FdSc Fitness & Health

What is the Course About?

The course aims to provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required by employers in the fitness & health industries, through using teaching, learning and assessment strategies that develop professional experience concurrent with academic development.

It looks to provide a high quality academic and practical programme of study in fitness & health that remains relevant, valid and responsive to the needs of employers and students through maintaining and expanding effective partnerships with students, employers, professional bodies and sector skills councils.

Students are equiped with both the academic skills and required knowledge and the confidence to pursue and engage in further development and learning opportunities in the future.

What subjects will I study?

Year 1

Introduction to Physiology for Sport

Sport in Society

Psychology for Sport and Exercise

Introduction to Events Management

Learning at Work I (Fitness & Health)

Health & Fitness: Assessment and Monitoring.

The Fitness Industry: Health Perspectives

Year 2

Research Methods for Sport & Physical Activity

Applied Sports Science and Coaching I

Applied Sports Science and Coaching II

Learning at Work II (Fitness & Health)

Working with Different Populations

Physical Activity: Interventions and Measurement

Event Planning, Management and Evaluation

What are my progression and career options?

On completion of the programme graduates will have the background knowledge and skills to achieve career progression in the fitness, leisure and health sectors. Vocations such as advanced fitness instructor, personal trainer, referral officer and allied physical activity roles are typical of the careers graduates will be able to develop.

How will I be assessed?

A variety of assessment methods will be used within the programme and tasks typically feature short objective/multiple choice tests, essays and structured reports, oral presentations, video analysis and reflective learning logs. There is an emphasis on the development of cognitive and transferable skills and the use of academic literature to inform work related practice.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 80 UCAS points or an equivalent qualification. Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis.