Sport & Fitness

North East Scotland College boast a number of sport and fitness facilities at our Aberdeen City and Fraserburgh Campuses. These are used extensively for learning and teaching purposes, but are also available for extra–curricular supervised sessions.

The combination of NESCol's excellent resources and affiliation with a number of outstanding sports facilities, including Robert Gordon University (RGU): Sport, Aberdeen Sports Village (ASV), Pittodrie, and local fitness clubs, means that students will develop industry knowledge and skills in the very best of learning environments. There are also opportunities for students to gain work experience in real life work places.

Listed below are the current progression routes available for Sport & Fitness. It's always worth taking another look as the list is updated regularly. Terms and conditions may apply.

Courses within this subject area

  • North East Scotland College
  • Robert Gordon University

Our course in Sports and Exercise Science will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in this exciting industry. You'll emerge with valuable practical skills in lab techniques, analysis and problem solving and the inter–personal skills so vital to the world of work.

The study of sports science is primarily concerned with the understanding and enhancement of human performance in a variety of applications from elite sport to general health and exercise. You will initially explore the fundamentals of sport and exercise science, including anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, nutrition and sports psychology. This solid foundation will enable you to easily progress onto more complex topics, including the enhancement of sports performance, injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Our staff are always pushing ahead — publishing cutting–edge research in high quality, world renowned journals which support their specialist teaching disciplines of exercise physiology and sports nutrition, sports biomechanics, sport psychology, movement control and co–ordination, and reflective learning. They're also active practitioners who work in the Sport and Exercise Science industry, supporting many top international able–bodied and disabled athletes.

Studying for a qualification in Sports and Exercise Science provides students with a good grounding in analytical science in preparation for industry, as well as enabling graduates to follow a number of specialist career paths.

Students benefit from a placement module which facilitates networking and emphasises how theory translates into practice. The course is accredited by the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK) which allows graduates to be professional body composition analysts at level I standard.

Robert Gordon University students enjoy access to wide range of modern, well–equipped laboratories designed for a variety of subjects. Sports Science students benefit from access to the state of the art sports centre and sports science laboratory.