Sport and Exercise Science

Applied Sport and Exercise Science

BSc (Hons) (Top-Up)
Leaflet Code: CR40235FT


As the national demographic is continually changing in relation to both health and exercise participation the study of sport and exercise science is becoming more and more important. This programme has been specifically designed to allow students from either a Sport and Exercise Science or Health background to further develop their expertise both practically and academically in order to meet the demands of a range of interrelated industries. The flexibility of the innovative design allows full contextualisation of specific areas of specialism.

The programme benefits from state-of-the-art sports laboratory, strength and conditioning and sports coaching suites, equipment and facilities, including:
• Sports laboratory catering for physiological analysis including Cortex Metalyzer Gas Analysis, Douglas Bag Gas Analysis, Blood Lactate, Cholesterol and Glucose measurement and Wattbike Cycle Ergometer
• Fully equipped strength and conditioning suite with Olympic lifting equipment and video technology as well as resistance and cardio-vascular equipment
• Sports hall catering for a plethora of sports such as football, basketball, and badminton with stadium seating and video analysis equipment
• Performance analysis suite for conducting match analysis
• Outdoor playing fields and astro turf

  • Openshaw Campus
  • Full Time
  • 1 year
  • September 2024

Awarding Partner:

Manchester Metropolitan University

You will be taught by a team of experienced teachers with a wealth of knowledge and industry experience from the sport and fitness sector including dieticians, physiologists, psychologists and strength and conditioning coaches. All staff have or are working towards higher level Master’s or PHD qualifications. Our staff maintain strong links with Manchester Metropolitan University and regularly update their knowledge and skills.

• Higher National Diploma in relevant subject

• Foundation degree or equivalent Level 5 qualification in Sport

Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have previous learning towards a degree-level qualification or relevant industry or life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview.

UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.

Advanced Strength and Conditioning (30 credits)
Advanced Strength and Conditioning (30 credits). This unit aims to provide the learner with an understanding of the principles of theory and practice, bridging the gap between science and application that has been a driving force in the field of strength and conditioning. This will include the assessment and evaluation of athletes and athletic performance, the evaluation of the physiological and biomechanical demands of sports in relation to training and the development of strength and conditioning programmes.

Applied Nutrition for Health and Sports Performance (30 credits)
Applied Nutrition for Health and Sports Performance (30 credits). This unit will provide learners with an in depth analyse of nutrition and how it is linked to sports performance and health related diseases along with implementing nutritional strategies to improve performance and health.

Corrective Exercise (30 credits)
Corrective Exercise (30 credits). The unit will focus upon corrective exercise techniques that can help prevent injury (pre-habilitation) or help recover from injury after discharge from a medical professional. Common postural impairments will be examined.

Dissertation (60 credits)
Dissertation (60 credits). This unit will enable students to further develop general and discipline specific knowledge and skills through extended research activity. After consultation and agreement with the tutors the students will be required to undertake a Literature Review in the area of their choosing within the context of the programme studied; formulate a research proposal with research question/s and carry out the research as proposed.

Level 6
88% assignment
12% presentation

All of the books required for the course are available either from the library or as e-books. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. You may also need to print assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop and up to £50 each year for books and printing.

When undertaking your dissertation you may also need to factor in travel costs to and from your place of research if working with clubs etc

You may be required to have an enhanced DBS check for this course to ensure you meet both our and industry safeguarding requirements. Please note there will be an additional cost to your course fees to cover Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. Please see the GOV.UK website for DBS costs.

All students are subject to UCEN Manchester’s Terms and Conditions from the date they accept an offer to study here. The UCEN Manchester Admissions Policy and Procedure can be found here.