• Study mode: Full Time
  • Location: Accrington and Rossendale
  • Duration: Three Years
  • Start Date: September 2019

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

Module Map

This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course.

Each module is worth a specified number of credits (typically either 15 or 30 credits for undergraduate courses). Compulsory (or ‘core’) modules cover key subject knowledge, while ‘option’ modules enable you to develop your own interests. For a full-time course you must take modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course. The number of option modules you can take depends on the number of compulsory modules at each level. You can find more information about how your course is structured via the Academic Advice pages.

Our teaching is informed by research and employer requirements, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the subject area. In addition, where we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an option module, this may not be offered. If an option module does not run, we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

The modules available on this course are as follows:

Year 1 Modules

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

Year 2 Modules

  • Research in Sport and Exercise
  • Coaching Skills and Education
  • Cognition and Emotion in Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • 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

Full Time Home and EU 2018/19: Please visit our partner college’s website for fee information. per year

Full Time International 2018/19: 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.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:
0330 123 2023

How do I apply?

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

The Big Deal

At Bucks, we believe in putting our students first. That’s why our Students’ Union have developed our exclusive ‘Big Deal’ package. We’re the only university in the UK to offer free access to such a diverse and exciting range of activities – all to enrich the university experience.

We offer FREE events and entertainment, additional skills workshops, sports, recreational activities, societies and paid student rep schemes. All at one of the top 10 Students’ Unions in the UK.  It’s a big deal!

Want to find out more? Visit our Students’ Union page or watch our video.