Abertay University

We are a small, ambitious university, located at the heart of Dundee.  We educate people with a particular focus on preparing them for the world of work, and having an impact on the local and global economy.  Our strong sense of community has resulted in our students voting us the best modern university in Scotland, via the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS).  At Abertay, we like to follow our own path and do things differently if it means we can serve our students, staff and the local community better.  We’re committed to preparing our students for employment and are proud to say that 92.8% of our graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduation.  We work with industry to provide a vocationally-relevant curriculum, built-in work placements and business challenges set by real companies. ‘Thinking outside the textbook’ allows our students to choose their own path, giving them the opportunity to apply knowledge to real world environments. 


Key contacts for enquiries

Yvette Wharton
Lecturer in Physical Activity and Health

Associated courses

BSc (Hons) Physical Activity 

The Physical Activity and Health degree is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to understand the impact of physical activity and health at an individual and community level.  Your modules will incorporate areas such as public health policy and health promotion, as well as exercise prescriptions for general and specialist populations.  Through work placement and the design of modules there is a strong focus on developing essential skills for employment.

BA (Hons) Sport and Management

This degree prepares you for a management career in the sport and fitness industry, equipping you with the skills required to manage sports organisations, professional clubs and facilities, including organisational direction, human resourcing, sporting expertise, marketing and service operations.  It’s designed to give you an understanding of the management, social and practical skills required within an expanding sports industry, with a focus on social policy, ethics and practical elements of sport, as well as the context of business and the management of services, people, and the sporting environment.  Work placement enables you to further develop your understanding of sport and develop essential skills.

BSc (Hons) Sports Development and Coaching

Study the sciences that underpin sport – physiology, psychology and biomechanics – and gain a comprehensive understanding of social policy and sport development as you progress through this hands-on degree.  Sport is an expansive industry, which is why this programme has been designed to reflect this diverse and changing employment market to incorporate scientific support, coaching, service provision and duty of care, as well as personal and community development.  Work placement allows you to enhance your skills and further develop your specific interest in sport.