The area of health and fitness for preventing and managing chronic diseases is expanding and is an area of employment with increasing opportunities. The course has a focus on health and fitness promotion in community through lifestyle and behavioural changes whilst incorporating traditional training with modern strength and conditioning methods often reserved for sporting athletes. This distinguishes it from more traditional sport science courses which focus only on sport performance.
The course 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 increase employability. There are opportunities to apply for internships and additional qualifications.
Teaching methods include practical work, group activities, lectures, workshops, problem solving activities, e-learning seminars plus external visits and guest speakers. Students will demonstate their knowledge, skills and abilities through a range of assessment methods that will enhance their learning experience and develop valuable employability skills.
Level 4 modules (indicative programme): HE Academic Skills; Work Place Dynamics; Anatomy & Kinesiology; Health and Fitness; Strength and Conditioning Methods One; Health Promotion, Lifestyle & Behaviour Change.
Level 5 modules (indicative programme): Work Based Research Project; Sport and Exercise Physiology; Activity, Health and Disease across the Lifespan; Strength and Conditioning Methods Two; Nutrition for Health and Fitness; Exercise Interventions for Specific Populations.
Assessment methods may include laboratory reports, essays, practical observation, reflective journals, literature reviews, case studies, presentations, debates, written examinations, project work and peer review.
How to apply
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|Campus name||Easton Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||64 points|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7,500||Year 1|