The area of health and fitness for preventing and managing chronic diseases is expanding and is an area of employment with increasing opportunities. This one year top up will build upon the modules delivered as part of the Foundation degree in Strength & Conditioning for Fitness (or similar FDeg).
During the one year course of study students enhance their understanding of the industry through studying contemporary issues and analysing the market sector. Students will develop their skills through exposure to advanced training methods / techniques whilst being encouraged to reflect on the coaching practice in a work based setting. The course will also provide the student with the necessary skills to plan, design and conduct a research project specific to health, fitness, strength and conditioning.
The programme has excellent links with numerous fitness centres, sports clubs, governing bodies and organisations in the region to enable students to obtain the necessary experience they require to secure employment upon graduation. This is achieved by developing coaching, leadership and vocational experience alongside study whilst providing opportunities to apply for internships and additional qualifications. The programme will prepare students for postgraduate study and a wide array of health and fitness opportunities including activity leaders, fitness instructors, personal trainers and strength & conditioning coaches.
Contemporary Issues in Health and Fitness, Business and Marketing in Health and Fitness, Applied Practice in Strength, Conditioning and Fitness, Coaching in Practice and Dissertation
Teaching methods are tailored to the subject area and the aims and learning outcomes of the particular modules studied. These include practicals, group activities, lectures, workshops, problem solving, tutorials, e-learning seminars, external visits and guest speakers. Students will demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities through a range of assessment methods to enhance the learning experience and reward valuable workplace skills. Assessment methods may include laboratory reports, essays, practical observation, reflective journals, literature reviews, case studies, presentations, debates, written examinations, project and peer review.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.
If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Easton Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
240 HE Credits in a related subject including 120 credits at Level 5.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8,500||Whole course|