Course Overview

You’ll use cutting-edge Sport and Exercise Science to succeed in the industry, whether that’s maximising the performance of athletes or improving the health and wellbeing of the community.

This Foundation Year will give you the knowledge and skills essential to a successful transition to the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science.

Throughout the BSc (Hons) course, you will be working in sport, and/or within a healthcare context, you’ll use Staffordshire University’s first-class facilities for analysing sporting performance – and you’ll develop a critical understanding of key areas in sport and exercise science, such as physiology, psychology, and biomechanics. The University has invested over half a million pounds on updating and building new sport and exercise laboratories, to provide state-of-the-art facilities for your learning.

The BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science course is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise (BASES), although does not currently include the new strength and conditioning pathway.

Awarded By ident
Sport & Exercise Science (Degree Foundation)

Degree Timetable

To view the Sport & Exercise Science timetable, click here.

Course Content

The Sport and Exercise Science Foundation Year is made up of four modules:

  • Coaching in Sport
  • Research Methods & Study Skills
  • Social Aspects of Sport
  • Sport Science (Including Psychology)

Academic Commitment

Teaching will take place at the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College and Staffordshire University’s main campus and sports facilities, which will amount to 13.5 hours per week.


To cover the diverse content of this course and to give you a thorough basis of sports knowledge, you will be taught through lectures, seminars and group work.

You will be assessed through a variety of different formats, this includes presentations, practical coaching and written assignments.

Where Courses Become Careers

The successful completion of the Sports and Exercise Science Foundation Year will enable you to progress onto a number of undergraduate degree programmes at Staffordshire University.

Potential courses include:

  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Therapy
  • PE and Youth Sport

Entry Requirements

A typical offer is 48 UCAS points, made up of Level 3 equivalent qualifications, including A Level and BTEC courses. Additionally, we welcome applications from people with a variety of qualifications, skills and experience. Each application will be assessed on their individual merits.


For more information, and to apply, visit this link and select the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College option


If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions:

E: admissions@stokesfc.ac.uk