Sport and exercise science is concerned with supporting athletes and sports clubs, improving health, preventing illness and helping recovery from illness through programmes of physical activity. You will study Human Physiology, Psychology and Biomechanics. Other key subjects covered include Physical Activity and Health, Injury in Sport and Exercise, Strength and Conditioning and Exercise for Special Populations. In addition, optional pathways will be offered to supplement the core disciplines.
2023 entry requirements
4 Highers at AABB including a science subject (Biology preferred) or Physical Education plus English and Maths at National 5.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at BBBB including a science subject (Biology preferred) or Physical Education plus English and Maths at National 5.
You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.
As an Applied Sport and Exercise graduate, you will be multi-skilled and will be multi-skilled and will be equipped to provide support in the sport, exercise and health and science industries, with opportunities in local authorities, professional sport, health care and science professions. Alternatively you may decide to continue your studies by pursuing postgraduate opportunities in research, physiotherapy, sports medicine and teaching.
School of Health and Life Sciences
Sport and Exercise