Sport and Exercise Science

University of the West of Scotland


Lanarkshire Campus


UWS's BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science prepares you for a career where you will learn how to support athletes in maximising their performance.

This degree focuses on the science behind high-performance sport and physical activity for the promotion of health.

The teaching on the BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science is research-led and promotes both health and performance elements of sport and exercise science.

Lab-based and practical tuition and assessments are a key feature of this degree and will develop your hands-on skills and sport and exercise knowledge.

Students in their final year of study will have a wide range of optional modules to select from which best suit their interests and career ambitions. A dedicated Physical Activity & Health pathway is available to 4th year students who wish to take a focused set of modules specific to that field of study.

Entry Requirements

2024 entry requirements
Standard entry:
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.

Progression Routes

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.

Start Date





BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


School of Health and Life Sciences


Sport and Exercise

SCQF Level