport Psychology
  • Applied Strength & Conditioning
  • Professional Development and Practice
  • Research Project


How much does it cost

Fees for September 2017 to August 2018 entry

Full Time Home and EU: Please visit our partner college’s website for fee information. per year

Full Time International: Please visit our partner college’s website for fee information. per year

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change. Fee costs for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation, course delivery costs or subject to government regulations.

For information on financial assistance to support your learning, visit our Undergraduate Fees and Funding section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Student Centre on:
01494 603 020

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applynow