Solent University (Southampton)

Fitness Management Solent University (Southampton) Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Solent University

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This bespoke degree is for anyone who is passionate about pursuing a career in the fitness industry. From fitness technology to operations management, and strategic marketing to advanced personal training; this course will prepare you for a career in one of the world's fastest growing sectors.

Gaining real-world experience is central to the course and to build upon the knowledge gained while studying for their degree, students are required to undertake a four-week work experience placement within the fitness industry. This will expose them to a real-life working environment, whether it be with a large fitness operator, boutique fitness studio, small independent club, local authority, budget gym operator, or other fitness organisation.

Students are taught by a wide range of specialists who have extensive fitness management and/or fitness industry experience. The teaching team also have experience working with awarding bodies, sector skills councils, training providers and the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).

To support the academic units delivered within this degree, students will have the opportunity to hear from a range of guest speakers from the fitness industry, some of whom are graduates from Solent’s health and exercise sciences programme.

Students also have the opportunity to be a part of the Solent PT initiative, working for an extended period with external clients and Solent University staff. Students are expected to produce their own business and marketing plan to target and recruit clients with goals that match their specific areas of training expertise and interest.

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain entry to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at the start of their degree - essential for any qualified fitness professional.

Course details

Modules

Year one
Core units

Exercise Instruction and Coaching Client Testing and Training Management Principles Marketing Principles Introduction to Research & Academic Skills for Sport, Health & Exercise Science Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology Organisational Behaviour

Year two
Core units

Advanced Personal Training Fitness Technology Operations Management Applied Marketing Practice Research Methods Work Placement

Year three
Core units

Professional Practice in Personal Training Business Start Up Strategic Management Strategic Marketing

Options

Dissertation Work Based Project

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Assessment method

This course is assessed using written assignments, practical simulations, in-course tests, case studies, reflective portfolios, group work, reports, presentations and examinations.


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 FIM1
Institution code S30
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

All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points From 2 A levels or equivalent qualification, BTEC Extended Diploma MMM, BTEC Diploma DD.
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 enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview / and or portfolio. Please contact for further details.
A level CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits
P: 15 credits
60 Credits overall with 45 Merit level credits and 15 at Pass.
AS In combination with other qualifications
Extended Project In combination with other qualifications
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) In combination with other qualifications


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,875 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The 2020/21 fees are not yet available. For guidance, the 2019/20 fees are listed. Other costs While most course costs are covered by your tuition fees, some essential resources and optional extras may need to be paid for separately. These additional costs are listed below. For advice on budgeting and managing your money, please contact student.funding@solent.ac.uk. The 2020/21 other costs are not yet available. For guidance, previous other costs have been: Compulsory costs: Year one Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training - £400 Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training - £200 (if exempt from L2 Gym Instructing) Year two Solent-branded polo/t-shirt - £23 Optional costs: Additional kit: prices available here Year two: Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Personal Training - £200 Discounted NGB coaching qualification: Prices vary, please click here to view our courses.

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.

Provider information

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Solent University (Southampton)
East Park Terrace
Southampton
SO14 0YN


Course contact details

Main Contact - Admissions and Enrolment Team

+44 (0) 23 8201 5066


Scholarships, Grants and Bursaries Team