“If physical activity was a drug it would be regarded as a miracle” – Professor Dame Sally Davies – The Chief Medical Officer. With physical inactivity estimated to cost the economy £0.9 Billion a year the skills and knowledge gained on the Foundation Degree in Exercise, Physical Activity and Health will be in demand. Potential roles in the NHS and private sector include Community Exercise Facilitators, Health Trainers, Exercise Referral Instructors, Physical Activity Specialists or Personal Trainers. The programme benefits from state-of-the-art sports laboratory, strength and conditioning and sports coaching suites, equipment and facilities, including:
- Sports laboratory catering for physiological analysis including Cortex Metalyzer Gas Analysis, Douglas Bag Gas Analysis, Blood Lactate, Cholesterol and Glucose measurement and Wattbike Cycle Ergometer
- Fully equipped strength and conditioning suite with Olympic lifting equipment and video technology as well as resistance and cardio-vascular equipment
- Sports hall catering for a plethora of sports such as football, basketball, and badminton with stadium seating and video analysis equipment
- Performance analysis suite for conducting match analysis
- Outdoor playing fields and astro turf
Examples of current modules- Exercise Prescription and Analysis Professional Academic Development Foundations of Physiology and Nutrition Introduction to Health Promotion Advanced Exercise Prescription Applied Health and Exercise Physiology Practice-based Research Exercise as Medicine
Year 1 12.5% practical 50% portfolio/ assignment 25% presentation 12.5% examination Year 2 63% assignment/portfolio 12% examination 25% practical
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.
We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4. Applicants should possess two A levels (an A level in PE would be an advantage), or a BTEC Level 3 in a related area. Applicants are welcome with vocational qualifications such as the Certificate / Diploma in Personal Training alongside relevant work experience. Recognition of prior learning (RPL) will be accepted in line with the University policy and procedures Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity will be considered and may be invited to interview.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have previous learning towards a degree-level qualification or relevant industry or life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8000||Year 1|
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