Truro and Penwith College

BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Health Science

Rated Gold (2017) by the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and Ofsted Outstanding (2016), Truro and Penwith College provides a range of quality degree courses with employer needs in mind. All students benefit from an excellent support network that helps to put them on the best footing for a successful future after graduating. Finding themselves at home in purpose-built buildings with expert lecturers and access to industry-standard equipment, students can study a quality University course right here in Cornwall. 

A variety of people enter Higher Education with an assortment of experiences and commitments, but with the flexibility at the heart of our programmes, the College offers a compressed timetable and small class sizes to allow students to study in a relaxed and supportive environment. Whatever your background, studying University courses at Truro and Penwith College means an opportunity to study locally, the chance to fit home or part-time work around your lectures and the one thing all our students have in common – the shared experiences of a quality education right here in Cornwall.

For more information visit the Truro and Penwith College website.

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • TRUR3054 Honours Dissertation

      This dissertation aims to provide students with the opportunity to research and produce a synopsis within an area of their own choosing approved by staff and college ethics committee. The synopsis must then pass an ethical board before the student may complete their dissertation under academic supervision.

    • TRUR3055 Athlete Development and Sport for all

      This module will increase students¿ understanding of the concept of how athletes are developed, through specific models of development, as well as intervention strategies for general sports participation, in order to promote a healthy lifestyle.

    • TRUR3056 Contemporary Issues in Sport and Exercise

      The module aims to develop students¿ critical awareness of contemporary issues associated with various aspects of sport and exercise. This module adopts a problem-based approach, requiring the student to consider innovative and creative solutions to contemporary problems from theoretical and pragmatic perspectives.

    Optional modules
    • TRUR3057 Movement Analysis

      This module is designed to allow students to develop the principles of biomechanics of sport to more applied study. Students will utilise and critically evaluate a range of movement analysis tools, with an emphasis on quantitative and semi-qualitative kinematic analysis.

    • TRUR3058 Psychology for Performance and Health

    • TRUR3059 Diet for Performance and Health

      The module will use research and critical analysis of diet and how recent theoretical knowledge can enhance performance and health. Students will be able to practically apply techniques that have been recently developed to clients to explore how optimising diet can aid performance and health.

    • TRUR3060 Sports and Exercise Physiology

      This module will allow integration and synthesis of physiological factors of performance and exercise in order to apply conceptual knowledge to enhance performance and health.

    • TRUR3062 Physical Activity and Public Health

      This module aims to provide students with an in depth understanding of public health in relation to physical activity within society. A range of intervention strategies will be examined through utilising appropriate methods and frameworks.

    • TRUR3068 Reflective Practice for Sport & Health

      Students will gain self-awareness through understanding the effect of their actions on others. Students will gain a critical perspective of self, through developing the ability to adapt, analyse and respond, in varying work related environments. Students will become `thinking¿, progressive practitioners who will be given the opportunity to link relevant theoretical concepts of reflection into practice.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

EU applicants should refer to our dedicated Brexit webpage for details of the implications of the UK’s plans to leave the European Union.

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email

Our partnership with Truro and Penwith College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Studying with Truro and Penwith College

We’re one of the leading colleges in the country, delivering teaching and learning to the highest level. With three modern campuses at Truro, Penwith (at Penzance) and Tregye, we provide you with a unique university experience.

Find out more about studying at Truro and Penwith College