Sport and Exercise Science
The BSc Sport and Exercise Science will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills to become a sport and exercise scientist.
SQA Highers: BBBB or ABBC including one science (Biology preferred)
GCE A-Levels: BBC, including 1 science
Irish Leaving Certificate: HL: ABBC2 or BBBB including 1 science
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 26 points (including 1 science plus 3 other subjects at HL)
Scottish Wider Access Programme: Access to STEM BBB
SQA Advanced Highers: BBB including 1 science
GCE A-Levels: BBB including 1 science
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 30 points (including English and 1 science plus 3 other subjects at HL)
SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Applied Sport and Exercise Science; Fitness, Health and Exercise (for SQA awards, minimum of Grade A in the Graded Unit)
SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Applied Sport and Exercise Science; Applied Sports Science; Fitness, Health and Exercise (for SQA awards, preference of Grade A in the Graded Unit and a minimum of a Grade B (preference of an A) in the Graded Unit for the HNC element of the HND)
Sport and exercise science is concerned with supporting athletes and sports clubs, improving health, preventing illness and helping recovery from illness through programmes of physical activity. You will study Human Physiology, Psychology and Biomechanics. Other key subjects covered include Physical Activity and Health, Injury in Sport and Exercise, Strength and Conditioning and Exercise for Special Populations. In addition, optional pathways will be offered to supplement the core disciplines.
are: Sport Development, Sport Coaching and Sport and Exercise Science,
providing an overview and basic understanding of all three disciplines.
Subjects include: Introduction to Sport Coaching, Academic Skills for Sport and
Exercise and Introduction to Sport Science.
develop specific areas of sport and exercise science understanding. Subjects
include: Principles of Sport and Exercise Physiology, Skill Acquisition and Sport
and Exercise Nutrition.
include: Measurement in Sport and Exercise Science, Biomechanics 1, Exercise
Physiology 2, Research Methods 2 and Strength and Conditioning Theory and
focus on the major disciplines of sport and exercise science including Exercise
and Special Populations, Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology, Injury in Sport
and Exercise and a dissertation.
opportunities exist in local authorities, education, professional sport and the
healthcare and science professions. UWS Sport and Exercise Science graduates
also work as research scientists, primary and secondary teachers, sport
coaches, medical reps and police officers.
In Year 3 you will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement with a relevant employer.