Physical Activity, Exercise and Health Promotion with Foundation Year in Sport and Exercise at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS

Leeds Trinity University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Physical Activity, Exercise and Health Promotion with Foundation Year in Sport and Exercise

Course summary

Do you want to gain the skills and experience needed for a career as a health and exercise professional? Would you like to learn how health promotion and physical activity interventions can be used to help address the health challenges faced by society? The health and fitness industry is seeing significant growth as an increasing number of people recognise the importance of physical activity and exercise. This degree will prepare you to become a confident and efficient health and exercise professional ready for a career in public health and health promotion or within the growing number of jobs in the exercise and health sector that focus on promoting active and healthy lifestyles. This four-year course includes an initial full-time Foundation Year and offers an alternative route into university and gaining a degree. This route is for you if you do not have the necessary qualifications or don’t yet feel ready to begin degree-level study, or are returning to education and would like some support to get up to speed with learning in a university setting. The Foundation Year in Sport and Exercise will allow you to develop your academic skills and confidence as well as introduce you to key concepts, debates and skills that will support and inform your subsequent years of undergraduate study. Following successful completion of your Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto Year 1 of our Physical Activity, Exercise and Health Promotion BSc (Hons) degree.


Academic skills and studying with confidence: We'll help you develop core academic skills such as using electronic resources, planning and note-taking, communication skills related to essay and report writing and delivering presentations. You'll learn how to manage your time, how to prioritise and how to manage stress, and you’ll become more confident in engaging with collaborative learning, debates, discussions and critical reflection. Project: You’ll study an area of interest related to your chosen degree. You’ll work individually on your project, whether that's a written report, a presentation and oral examination, a film or a series of blog posts. You’ll undertake problem-solving learning, and formative feedback and support will be provided throughout, helping develop your self-confidence. Scientific Principles within Sport: This module explores multi-disciplinary perspectives on sport, exercise, physical performance and rehabilitation therapies including physiological, psychological, biomechanical, tactical, pedagogical and rehabilitation. An introduction to basic key theories will be followed by practical activities to illustrate and understand these perspectives. You'll learn about methods used to evaluate sport, exercise and physical performance, including interpretation, presentation and reflection on data. Promoting Exercise, Physical Activity and Health: This module examines the role exercise plays in health from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Through a variety of activities, you’ll gain an understanding of basic key theories, such as health and wellbeing, behaviour change, health and safety, intervention design and working with clients. You’ll be taught through a blended approach comprising lectures, practical workshops (including laboratory sessions and field-based activities), debates, guided independent work and groupwork, as well as online learning. For module information on the related three-year honours degree, please visit our website.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Horsforth Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students that there may be additional course costs in addition to annual tuition fees: Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. On some courses there may be additional costs, such as field trips, equipment, accreditations, that may be part-funded by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course. You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.
Physical Activity, Exercise and Health Promotion with Foundation Year in Sport and Exercise at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS