Truro and Penwith College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Exercise, Health and Fitness

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Course summary

The need for health, fitness and exercise professionals is evolving. There is an increased need for exercise trainers and advisers, for health promotion advisers in schools, the workplace and in private clinics, for preventative health care attached to GP practices and increased awareness of fitness issues within domiciliary and residential care. Central to these national concerns is the concept of healthy lifestyle and within this, the need for appropriate exercise prescription is a frequently repeated theme. You will learn a scientific understanding in anatomy, exercise physiology and nutrition; and how to conduct fitness tests and health screening on a variety of different clients. You will also gain experience in designing exercise programmes for a range of clients and special populations. You will learn the transferable skills to become self-employed or to be an invaluable employee. You will have access to an extensive range of sporting facilities including sports. This course is certified to meet employer set professional industry standards. Collaboration with near by schools allows you to put your new found knowledge into practice by working with school children on fitness testing. You will also have the opportunity to work at local health fairs, through the Health, Wellbeing and Sport programme and the health screening clinic set up. The opportunities will enhance your CV and show that you can applied your knowledge in a working environment. FdSc students are able to progress onto the BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Health Science top up degree offered at Truro and Penwith College or find employment in the following roles: Personal Trainer Fitness and Lifestyle advisor Health promotion service Sport and Leisure Management

Course details


First Year Exercise for Special Populations Exercise Prescription Research Methods Nutrition Health Monitoring and Evaluation Anatomy & Physiology Second Year Core Modules (80 credits) Exercise Physiology Sport and Exercise Psychology Project Social Context of Health & Fitness Optional Modules (20 credits each) Coaching Strength & Conditioning for Sport Advanced Exercise Prescription Diet, Fitness & Health Promoting Healthy Lifestyles Modules may be subject to change.

How to apply

Application codes

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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)

120 credits in a relevant subject at Level 4. Please contact us for more information: [email protected]

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9335 Year 1
England £8224 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8224 Year 1
Scotland £8224 Year 1
Wales £8224 Year 1
Channel Islands £8224 Year 1
International £9335 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Exercise, Health and Fitness at Truro and Penwith College - UCAS