As well as meeting the academic entry requirements, some of our courses require you to attend a selection interview before you can be offered a place.

Subjects in the School of Health Sciences requiring a selection interview/visit:

  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Science

All Applicants

It is only after you are offered and accept a place on one of our courses that the Disclosure checks required by the Health and Care Professions Council and our placement partners are carried out. For more information on these, please go to Disclosure Scotland.

Our Health Professions courses also require you to undergo a medical examination and have specific immunisations prior to course commencement. Information on these is provided prior to the start of the course.

Interviews will be held at:

Faculty of Health & Social Care
AB10 7QG

Year 1 Applicants

All year 1 applicants who have the potential to meet our academic entry criteria will be required to attend a selection visit.

Diagnostic Radiography, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy are holding interviews on

  • Wednesday 27 January 2016
  • Saturday 27 February 2016
  • Monday 7 March to Thursday 10 March 2016

Applied Sport and Exercise Science interviews are held from

  • Monday 7 March to Thursday 10 March 2016

You will be invited to attend a selection visit on one of these dates by our Admissions team. If you have any specific needs please contact as soon as possible so we can provide reasonable adjustments for you to participate fully.

You should wear smart clothes but be aware that you will be involved in some practical activity (nothing strenuous) so you should wear something comfortable to move around in. Please also bring a recent passport photograph of yourself.

You should allow 4-5 hours for the selection visit.

Selection Visit Guidance

You will be given a tour of our stunning facilities as well as the chance to meet with our academic team and current students. In addition you will take part in group exercises and an individual interview.

Parents also have the chance to find out more about university life, the support available and student finance 

It is vital that you not only meet the academic requirements for your chosen course but that you demonstrate the right personal qualities - a caring nature, a commitment to the profession and a genuine interest in people. Without these personal attributes, you will find your chosen course very challenging.

Selection visits are therefore a two-way process. During the visit we will be finding out more about you as a person and whether you are ideally suited to your chosen career. This will also provide you with an opportunity to find out more about studying here at RGU.

Year 2 Applicants

Applied Sport and Exercise Science

If you have applied for year 2 entry to the BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise Science degree you will be invited to attend either a 1st year or 3rd year interview (depending on your qualifications) at this interview you will be considered for both 2nd year entry and 1st or 3rd year entry. This process is in place because we have no guaranteed spaces in the 2nd year of the course as this is entirely dependent on 1st year progression.

Year 3 Applicants

Applied Sport and Exercise Science

Applicants for year 3 who have the potential to meet the entry criteria will be invited to a selection visit on the 17 or 24 February 2016 between 9am and 3.30pm.

In the morning each applicant will participate in a group discussion lasting 30 minutes (15 minutes per article), requiring applicants to review each research article within the group context. Please download the two articles specified for your interview date and review in preparation for the day.

Each individual will have a short interview with members of staff who will assess your suitability for the course with questions such as ‘Why have you applied to study the Applied Sport and Exercise Science at RGU? The interview will take no more than 10 minutes and after the interview you are free to leave.

You will be allocated an allotted time for your interview, so please be aware that you will need to wait.  If you need to be away by a specific time for travel, let your interviewer know at the start of the day.

Applicants will also be given a tour of the RGU Garthdee campus and the sports facilities. 

The group discussion and interview will be video recorded for moderation purposes.

Discussion Articles

17 February:

The Effects of Stretching on Strength Performance - Ercole C. Rubini

Practice, instruction and skill acquisition in soccer: Challenging tradition - A Williams & N Hodges (PDF 320KB)

24 February:

Increased protein intake reduces lean body mass loss during weight loss in athletes - S Mettler (PDF 400KB)

Pre-competitive anxiety and self-confidence in pan American gymnasts - O. Ceballos Gurrola (PDF 95KB)

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