BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science Extended Degree


Sport and Exercise Science

About the course

UCAS Code: C607 | UCAS Institution Code: L68

If you are interested in pursuing a career in sport or exercise, this extended degree provides the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need to succeed.

Starting with a foundation year (Year 0/Level 3), this 4-year programme is ideal if you do not have traditional qualifications or meet the entry requirements for direct entry to a 3-year BSc (Hons).

During the foundation year, you will study in a highly-supportive environment, developing fundamental knowledge in key disciplines such as anatomy, physiology, sport and exercise science, research skills, psychology and coaching. This understanding will be developed further throughout your degree.

The foundation year also focuses on developing your academic and study skills, enabling you to take on the challenge of a degree with confidence.  You will learn about the roles of therapists and scientists in sport, focusing on how these careers can help to increase performance or prevent injury.

The majority of teaching for the foundation year takes place at City and Islington College¿s Centre for Applied Science, with the Anatomy and Physiology module being taught at London Metropolitan University¿s Holloway Road Campus. The foundation year is taught by City and Islington College teaching staff, with subsequent years taught by teaching staff from London Metropolitan University.

In addition to London Metropolitan University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, e.g. BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent e.g. Functional Skills at Level 2). Applicants who meet the UCAS points criteria but who obtained a D (grade 3 from 2017) in English and/or Maths at GCSE may be offered a University test in these areas.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Level 3 Modules include:

  • Sports Psychology and Coaching
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Academic and Research Skills
  • Aspects of Sports and Exercise Science

Level 4 Modules include:

  • Biomechanics and Training Principles
  • Practical Sport Experience
  • Sport and Exercise Anatomy and Physiology.

Level 5 modules include:

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Psychological Factors in Sport: Individuals and Teams
  • Practical Delivery in Coaching and Teaching

Level 6 modules include:

  • Sport Psychology and the Elite Athlete
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Work Placement
Modules may vary depending on the degree course selected.

You'll be assessed through progress tests, online tests, coursework, practical reports and presentations.

On successful completion of the foundation year (Level 3), you will progress directly onto either the Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons) or the Sport Psychology, Coaching and Physical Education BSc (Hons) at London Metropolitan University.

Graduates of the Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons) or Sport Psychology, Coaching and Physical Education BSc (Hons) are equipped to develop successful careers in the scientific, commercial or public sectors.

The course also provides general scientific training suitable for a wide range of careers.

I cannot speak highly enough of Candi

Desiree Henry

Desiree Henry

Studied: BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science

Destination: Competing for Great Britain in the 4x100m

Desiree is a 200m World Youth Champion as well as being the fastest U18 in the world for 200m, and the fastest U20 in Europe over 200m. In 2014 she won Gold in the women’s 4x100m at the European Championships in Zurich.

Whilst competing at elite level athletics, Desiree has studied Sport Science at the Centre for Applied Sciences.

She was bestowed with the great honour of lighting the Olympic cauldron at the London 2012 opening ceremony. Desiree also won the Student of the Year Award for 2013.

“I cannot speak highly enough of Candi.” Desiree said. “The College has provided me with the perfect environment to learn about my passion – sport, and has given me the support I need to compete and train.

“If you come to this College and work hard you will succeed and make a lot of friends along the way.”

Course information

Start date
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25 September 2017

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Applied Sciences
Class Type
Full time
Student Type
Adults (19+)
Higher Education
London Metropolitan University
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