The BSc Sport Development is designed to cover the key aspects of sport development. There is a strong emphasis on work-based learning and developing the practical skills relevant to the modern sports, health and fitness industries.
SQA Highers: ABBC or BBBB; including English (or ESOL), PE and 1 science^
GCE A-Levels: BBC, including English, PE and 1 science^
Irish Leaving Certificate: ABBC2 or BBBB
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 26 points (including English or a science plus 3 other subjects at HL)
SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Sport Coaching with Sport Development; Fitness, Health and Exercise; Sport and Recreation Management (for SQA awards, with Grade B in the Graded Unit)
SQA Advanced Highers: BBB including English, PE and 1 science^
GCE A-Levels: BBB including English, PE and 1 science^
SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Sport Coaching with Sport Development; Fitness, Health and Exercise; Sport and Recreation Management (for SQA awards, with a minimum of Grade A in the Graded Unit)
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 30 points (including English and 1 science plus 2 other subjects at HL)
SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Applied Sport and Exercise Science; Sports Coaching and Development of Sport; Fitness, Health and Exercise; Sport and Recreation Management (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)
The programme develops skills and knowledge to enable you to design strategies and programmes to increase community participation in sport and to develop youth talent. The programme boasts strong links to industry that are reflected in programme design, work experience opportunities and the employment outlook for UWS students.
Students have undertaken workplace learning opportunities with organisations such as Motherwell Football Club and Virgin Active.
Topics include introductory coaching, sport and exercise science, general academic skills, physical activity and health, and sport development.
Essential subjects are studied in more depth, with an introduction to sports policy, skills acquisition and workplace learning.
Studies become more specialised, focusing on practical applications. Topics include social issues in sport development and coaching, and psychology of sport and exercise. A second workplace learning experience is undertaken.
Global issues in sport development, sport development practice and policy and leisure facility management are covered. You will also undertake an Honours dissertation, a year-long independent study with a sport development focus.
Graduates are multi-skilled and equipped to provide sport development support and leadership in the sport, exercise and fitness industries. Opportunities for employment can be found in local authorities, professional sport and commercial and government organisations.
Students have undertaken exchange opportunities in Spain and the USA