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Why Exercise, Fitness and Health?
Our Exercise, Fitness and Health foundation degree allows you to put scientific theory into practice, developing training programmes to improve the performance and health of individuals. You’ll be able to study areas best suited to your own interests and career ambitions, such as obesity, osteoarthritis or stroke rehabilitation. With opportunities to gain experience on placements with organisations such as GL1 Leisure Centre, chartered physiotherapists, cardiac rehabilitation units and Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, our graduates stand out from the competition.
You’ll have the chance to gain a professional qualification as a fitness instructor and personal trainer alongside your studies, preparing you to begin a career in coaching or instructing straight after graduation (additional costs may apply, see course web page for details). You could also go on to top up your foundation degree to a full honours degree if you wish. Drawing on the expertise of experienced lecturers, you’ll work with real clients in our state-of-the-art sport and exercise science labs, fitness suites and strength and conditioning facilities. You’ll also benefit from brand new sports facilities at our Oxstalls campus, including an international-standard sports arena, 3G pitches, dedicated pitches for rugby, hockey and football and a cricket pavilion and pitch.
Why University of Gloucestershire?
We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. With the University of Gloucestershire offering a wide variety of courses, you will have the best of both worlds - a large learning community with more than 80 societies and sports clubs to enjoy while also benefiting from lecturers who know and value you as an individual.
Through our innovative Your Future Plan scheme, you will be challenged and supported to become the graduate that you want to be, ready to succeed in your chosen field. Your personal tutor will help you build your network of connections and take advantage of a range of opportunities including field trips and placements, offering invaluable experience outside of the lecture theatre.
Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies.
Come and experience the University of Gloucestershire for yourself by booking an open day online at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay.
After the course
Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 95% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their course*, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan.
*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), 2016/17.
Experience an open day
Take the next step and book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. This is your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. Take the opportunity to get up-to-the minute advice and guidance from the people who have been here and experienced University of Gloucestershire life already.
To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses, email us on email@example.com or call 03330 14 14 14.
Learning is through lectures, seminars and mainly practical sessions. Choose modules in areas that interest you such as obesity, osteoarthritis or stroke rehabilitation. Put knowledge into practice through placements in a range of public and private institutions, including chartered physiotherapists, Cardiac-Rehabilitation, hospitals and the NHS Foundation. Placements are at the core of this course to ensure you become an experienced exercise professional.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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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
We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us. Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/in-your-region/pages/in-your-country.aspx
|UCAS Tariff||72 points||Use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.|
|A level||DDD||DDD at A levels or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMP||MMP at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall including 45 credits at level 3.|
Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we will still consider your application.
Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
International students will need to produce evidence of an acceptable score on an approved English language test such as IELTS. We run pre-sessional English language courses and university preparation courses, in partnership with INTO, to help you prepare for undergraduate or postgraduate study. Please see our webpage - http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/into-centre.aspx
English Language requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|