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University of Bolton

Sport and Exercise Science

UCAS Code: C603
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Sport & exercise science
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
98% MED
Average graduate salary
£16.6k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Want to get your sport career on track and exercise your academic muscles? The University of Bolton’s Sport and Exercise Science degree focuses on the role of scientific support in sport and exercise, and is a great preparation for an exciting range of careers in professional sport, teaching or scientific research. Whether your interest is in scientific support of professional sport, or engaging in practice towards physical activity and health, our BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science is a great route into the rapidly growing sports, exercise and physical activity sector. Expertly combining theory and practice, our dedicated team will guide you as you explore how physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, performance analysis, and strength and conditioning interact to address the challenges in sporting performance and physical activity. Endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES), our course offers academic knowledge and accredited practical expertise in the assessment and correction of sport techniques, physical and psychological preparation for competition, exercise and mental health, and sports nutrition. We’ll support you to develop scientific research and practical skills in our purpose-built laboratories and encourage you to work on existing and new projects in the school. Our exceptional faculty of academics have unparalleled experience of working in elite sport providing evidence-based support to athletes from Olympic events, Premier League football, Women’s football, and Super League Rugby League teams. Our ambition is to help you develop the understanding and applied skills required for career success in this exciting and competitive field.


The course includes the following modules: LEVEL 1: Research Methods & Professional Development Planning in Sport & Exercise Science; Introduction to Sport & Exercise Physiology; Foundations of Sport & Exercise Psychology; Introduction to Sport & Exercise Biomechanics; Introduction to the Performing Athlete and Physical Activity and Health. LEVEL 2: Further Research Methods & Professional Development Planning in Sport & Exercise Science; Sport & Exercise Physiology; Advanced Sport & Exercise Psychology; Sport & Exercise Nutrition; Sport & Exercise Biomechanics and The Performing Athlete. LEVEL 3: Sport & Exercise Science Project; Applied Interdisciplinary Practice; Work Experience; Sport & Exercise Psychology in Professional Practice and Advanced Sport & Exercise Biomechanics.

University of Bolton

Design studio

With a student body of around 13,000 you will get the best of all worlds at Bolton. You will be based on a modern, compact campus where no-one feels anonymous and, with small teaching groups on many courses, you can be sure you are a name, not just a number. Bolton itself is a friendly, thriving town close to the big cities of Manchester and Liverpool.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 82%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
30% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
9% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
299 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
71% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
32% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 98% MED
Average graduate salary £16.6k MED
Graduates who are sports and fitness occupations


Graduates who are customer service occupations


Graduates who are health associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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