University of Plymouth

Health and Fitness University of Plymouth Degree level: Undergraduate

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TEF Silver

University of Plymouth has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

Find out more about the TEF.

Successfully gained a Foundation degree/HND in a sport or health-related subject? Take this one year top-up course and leave us with a full degree and an increased understanding of exercise, fitness and health. You will develop your knowledge of the impact of diet and exercise on health and chronic disease and have the necessary skills and confidence to work in a variety of health and sports settings.

Potential employers are keen to recruit staff who can demonstrate their abilities and capabilities at a degree level. On completion of the course you could find work in a wide variety of sport and health settings in the private, voluntary or public sectors. These may include: national or local government, health centres, community centres, fitness clubs, care organisations, charities and organisations abroad.

  • Benefit from holding a degree in health and fitness. Potential employers are keen to recruit staff who can demonstrate their abilities and capabilities at a degree level.

  • Government initiatives on improving the nation’s health mean there is a higher demand for well qualified graduates. Exercise and nutrition are seen as critical in the treatment of many chronic diseases.

  • Assessed through coursework and examination using a variety of methods including a portfolio of evidence, seminar presentations, essays, case studies, literature reviews and an individual research project.

  • On completion of the course you could find work in a wide variety of sport and health settings in the private, voluntary or public sectors. These may include: national or local government, health centres, community centres, fitness clubs, care organisations, charities and organisations abroad.

Course details

Modules

This programme will expand on your knowledge gained at Foundation degree/HND level. You'll be encouraged to look at physical activity within the context of health, and develop an understanding of the interacting contributions of exercise and nutrition to public health and their roles in the prevention and treatment of lifestyle-related disease.

Core modules:

  • Personal Research Project
  • Athletic Performance, Sport and Nutrition
  • Diet, Exercise and Chronic Disease
  • Placements and Employability

Optional modules:

  • Contemporary Issues in Human Health
  • Physical Activity, Nutrition and Public Health
  • Current Topics in Applied Psychology

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Assessment method

72% of assessment is by coursework and 28% is by exams.


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 code C606
Institution code P60
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The University of Plymouth has a dedicated International Student Advice (ISA) service who will support you from the day you accept an offer at the University, right through to graduation. They will offer help and advice so you can get the most out of your studies, and your time in the UK, visit www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/services/international-students/international-student-advice for more information. Once you have applied through UCAS, your conditional offer letters will also be sent to you by email, so be sure to enter your current email address on your application and to check this email regularly. You'll need your unconditional letter, and the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that we'll send you, when applying for your student visa to the UK. A minimum £2,000 tuition fee deposit will be required before we'll send you the CAS. We're a licenced Tier 4 Sponsor under the Points Based System. To comply with our duties as a Tier 4 sponsor, we're required to check other aspects of your application in addition to your academic achievements, for example any previous studies, financial status and your immigration history in the UK. For course entry requirements (inc. English requirements) please refer to the specific page for the course you are interested in (www.plymouth.ac.uk/study). A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses. Check our country pages to find out more about application from your specific home country www.plymouth.ac.uk/international/study/international-students-country-guides. International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages www.plymouth.ac.uk/study/fees If you have any questions please contact international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Final year top up please refer directly to institution on 01752 585858 or email admissions@plymouth.ac.uk

Final year top up please refer directly to institution on 01752 585858 or email admissions@plymouth.ac.uk


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

* Please note fees are subject to change - for all information about tuition fees, please visit our fees and funding pages. ** International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages. *** ‘Islands’ refers to fees for both the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

Provider information

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University of Plymouth
Drake Circus
Plymouth
PL4 8AA


Course contact details

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Admissions

+44 (0) 1752 585858