The Foundation Degree in Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity is aimed at those who are interested in helping to improve the health, wellbeing and fitness levels of both individuals and groups. This innovative course will provide the skills and knowledge required to work with the general public offering advice on the impact that diet and lifestyle can have on their long term health. It will equip the graduate for careers in community health and wellness, physical activity, fitness, health improvement and nutrition. The Foundation Degree in Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity is aimed at those who are interested in helping to improve the health, wellbeing and fitness levels of both individuals and groups. This innovative course will provide the skills and knowledge required to work with the general public offering advice on the impact that diet and lifestyle can have on their long term health. It will equip the graduate for careers in community health and wellness, physical activity, fitness, health improvement and nutrition. The course will be delivered through a mixture of theory and practical sessions this allows students to explore physical activity and human movement alongside nutritional influences and health perspectives. The blend of modules allows teaching methods to include group activities, project work, lectures and guest speakers. Teaching, learning and assessment approaches have been designed to promote the transfer of learning between modules and between academic and work-based activities. Personal and professional development and the integration of learning are promoted through the use of a learning contract. Teaching and learning methods are varied and aimed at integrating theory and practice. They include formal lectures, seminars, group activities and project work, practical demonstrations and private independent study. Work-based learning is integral, enabling and evaluating skills and knowledge in practice. Learning is also supplemented through one to one feedback and support throughout the foundation degree process.
Written in collaboration with practitioners from the health, nutrition and fitness industries, core modules include: •Personal and Vocational Development in Sport •Developing Physical Activity •Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology •Principles of Nutrition and Biology •Lifestyle and Physical Activity •Research Project •Sport and Exercise Nutrition •Nutrition for Life •Health Exercise and Wellness •Developing Physical Activity and Healthy Lifestyles
Assessment methods will include: • In class tests • Practical assessment • Skills audit • Log book • Portfolio • Case studies • Report • Viva • Mini project • Essays • Reports • personal reflection • Presentation
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:
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32 UCAS points from any of the following: • at least two A2 level passes in a suitable subject with GCSE at Grade 4 or above in English and Mathematics • A relevant advanced GNVQ with Merit profile • An Edexcel (BTEC) National Diploma in a relevant discipline • Qualification deemed equivalent to one of the above Students without qualifications which are on this list may still qualify for entry. Mature students with relevant industrial experience, may qualify for entry. Applications from people with relevant work or life experience and/or non-standard qualifications who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from foundation degree-level studies are welcome. A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check may be required.
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Additional entry requirements
Additional Selection Criteria: Meeting the minimum entry requirement for a course does not necessarily guarantee a place. Entry to all courses is subject to a successful interview. When assessing an application, we take into account your grades, predicted grades, reference and personal statement. From your personal statement and interview, we consider your motivation and commitment to success, and any relevant experience you may have. For some courses, we may also ask for a portfolio of appropriate work or an audition, or you may be required to find a work placement prior to enrolment. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check: To gain access to some courses you may need to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. If you have criminal convictions or cautions, please do not be put off from applying for the course. Your acceptance on to the course will depend on the nature of any convictions and will be at the discretion of the University Centre and your placement provider. If you would like to discuss this issue in confidence, please contact Student Services Advisors in The Pod on 0151 353 4444, or call in to speak to them in person. Mature Students: We recognise that some mature students may not meet the standard entry requirements but may have gained knowledge and skills from relevant work or life experience and, therefore, we would consider your application on an individual basis. We would take into account your work and life experience and may ask you to discuss this in more details at interview. Interview: All applicants are invited to attend an interview with either the Course Leader or Course Tutor. You will be notified of your interview by our Admissions Team who will also update UCAS Track with details of your application.
English language requirements
EU students, for whom English is not the first language, will be required to evidence an IELTS score or 6.0 or equivalent. Equivalences include: • TOEFL written examination score of 550 plus a test of written English (at 4) • TOEFL Computer Equivalent score of 230 • Proficiency in English (Cambridge) at Grade C or above
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8000||Year 1|
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