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Sport & Exercise Science


Key Facts

Level 5
Wakefield City Campus, ASIC Building
Start Date:
September, 2021
2 Years
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Based at our ASIC building, the course provides a specialist vocational programme that will allow students to develop a higher level of understanding in Sport & Exercise Science.

Alongside your study you will have the opportunity to gain additional vocational qualifications to enhance your future employability in either sports development and coaching or personal training and strength and conditioning.

Once you complete the two year programme you will be equipped with all the skills you need to gain employment in your chosen area or continue your studies onto a degree or teaching qualification.

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

Course Structure

We aim to enhance the quality of learning and your student experience and we believe that the attainment of multi-disciplinary skills is crucial to your success and will allow you to progress on to your applied specialism. Modules are of an applied nature throughout to facilitate your development into your preferred career choices.

HNC Modules include:

  • Nutrition
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • professional Skills
  • Coaching Practice and Skill Development
  • Training, Fitness and Testing
  • Injury Prevention
  • Sports Massage

HND Modules include:

  • Physical Activity, Lifestyle and Health
  • Community Coaching
  • Performance Analysis
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Physical Education and School Sport
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Advanced Nutrition
  • Sports Rehabilitation


Entry Requirements

Minimum 48 UCAS tariff points from A Levels or a Level 3 Diploma in a related subject. Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our APL process for accreditation towards this course. All applicants must complete a satisfactory interview.


Points Required

If you’re applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

Fees & Funding

£6,750  per year.

Course Costs Included in the fees


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.


  • Teaching 
  • Sport Scientist 
  • Sports Nutrition 
  • Community Coaching

The Level 5 Higher National Diploma is recognised by Higher Education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant sport-related courses, for example:

  • BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science
  • BSc (Hons) in Applied Sports Performance (top up)
  • BSc (Hons) in Physical Activity and Exercise Referral (top up)


HND Sport & Exercise Science