Applied Sports Conditioning and Exercise at SGS (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College) - UCAS

Course summary

If you’re aiming for a career as strength and conditioning coach or sports therapist, or work in the Sports Science or fitness industry, this Foundation degree programme could be the start you have been looking for. If you decide you want to continue studying when you’ve completed this Foundation degree programme, you can progress on to our one-year BSc (Hons) Applied Sports Conditioning and Exercise (Level 6) to make it a full Honours degree. However, if, when you’ve completed the Foundation degree, you decide that you want to take up an employment opportunity, you can finish your studies and leave with an academic qualification which is well recognised across the sector. Our FdSc Applied Sports Conditioning and Exercise provides you with an ideal opportunity to develop the knowledge you need to become a sports and fitness practitioner, underpinning your practical skills with theoretical understanding. You will learn about the scientific basis for sports training, including an understanding of nutrition, human anatomy and psychology, and develop a flexible approach so that you can use appropriate skills in a variety of familiar and unfamiliar contexts. You’ll develop a reflective approach that enables creative problem-solving and innovation in your applied practice. You will gain a detailed understanding of principles and practices related to sports conditioning, training and exercise, and how these can be applied. You’ll learn to analyse the effectiveness of approaches to sports conditioning, training, the prevention of injury, rehabilitation, and how to adapt training principles appropriately. You will develop a range of transferrable skills, enhancing your employability across the sports conditioning, training, health and wellbeing sectors. Your confidence will grow as you progress through the course and build your skills and understanding. There are no exams, but you will be assessed in a variety of ways, including presentations, portfolios, practical exams, debate, poster presentations, essays, reflective logs and other written formats, which make the course accessible to a range of learning styles. Vocational and industry experience are integrated into the programme, with work placements and experiential learning opportunities. You will be based at our new University Centre on the WISE campus in Bristol, which has superb, professional standard sports facilities, including three standard football pitches, two 4G outdoor pitches, an artificial indoor 40 x 60 3G2 training surface, twelve 5-a-side pitches, a 40-station gym, weights room, Sports. If you love playing sport, you could continue to play at an elite level whilst studying. Our well-structured Sports Academy programmes delivered by professional coaches providing training, strength and conditioning, sports therapy and some of the best sporting facilities in the South West of England, at our WISE campus in Bristol. To apply please complete this form: Part time routes are available. For more information, please email [email protected] GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES: • Fitness Instructor • Gym Owners • Personal Trainer • Sports Therapist


Level 4 Modules Knowledge of Training: Principles of Sports Conditioning and Exercise Fuel for Performance: An Introduction to Nutrition Potential in Action: Fundamentals of Physiology and Performance Foundations of Knowledge: Professional Practice The Human Body: Explore the Fundamentals and Application of Anatomy Power of the Mind: Sport and Exercise Psychology Level 5 Modules Application of Knowledge: Professional Practice and Research Applied PRACademic Skills The Evolution of Lifelong Participation: An Exploration of Physical Literacy for Life Application of Training: Sports Conditioning, Exercise and Health Ready, Prepare, Action: Physical Activity, Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

Assessment method

Coursework, Practical Assignments and Presentations

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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University Centre WISE (UCWISE)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Please submit a transcript of modules to be considered for year 2

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications. You will need to take the following English qualification as part of the Visa process: IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country and to arrange all your funding for your tuition fees and your living costs. Please follow this link for more details about your visa requirements:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. SGS welcomes interest from mature applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application. If English isn't your first language you will need to undertake an IELTS qualification achieving an overall grade of 6 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent) GSCE requirements: GCSE English and Maths grade C or 4.

English language requirements

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications. You will need to take the following English qualification as part of the Visa process: IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component. If you are travelling from and English speaking country this may not be required.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
EU £13250 Year 1
International £13250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Applied Sports Conditioning and Exercise at SGS (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College) - UCAS