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Sport and Exercise Science

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  • UCAS code(s): C601
  • Level(s) of study: Foundation degree
  • Study mode(s): Full-time
  • Location: NTU at Mansfield
  • Starting: September 2021
  • Course duration: Two years full-time
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FdSc Sport and Exercise Science
Find out more about our Foundation Degree

What you'll study

Taught at NTU Mansfield, this course will require you to apply your learning to address current challenges of both enhancing sporting performance and physical activity in local contexts. You will analyse current data, and plan and deliver interventions to enhance both sporting performance physical activity in identified groups. The course is designed to support you, through gaining relevant experience, to develop your academic understanding, your discipline-specific practical skills and your transferable professional skills, and to allow you to showcase these to employers or providers of further study opportunities.

On completion of the foundation degree you will be eligible to top-up to degree level study in Sport and Exercise Science.

  • Year One

    There are six modules in year one each worth 20 credits

    • Professional and Academic Skills 1
    • Physical Activity for Health
    • Performance Analysis (Individual Sports)
    • Coaching Theory and Practice
    • Physiology, Training and Testing for Sport and Exercise
    • Sport and Exercise Psychology 1
  • Year Two

    There are six modules in year two each worth 20 credits

    • Professional and Academic Skills 2
    • Training and Physical Activity Interventions for Sport and Health
    • Performance Analysis
    • Sport and Exercise Psychology 2
    • Nutrition for Sport and Health
    • Current Issues in Sport and Exercise

Course specification

View the full course specification
Please note that course specifications may be subject to change

Further information on facilities


We are continually investing in our facilities and transforming our learning and teaching environment to create an inspiring and innovative atmosphere. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has announced an exciting new partnership with West Nottinghamshire College, which will see its higher education (HE) provision delivered from the College’s main campus in Mansfield. Teaching will take place at the College’s £6.5 million University Centre, which opened in 2016 and which is equipped with the latest facilities and state-of-the-art technology. Facilities include:

  • Diner and Courtyard Café
  • Learning resource centre
  • Social spaces
  • Sports hall
  • Student support services
  • Students' Union
  • Dedicated study zones including PC suites

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

  • A-levels – DDE, including Physical Education, Mathematics or a Science subject* and excluding Critical Thinking and General Studies; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma** – MPP, including relevant Physical Education, Mathematics or Science modules; or
  • 64 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, including a Physical Education, Mathematics or a Science subject and excluding Critical Thinking and General Studies; and
  • GCSEs – English and Maths grade C/4.

Other requirements:

You may also need to complete:

  • an enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service check; and
  • a Prohibition Order check; and
  • a satisfactory placement suitability check.

* We may accept Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Sport Studies or Psychology

** If you are applying with a BTEC Extended Certificate you may also need an A-level in Mathematics or a Science subject or equivalent.

NTU may admit a student with advanced standing beyond the beginning of a course, through an assessment of that student's prior learning, whether it is certificated or uncertificated. Our Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer Policy outlines the process and options available to these prospective students, such as recognising experiential learning or transferring to a similar course at another institution, otherwise known as credit transfer.

All prospective students who wish to apply via Recognition of Prior Learning should initially contact the central Admissions and Enquiries Team who will be able to support you through the process.

How to apply

Ready to join us? Then apply as soon as you can. Just click the Apply button at the top of the page and follow the instructions for applying. Make sure you check the entry requirements above carefully before you do.

Keeping up to date

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You can get more information and advice about applying to NTU on our Your Application page. Good luck with your application!

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please call us on +44 (0)115 848 4200 or complete our enquiry form.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and funding pages will answer all your questions.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service.

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2494

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+44 (0)115 941 8418