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Physical Activity, Health and Well-being

Bradford College

UCAS Code: C600 | Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Grade 4 or equivalent in English Language. Desirable to have GCSE Grade 4 or equivalent in Mathematics but if not must be willing to work towards this alongside the Foundation degree.

UCAS Tariff

64

A minimum of 64 UCAS Tariff Points from one of the following • A level/ National Diplomas/Access to HE or other suitable bridging course • Level 3 vocational qualifications within the QCA framework

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About this course


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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

3.0 years | Part-time | 2022

Subjects

Health sciences

Sport and exercise sciences

This programme is suitable for anyone with a strong interest in, and a passion for, exercise and fitness. It is run over four semesters and meets the appropriate National Occupational Standards and Key Skills for the sector.

You will undertake modules in exercise and fitness as well as personal and professional development, as the course is designed to foster lifelong learning in its participants. The course was originally designed in consultation with some of the industry's leading professional bodies including Fitness Industry Association, SkillsActive, Sports Coach UK, David Lloyd Leisure, Bradford Bulls and Northern Fitness & Education. Students will benefit from lectures and support from staff with extensive experience of working in the fitness industry, in conjunction with work placements during both years of the course.

Applications are welcome from people currently working in the fitness industry or those with a keen enthusiasm to develop themselves in this field.

You will work closely with students on the FdSc Sports Coaching as there are four shared modules in each year.

Students on this programme will have a placement in each year to enhance their employability and provide an opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge in a workplace. Students will be required to work alongside other professionals in the sector and reflect on their practice so they develop the ability to be critically self-evaluative. You may also be given the opportunity to participate in a range of volunteering opportunities in order to enhance both your skills and CV.

The HE Sports team work closely with local employers to develop work- based learning projects which are beneficial to students and the organisations. Taught modules will provide the knowledge and theoretical input for these projects and the module Applied Practice in Community Settings will be the main vehicle for students to develop programmes for a specific audience. Students will develop a range of skills such as communication with diverse audiences, leadership and teamwork, essential for a career in the Industry.

Practical sessions will be held in the Trinity Green building which provides excellent sports facilities. Bradford College engages with national Governing Bodies and Government initiatives and has previously supported both the Olympic and Para Olympic Games. Such opportunities will continue to be sought in order to provide students with exciting opportunities.

Modules

The Foundation degree programme comprises 240 credits; with 120 credits at each level (HE level 4 and HE level
5). At each level there are 80 credits shared with the Foundation Degree in Sport Coaching and two modules
specific to this award. Students who do not gain the full 240 credits required for a Foundation degree can be awarded the Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits).

Level 4 Modules are:
Applied Exercise Teaching (Group)
Applied Exercise Teaching (Gym)
Human Movement
Introduction to Academic Studies
Learning through work in Sport and Physical Activity (including placement)
Nutrition for Health and Exercise

Level 5 Modules are:
Applied Practice in Community and Education Settings
Developing Professional Practice (includes placement)
Evaluation of Fitness in Health & Disease
Nutrition in Health & Disease
Psychology of Physical Activity and Sport Coaching
Research Methods in Sport and Physical Activity

Assessment methods

Assessment methods are varied, rigorous and appropriate to the element of the award being studied.
Students will have the opportunity to receive feedback from formative assessments to develop their skills
and confidence prior to submitting summative assessments. Formative assessment occurs throughout
the programme in the form of staff feedback on student discussion, case studies, seminars, presentations
and question and answer sessions.

Summative assessments will include individual and group presentations, written reports, practical
activities, portfolios, case studies, plans and rationales of sessions or proposals that could be delivered to
a user of a service. Students will also receive feedback from their designated work based learning mentor
on their employability skills and professional practice. A detailed briefing about the assessment strategy
for each module will be published in module handbooks and be available on the VLE.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£8,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,750
per year
Scotland
£8,750
per year
Wales
£8,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bradford College

Department:

School of Education, Professional Development and Sport

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

100%
high
Health sciences

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Health sciences (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

79%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Sport and exercise sciences

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