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BSc (Hons) Sport, Health and Exercise

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East Coast College (Great Yarmouth)


One year full-time.

Typical Offer: 

FdA or FdSc



This course is designed for those who are committed to sport, health and exercise and have a passion to make a positive contribution to the health and lifestyle of their local community.

Lecturers offer in-depth vocational expertise from the public and private sectors, as well as research interests in strength, conditioning and exercise, the social and contemporary issues in sport, fitness, health and exercise, and psychology and dance sciences. 

The progression year allows holders of appropriate Foundation degrees to achieve a full BSc (Hons) degree. Students continue to apply the themes of developing transferrable skills and academic knowledge whilst demonstrating greater levels of autonomy. The course offers innovative and varied modules including: physical performance science; functional movement education; wider determinants of health; sustainable professional practice and a dissertation. It is intended that the skills and knowledge developed on these modules can be applied to a wide range of sectors including the general population and athletes. Students will be encouraged to consider all individuals to be occupational athletes and assess the impact of their occupation on their health.

Students are able to take advantage of the excellent facilities on campus including a modern gym, sports hall, exercise referral suite and well-being facilities. Students also benefit from excellent links with industry, such as East Coast Community Health Care, Lowestoft and Yarmouth RUFC, Sentinel Leisure Trust, Health Professionals, other local sports teams and health partnerships.

Course modules

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Undergraduate Dissertation (Mandatory)
Sustainable Professional Practice (Requisite)
Physical Performance Science (Requisite)
Functional Movement Education (Requisite)
Wider Determinants of Public Health (Requisite)

Career opportunities

Graduates will have developed knowledge of sport, exercise, health, fitness training, and sports development, and will be better placed for professional employment and career development in these sectors.

Fees and finance


  • Full-time tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
  • International tuition fee: £13,330 p.a.

Further Information                                                       

  • Detailed information about Tuition Fees
  • Find out more about Financial Support eligibility.
  • Also see Loans and Grants.
  • At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for.

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

FdA or FdSc

All applicants are required to hold GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. Applicants who do not hold these qualifications may be considered on an individual basis based upon their overall application and the course applied for.

If you do not hold these qualifications please contact Admissions directly on 01473 338348 to discuss.

Also see How to Apply

International Requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

Also see International and EU. 

Transferring Credit

If you have previously studied at higher education level before you may be able to transfer credits to a related course at the University of Suffolk and reduce the period of study time necessary to achieve your degree.