FdSc in Health Related Exercise and Fitness

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Course Specifics

Awarding body:
Staffordshire University
Level:
Level 5
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
2-3 years
Availability:
Part-time or Full-time
Higher education course fee:
Available upon request - Please call Sharon Woodward-Baker on 01246500764.
Funding:
Higher Education Student Loan or Sponsorship
Higher education bursary:
Available to the Full Time course only
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Course overview

This course is designed for those who have an interest in nutrition, health and fitness, and want to further develop their career in the health sector. You will develop practical skills and learn about the exercise sciences such as anatomy and physiology.

Key modules on this course include:

  • Strength and conditioning
  • Promoting health and physical activity
  • Nutrition advice for health and fitness
  • Physical activity, exercise and health
  • Physiology and Kinesiology

Entry requirements:

Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject
  • GCSE English and maths at grade C or above (or Level2 equivalent)
  • Mature students with relevant experience will also be considered
  • Methods of assessment

    Methods of assessment include:

    • Research tasks
    • Case studies
    • Written assignments
    • Practical assessments
    • Reflective records
    • Time constrained exercises
    • Projects
    • Presentations

    Who is this course for?

    This degree can be studied full-time over two years (11.5 hours per week) or part-time over three years (6.75 hours per week). You will also need to dedicate some time to self-study and research.

    Entry qualifications

    Entry requirements:

    Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject
  • GCSE English and maths at grade C or above (or Level2 equivalent)
  • Mature students with relevant experience will also be considered
  • What other experience will I gain?

    You'll be taught by professionals in the industry who'll be able to offer all of their advice and guidance. Self study and research is a key element of any foundation degree so you will be expected to dedicate time to your studies outside of the classroom.

    Where will this lead?

    Successful completion of this course can lead to a wide range of roles including:

    • Nutritionist
    • Leisure club manager
    • Health coach
    • Health promotion
    • GP referral

    You could also choose to ‘top-up’ your qualification by progressing on to the BSc (Hons) Health Related Exercise and Fitness degree which is available at college.

    What are my career options?

    What Ofsted say

    Particularly good information, advice and guidance ensure learners (including Apprentices) are on the appropriate programmes. (Ofsted 2013)

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