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Sport (Sports Performance) FdSc

University of Bath

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

Combine your practical experiences from your training and coaching environments with the academic study of the factors that influence high performance sport.

You’ll integrate the study of high performance sport with your own experience as an athlete, coach or practitioner. You'll develop skills and knowledge in athlete training, competition and contemporary sports performance issues. You’ll explore a wide range of sports performance subjects and examine how these disciplines are integrated across a diverse range of sporting contexts.

From the start of the course, you will explore fundamental sport and research topics. You’ll gain a wide range of study skills to prepare you for a variety of sport-related careers. It will appeal if you’re performing at a high standard in your chosen sport. The course attracts athletes and professional players (sometimes retired) who are considering academic study to support future career aspirations.

In your first and second years you'll gain an in-depth understanding of sports performance through exploring a broad set of academic disciplines such as physiology, psychology, sport coaching and development, whilst developing knowledge in areas such as training principles, sport career transitions, performance analysis, and strength and conditioning.

BSc (Hons) one year

On completion of the foundation degree at the required academic standard, you may progress to the one-year BSc (Hons) Sport (Sports Performance) (Work-based Learning) course.

Professional practice

The course has been designed for those who wish to continue their education alongside sports training and performance. The Sports Performance cohort is a great mix of competitive and like-minded student athletes.

Prepare for your future

Graduates from our courses are in demand by a wide range of employers. This includes sport science support, public health, exercise medicine and rehabilitation, sports management, sports coaching and development.

Graduates from our sport, exercise and health courses have gone on to work for:

  • BUPA
  • Cambridge Medical Robotics
  • Coaches Voice
  • Hawk-Eye Innovations
  • MoveGB
  • Sports Surgery Clinic
  • Department of Health & Social Care
  • UK professional rugby union clubs
  • UK professional football clubs

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

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A level : CCC

CCC in three A level subjects.We will not require a pass in any separate science practical endorsement for a science A level if you apply for entry in 2022 (or deferred entry in 2023).T level Typical offerWe are currently assessing our approach to T level qualifications for this course. Please contact our Admissions Progression Team ( for further guidance.


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University information

University of Bath

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  • Campus address

    University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7AY, England

The University of Bath includes students and staff from all over the world. Over 130 nationalities are represented among nearly 4,000 international students.
Extra support is offered to students when they arrive, including collecting them from Heathrow Airport and organising a welcome programme of events.
English language support is available to non-native English speakers, helping them to continue building their language skills while they study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    158 72%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84.0 84%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%



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