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Sport, Physical Activity and Health BSc (Hons)

Ulster University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Magee, Londonderry

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The physiological, behavioural, social, cultural and nutritional perspectives of health enhancing physical activity for the general population. The serious public health problems associated with obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes are well publicised. Physical inactivity is a contributory factor to 17 chronic disease conditions and the World Health Organisation (WHO) figures have shown that a lack of regular activity results in 3.2 million deaths worldwide, making it the fourth leading cause of global mortality.

Regular physical activity and exercise result in a number of well-established physical, psychological and social health benefits. Despite this, physical activity levels in Northern Ireland and Great Britain remain low with less than 40% of the population currently meeting government guidelines with particular population groups undertaking dangerously low levels of daily physical activity.

This course aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of both the science underpinning and methods employed, to promote health enhancing sport and physical activity. You will undertake study in the physiological, behavioural, social, cultural and nutritional perspectives that impact upon sport, physical activity and health at individual and societal levels. Upon graduation you will possess a wide range of knowledge and skills that will enable you to work as a professional, bringing about an increase in people’s physical activity whilst reducing their sedentary behaviour.

The course offers small group teaching, hands-on experience in our dedicated Exercise Laboratory and a one-year work placement with the opportunity to obtain a Diploma in Professional Practice.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,910per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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A level : BBC

To include A Level Grade B in at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physical Education, Psychology, Sports Studies or Double Award Applied Science.You may satisfy the requirement for the A-level C grade by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications recognised by the University.

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University information

Ulster University

  • University League Table

    60th

  • Campus address

    Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

Renowned for its warm welcome, Ulster recruits international students from over 100 countries across the globe and has over 200,000 alumni worldwide.
Ulster delivers a world-class UK university experience with the added benefit of being one of the UK's most affordable locations.
An international student experience team delivers a bespoke orientation programme and offers pastoral support to international students during their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 84 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    142 71%

    22nd

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%

    64th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    49th

    10

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