Health Sciences Selection Visits
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
- Applied Sport and Exercise Science
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
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 and Occupational Therapy
- Wednesday 14 December 2016
Diagnostic Radiography, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy are holding interviews on
- Wednesday 25 January 2017
- Saturday 18 February 2017
- Week commencing Monday 27 February 2017
- Wednesday 15 March 2017
Applied Sport and Exercise Science interviews are held from
- Week commencing Monday 27 February 2017
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Selection visits require you to engage in a range of activities, both individual and team (as well as an interview) that will help you demonstrate you have the personal attributes that are important for these careers.
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 Wednesday 15 and Wednesday 22 February 2017 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.
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.
Wednesday 15 February 2017:
Roberts, S.J., 2011. Teaching games for understanding: The difficulties and challenges experienced by participation cricket coaches. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 16(1), pp.33-48.
Zajac, A., Poprzecki, S., Maszczyk, A., Czuba, M., Michalczyk, M. and Zydek, G., 2014. The effects of a ketogenic diet on exercise metabolism and physical performance in off-road cyclists. Nutrients, 6(7), pp.2493-2508.
Wednesday 22 February 2017:
Wulf, G., Chiviacowsky, S. and Drews, R., 2015. External focus and autonomy support: Two important factors in motor learning have additive benefits. Human movement science, 40, pp.176-184.
Rebelo, A., Brito, J., Seabra, A., Oliveira, J., Drust, B. and Krustrup, P., 2012. A new tool to measure training load in soccer training and match play. International journal of sports medicine, 33(04), pp.297-304.