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BSc Hons

Applied Sports Performance (Top up)


Key Facts

Level 6
Wakefield City Campus, Lightwaves
Start Date:
September, 2021
1 Year
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The BSc (Hons) is designed to follow on from the FdSc and intends to further prepare you for a career in sports coaching.


This course allows students who currently hold a foundation degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) in Applied Sports Performance or related discipline to complete further study to top up their qualification and obtain a full honours degree.

The course combines work-based learning with academic study and focuses on meeting the knowledge and skills shortages of the industry. This course has excellent links with local sporting organisations and schools, so you can expect to develop the skills which employers really value. Students will develop important academic writing skills and the application of theory to practice;
evaluate concepts and theories; the multidisciplinary nature of Applied Sports Performance. This provides a challenging, vocationally led curriculum, that uses work based knowledge and real life scenarios, allowing development of a range of
transferable skills, abilities and competencies necessary for a successful career.

Employability is a key theme of the programme and the team are currently working closely with many professional teams such as Wakefield Trinity, Wakefield AFC and a number of key providers for students to undertake voluntary work to complement their academic programme.

Course Features
  • TEF Silver Award
  • Huge investment in our new Advanced Skills & Innovation Centre

Course Structure


Modules studied can include:

  • Advanced Conditioning and coaching (20 credits)
  • Applied Sports Nutrition in Sports Performance (20 credits)
  • Applied Physiology in Sports Performance (20 credits)
  • Research Methods Processes and planning (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (40 credits)





Entry Requirements


Foundation Degree in Applied Sports Performance or a similar subject.  Applicants with other Level 5 qualifications in appropriate subjects may also be considered.

Fees & Funding


£6,750 per year.

Course Costs Included in the fees


We have no formal course costs that form part of the programme, we do however offer optional trips and visits.

Course Costs Not Included in the Fees



Bursaries and scholarships


For more information visit our Higher Education funding page.

Other Financial Support


For more information visit our Higher Education funding page.



A sport science degree provides a great basis on which to build a career in the sports industry, as well as giving you highly transferable business and management skills

Job Options

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.


Students successfully completing the BSc (Hons) in Applied Sports Performance can continue externally onto a level 7 program at another institution.


I’m a mature student, so this course was ideal as it allowed me to juggle study and my jobs as Head Coach of the College rugby league and semi-professional Rugby League player. The delivery of the modules was excellent and I received brilliant support from staff. I know I wouldn’t have had as much support if I’d studied at a traditional university due to the sheer volume of students.

After I completed the course, I decided to stay on in my role as Head Coach as I wanted to establish a pathway for our students to go on and play professional rugby league by furthering our partnership with the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

I’d highly recommend the course to anybody who’s looking to continue their studies. I can’t speak highly enough of the staff and their specialist knowledge. Anybody who has aspirations of studying a degree program should seriously consider attending the University Centre at Wakefield College.

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Mark Applegarth
BSc Hons Applied Sports Performance (Top up)