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Edinburgh Napier University

Physical Activity and Health

UCAS Code: C6C8

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

Including Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Psychology or PE. GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths, GCSE Grade C/4 in English & one of Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Double Award Science at Grades CC also required.

Access to HE Diploma

D:12,M:33

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a related subject with 45 credits overall with minimum 33 Credits at Merit & 12 Distinction to include Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Psychology or PE at Level 3. Maths, English and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics required at Level 2 or equivalent.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4 including a Science^ at minimum grade 5. 4 points in SL Maths (excluding Maths Studies), 4 points in SL English & one of Biology or Chemistry or Physics.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H3,H3

Grades H2, H2, H3, H3 at Higher Level to include Biology or Human Biology or Chemistry or Physics. Grade O4 at Ordinary Level in Maths and Grade O4 at Ordinary Level in English & one of Biology or Chemistry or Physics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject. GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths, GCSE Grade C/4 in English & one of Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Double Award Science at grades CC also required.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C

Including Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Psychology at Grade B. Please note SQA Higher PE at Grade B will be accepted in lieu of a Science if studied alongside SQA Higher Maths (Minimum Grade C required). National 5 C in Maths (excluding Lifeskills), & National 5 C in English & one of Biology or Chemistry or Physics. The grades listed above are our standard entry requirements. You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet specific widening participation criteria as outlined in our contextual admissions policy. An adjusted offer will be lower than our standard entry requirements. For further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies please see our website.

UCAS Tariff

102-104

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

65%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Healthcare science

Sport and exercise sciences

Become a professionally recognised practitioner changing lives for the better.

A 2012 study in the Lancet highlighted that inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for non-communicable, chronic disease such as cardiovascular disease, types of cancer, obesity and type 2 diabetes and accounts for over 3 million preventable deaths per year, this includes depressive symptoms and poor mental well-being.

The NHS is overrun with these diseases, but in many cases they can be effectively prevented or managed through physical activity. Our degree has been developed to teach our students how physical activity and exercise can do this.

We have developed this multidisciplinary degree in line with the professional standards set out by CIMSPA and it delivers exactly what employers are looking for. We will help you develop your scientific understanding and practical skills for a successful career in the health and fitness industry or postgraduate study.

Please visit our website for full course and module details.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£12,845
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sighthill

Department:

School of Applied Sciences

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Sport and exercise sciences

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Subjects allied to medicine

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

43%
UK students
57%
International students
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
0%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

93%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
62%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,500
high
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
0%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

97%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Caring personal services
1%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Courses like this are more usually taken at postgraduate level - very few students take one of these degrees as a first degree. There isn't a great deal of reliable information on the employment prospects for these graduates so bear that in mind when you review the stats. Students tend to go on to further study or pursue jobs within the healthcare sector, but it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

Sport and exercise sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
88%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Sports and fitness occupations
13%
Leisure and travel services
9%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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