• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Benefit from first-rate academic support and turn your passion for sports and science into a degree that equips you with the knowledge and skills required to understand the impact of physical activity and health at an individual and community level.

Physical Activity and Health (Hons) is one of the specialist routes within the sports portfolio at Abertay University  – this means you’ll make your choice of specialism at the end of stage two of the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise programme.   

This degree draws on the core disciplines of physiology, psychology, sociology and public health theory, allowing you to facilitate health promotion interventions – a crucial part of improving the wellbeing of the population.

You’ll go on to study more specific physical activity and health modules, covering areas such as public health policy and health promotion, as well as exercise prescriptions for general and specialist populations.

You’ll have access to our Human Performance Laboratory, with running, rowing, fitness testing and weights machines. You’ll also have opportunities to meet with a range of charitable health and social care organisations who regularly draw on the expertise of our lecturing staff within this facility.

Careers 

Graduates from this programme are well equipped to obtain employment in roles such as active schools and physical activity coordinators, health promotion workers in a community setting, and lifestyle analysts in gyms. 

This programme will also help develop valuable transferable skills, which will prepare you to take on a variety of professional challenges across diverse working environments. 

In addition, you'll have acquired the necessary knowledge and expertise to pursue postgraduate studies in a related area. 

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Public Health and Physical Activity
  • Physical Activity and Health Promotion 
  • Physiological Adaptations for Health 
  • Physiology of Lifestyle Diseases
  • Research Methods 
  • Sport Research Project 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    78

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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General Requirements

  • Years 1 or 2 Entry to year 1 or 2 of this programme is through the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise programme, which will allow you to progress to this programme at the end of Year 2.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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English, Welsh and Northern Irish Students: 9,250 GBP

Living costs for Dundee

  • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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