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FdSc

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 2020
  • Course duration: Two-years full-time
  • * This course is now closed for entry for 2020, please ring our Clearing Hotline 0115 848 6000 to speak to one of our team to discuss current vacancies. *

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FdSc Sport and Exercise Science
Find out more about our Foundation Degree

What you'll study

Taught in 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

    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

    Professional and Academic Skills 2

    Training and Physical Activity Interventions for Sport and Health

    Performance Analysis (Team sport)

    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

How you’re taught

Covid-19 Planning

We will be adopting a range of blended teaching and learning techniques including online and face-to-face (where practical) to ensure that students can meet their learning outcomes in full. We will respond proactively to any national or local policy changes (including lock down) to ensure student safety as our primary concern whilst continuing to focus on offering a comprehensive student academic experience and will work flexibly with our students to ensure they are not disadvantaged by Covid-19.

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

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

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

To celebrate the launch of our courses in Mansfield, we are offering a Mansfield Scholarship Award to all students enrolling on a Nottingham Trent University Foundation Degree course starting in the 2020/21 academic year. The award will be for £925 per year and will be offset against the course fee on enrolment.

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

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418