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HND Sport & Exercise Science

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Course title

Higher National Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science
(240 credits)

Campus location

Whittingham Campus/Coombswood Campus

Why study this course?

You will study the coaching science pathway that will provide both theoretical and practical development in a range of topics including training, testing and fitness, psychology, injury prevention, advanced coaching and performance analysis. In addition, you will have the opportunity to complete a Level 3 Personal Training qualification, improving your employability and knowledge.

The design of the course, with the opportunity for additional qualifications will enable potential progression into employment, on to further study and could therefore achieve careers in teaching, coaching, health and fitness and sports science.

Length of course

Full Time: One Year
Part Time: Two Years 

Compulsory modules

Sport & Exercise Science: Coaching Science

Year 1

  • Nutrition
  • Sport & Exercise Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Professional Skills
  • Training, Fitness and Testing
  • Coaching Practice and Skill Development
  • Technology in Sport
  • Injury Prevention
  • Additional Qualifications
  • Level 3 Personal Training

Year 2

  • Research Project
  • Performance Analysis
  • Advanced Coaching
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Work Experience
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Talent Identification and Development


Full Time and Part Time available for Autumn 2022 entry:

Full time timetables usually consist of two full days (12 hours of contact time per week) which includes a tutorial session.

A range of online support materials are available from the online learning environment, Moodle, to access to a range of journals from online databases.

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Assessments are work related and you will need to submit a portfolio for each of the modules, all of which must be passed.

There is a mixture of assessment methods across the course including practical assessments and observations, essays, reports, presentations, exhibits and one online examination.

We aim to design assessments around practical experience where possible, so expect to work with external partners and clients, such as grass roots clubs.

How to apply

Full-time students should apply via UCAS Apply, using the UCAS code: B403

Part-time applicants should apply via the ‘Apply’ link on the Halesowen College website.

If your qualification(s) are not listed, please contact Halesowen College’s Admissions Team for further guidance on 0121 602 7888.

Entry requirements

Applicants have typically achieved the HNC programme prior to progressing to the Level 5 HND. 

48 UCAS points

A Level 3 qualification in Sport or a similar discipline; or

2 or more A Levels; or

An Access to Higher Education Certificate

This profile should be supported by GCSE grades A* to C (or 4) in Maths and English Language.

A DBS will be required dependent on the environment of your second year work experience placement.

Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

Any other information an applicant would need to know at this initial stage?

Work Experience will be completed in the second year of study, a DBS will normally be required for this depending on the environment.

Students are required to purchase practical kit to be worn in practical sessions, visits and placements where necessary.

Start date

September 2023


September 2023 course timetable to be confirmed


September 2023 course timetable to be confirmed

Course fee

Full Time: £5775

Part time (two years): £2887.5 per year

Course code

Full Time: B40003

Part Time: B70015A

HE Loan available to eligible applicants.

Should any applicants have questions or queries concerning finance, please contact Admissions for further guidance:

Phone: 0121 602 7607

Or via the live chat facility on the College’s website

Study mode

Full Time and Part Time available for Autumn 2023 entry

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