Sport and Exercise Science with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

Key Information

Course duration: 4 Years

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Subject Ranking

Ranked 69th for Sports Science (View subject table)

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    62.0 / 100.0
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    4.42 / 5.00


UCAS Course Code: C601

15 January

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
SQA Higher This qualification is accepted but no typical grades have been provided
SQA Advanced Higher This qualification is accepted but no typical grades have been provided
UCAS Tariff: 48 Students should have 48 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 1 A Level (or equivalent).

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Home students: £9,250 per year
EU students: £9,250 per year

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The Course


This course, which has endorsement from the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), prepares you for work in this fast-moving field. As part of your degree, you’ll work with athletes and members of the public to understand and apply the four key disciplines of sport and exercise science: physiology, psychology, biomechanics and nutrition. The field of Sport and Exercise Science applies to all levels of exercise – from the general population to elite performance. It uses scientific principles and techniques to help educate and improve the quality of health and wellbeing of individuals, and enhance the performance of athletes and teams across an array of sports at national and international level.

This course gives you the skills you need to work at the top level. You’ll explore the nature of human performance from health through to athletic excellence; how the human machine operates when engaged in sport and exercise, and how to interpret and evaluate its responses. You’ll learn to work safely and ethically as a sport and exercise scientist within our BASES accredited laboratories housed in the Cambridge Centre for Sports and Exercise Science. You’ll develop key employability skills in both an applied and research setting, as well as gain effective practical skills that are in demand from top level clubs,sporting organisations and in clinical practice.

You’ll get involved in a wide range of activities on this course, anything from strength and conditioning training through to testing VO2max to understand the limits of both athletic performance and human capability. You’ll benefit from highly-experienced lecturers, including current athletes, coahes,practising professionals and world leading reasearchers. Our team currently includes a Paralympian World Record holder, Scottish Women’s Rugby player and Judo champion, right through to those working behind the scenes such as sports analysts, psychologists,nutritionists and strength and conditioning coaches (i.e. BASES Accredited Sport Scientists). In addition to all of this, we offer optional training opportunities where you will have the opportunity towork as a strength and conditioning coach in a high performance sporting environment, be part of the exercise testing consultancy team and you’ll have the opportunity to join a number of sports clubs and societies as part of Active Anglia. Additionally financial support is available for promising high-performance athletes. Check out our scholarships and bursaries that we offer to promising athletes.

During the course, you’ll be encouraged to improve your employment prospects by making connections with industry. For example, you should consider becoming a student member of the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES). You can then attend, and even present at, their student conferences. We also have links with a wide range of sporting organisations, including: Living Sport (Cambridge and Peterborough Sports Development); British Paralympic Association; British Cycling; British Judo Association; European College of Sports Medicine; American College of Sports Medicine; England & Wales Cricket Board. We also have strong research and collaboration links with the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge; Deoartment of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University Paris-Saclay and The Department of Sports Science University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. If you’d like to continue your studies we offer a wide range of full-time and part-time postgraduate courses, including MSc Sport and Exercise Science as well as PhD opportunities.

Start Dates

  • 16 September 2019 at Cambridge Campus

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