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Sport and Exercise Science

UCAS Code: A101

Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


A level

C,E

Two 'A' level passes including one at grade C or above (one subject should be a life science)

Merit profile in a relevant Access course with 45 credits at Level 3. Biology based units must be graded at a merit or higher

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

Merit of higher in a relevant subject

UCAS Tariff

48

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

**Why choose this degree?**
- Develop expert subject knowledge in Sport & Exercise Science to help progress successfully into further study or the employment

- Support a deeper understanding of the interrelationships that exist between the topics and how these can be applied to enhance an individual’s fitness and therefore, performance and health

- Study more advanced Anatomy & Physiology and apply this theory to modern, scientific training methods to elicit maximal results

- Gain additional qualifications in Personal Training and Sports Massage to support progression in to industry-related employment

**What will I learn?**
The HNC programme in Sport & Exercise Science is designed to be a collaboration between theoretical knowledge and the application of this to a practical situation. This allows students to develop an understanding that will allow future progression to further study or to progress into the Sport and Fitness industry via employment. Students will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of key principles learnt at level 3 and explore how these work in unison to develop performance in both health and fitness.

Alongside the HNC course, students will also have the opportunity to work towards an industry recognised Personal Training qualification that will enable them to be suitably qualified for a career in this industry. There may also be opportunities to gain a personal training and/or sports massage qualification (please see below for fees).

**How will I be assessed?**
Assessment is primarily coursework based. The majority of assessments are developed internally whilst one-unit, Professional Skills, is an externally assessed piece of work. Coursework will comprise of practical portfolios, laboratory reports and essays. A work placement to be completed during the academic year will also support the successful completion of these.

**Where can I go from here?**
Students are able to progress directly into employment having gained a qualification in Personal Training and with the HNC programme providing evidence of knowledge and competence. Students may also be able to progress on to an HND (level 5) or BSc in sport related subjects at University.

Modules

• Nutrition
• Fundamentals of Sport & Exercise Psychology
• Anatomy & Physiology
• Professional Skills
• Training, Fitness and Testing
• Biomechanics
• Injury Prevention
• Technology in Sport

Assessment methods

Assessment is primarily coursework based. The majority of assessments are developed internally whilst one-unit, Professional Skills, is an externally assessed piece of work. Coursework will comprise of practical portfolios, laboratory reports and essays. A work placement to be completed during the academic year will also support the successful completion of these.

Tuition fees

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England
£4,980
per year
EU
£4,980
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,980
per year
Scotland
£4,980
per year
Wales
£4,980
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Andover College

Department:

Sport and Leisure

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