This pathway is for students wishing to gain an academic and practical understanding of the changing world of Physical Activity Promotion, Health and Exercise and more broadly Lifestyle and Wellbeing industries. Some example careers you may wish to progress into include Health Promotion, Exercise Instruction, Health and Wellbeing and Physical Activity Leadership (among others). The course adopts a range of contemporary methods of delivery and assessment to assess your understanding of key concepts. Individualised and regular work experience is an important part of the course and something of which all students will be required to partake in, in addition to understanding the critical research process. The course tutors, class sizes and approach to personal tutoring offer a more personalised learning and university experience. It is anticipated that some students may progress on to undertake sports-related degrees such as our BA (Hons) Top-Up Degree in Physical Activity, Health & Exercise.and other similar qualifications, or to related employment. The skills developed through the course are transferable into a range of employment scenarios and students will be given support in aiding smooth progression. We also offer exciting additional qualifications at discounted rates for our students of this programme, for example, Personal Training, Sports Massage and Governing Body awards related to Coaching and Leadership.
Classes will be made up of a mixture of lectures, taught and theory seminars and discussion groups as well as practical, reflection and private study. You will be required to work in whole and small group teams and independently. You will be required to plan, deliver and evaluate in a range of practical settings and environments as well as prepare for classes by research and reading (otherwise known as directed activities).
Students will be encouraged throughout the curriculum to be active in their skills-development and may well be involved in the wider work of the Sports Academy or health/fitness community in client consultation and physical activity assessment. Students will have the opportunity to work in local organisations and other relevant agencies where and if appropriate.
1. Introduction to Health Promotion
2. Inactivity Across the Lifespan
3. Foundations of Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise
4. Psychology of Physical Activity
5. Introduction to Academic Research Skills
6. Principles & Practice of Self-development
1. Healthy Lifestyles & Wellbeing
2. Healthy Weight Management
3. Leadership & Instruction in Exercise
4. Healthy Environments
5. Advanced Academic & Research Skills
6. Employability, Enterprise & Creativity
Assessment will be varied and devised by teachers to best meet the needs of students and the course with most units assessed via coursework. Coursework assessments could take any form but are likely to include essay, reports, presentations, professional discussions, research, group activities as well as practical assessment, evaluation and reflection.
How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We no longer accept Tier 4 International applications
|UCAS Tariff||64 points||Students must have completed a suitable Level 3 qualification and be able to demonstrate an ability to work independently, in groups and be able to work with tutor support and guidance in both practical and academic settings. Students will need GCSE English at grade C/grade 4 (or an alternative equivalent). Students without such formal applications are very much encouraged to apply, particularly from applicants who can demonstrate commitment and ‘work-related’ experience that is appropriate.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP||Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport or other related subject area at grade MPP|
All applicants will be invited to attend an informal discussion interview to ensure that the course meets their needs and interests; this may be on the telephone or face-to-face. All applications are considered individually. Students must be able to demonstrate a commitment to either the physical activity, health and exercise and fitness sector. Students should be committed to their own personal, professional and academic development.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
As your programme may involve you working with and delivering activities to a range of age groups, you may be required to undertake a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£5,995||Year 1|