Fitness Management with Sport, Health and Exercise Science Foundation Year

Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University
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Course summary

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Are you looking to pursue a career in sport, health or fitness? Want to gain the academic skills to study an undergraduate degree in this field? Solent University’s foundation year in sport, health and exercise science will help build prepare you to make the transition to a full honours degree. This course is also ideal for students who may not have traditional qualifications or who have been away from formal education for a while, by helping them to get back into academic study and equip them with the specialised knowledge to progress to an undergraduate degree. Students study the fundamentals of sport, health and exercise through a variety of themes, including leadership, fitness foundations, the sport industry, sport and exercise science contemporary sports issues, and volunteering. All of the University’s sports courses place a strong emphasis on employability, and students on the sport health and exercise science foundation year have the opportunity to build practical skills and gain valuable real-world experience working with our degree students by volunteering on local community projects. Successful completion of the sport, health and exercise science foundation year will provide a pathway on to one of Solent University’s highly-regarded health and exercise or sport science degree programmes.

Course details

Modules

FOUNDATION MODULES Leadership Through Sport & Exercise Foundation of Fitness Volunteering in Sport Sport & Exercise Science in the Contemporary World Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Science Sport and Exercise Science Skills Application If you successfully complete the foundation year, you will automatically progress onto the BA (Hons) Fitness Management degree course. Please note that some of the modules below may change. YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Exercise Instruction and Coaching Client Testing and Training Management Principles Marketing Principles Research Methods in Health and Exercise Functional Anatomy and Exercise Physiology YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Advanced Personal Training Fitness Technology Operations Management Applied Marketing Practice Applied Research Study and Design in Health and Exercise YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Professional Practice in Personal Training Business Start Up Strategic Management Strategic Marketing


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeFIM3
Institution code S30
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at PPP or BTEC Diploma at MP or equivalent. We will consider mature students who have not recently undertaken a formal course of study at A-level, or equivalent, but can demonstrate relevant work or voluntary experience, that's indicative of their ability to complete the course successfully. We will also consider overseas applicants in an equivalent situation to UK students as outlined above, and who have been taught in English or have IELTS 5.5, or equivalent. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate aptitude, enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview and/or portfolio. Please contact us for further details.
A level DD GCSE Maths and English at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP GCSE Maths and English at grade C / grade 4 or above
AS In combination with other qualifications GCSE Maths and English at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP GCSE Maths and English at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) M GCSE Maths and English at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D GCSE Maths and English at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications GCSE Maths and English at grade C / grade 4 or above
Extended Project In combination with other qualifications GCSE Maths and English at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma PPP GCSE Maths and English at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma MP GCSE Maths and English at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma MM GCSE Maths and English at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma MM GCSE Maths and English at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma D GCSE Maths and English at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D GCSE Maths and English at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate In combination with other qualifications GCSE Maths and English at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 (Foundation) Technical Level (360 glh) D GCSE Maths and English at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (540 glh) MM GCSE Maths and English at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh) MP GCSE Maths and English at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (1080 glh) PPP GCSE Maths and English at grade C / grade 4 or above

IELTS minimum score of 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each component of reading, writing, listening and speaking. TOEFL minimum score of 71 overall with a minimum of 19 in each component of reading, writing, listening and speaking.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.55.5 overall with a minimum 5.0 in each individual component. If you are applying for a visa, you must have taken your IELTS at a registered SELT centre if studying below degree level.
TOEFL (iBT)7171 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component. Please note that TOEFL is only valid for EU students.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £11660 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Fitness Management with Sport, Health and Exercise Science Foundation Year at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS