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Petroc

Sport Coaching, Health and Fitness

UCAS Code: C600

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


Five GCSEs at Grade C or above The programme will be of interest to those with a sports background, those interested in health care and also health maintenance, as well as those looking to pursue a career within the teaching, coaching or fitness sector. Ideally you will need to be educated to A Level or BTEC National standard with 64 UCAS points, but applications from mature applicants without these qualifications are also considered.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

3.0 years | Part-time | 2021

As well as these scientific elements, the course also includes aspects of sport and health policy and health promotion strategies, including exercise prescription. The modules are constructed around the main scientific disciplines which underpin coaching, fitness development and health maintenance, as well as providing an insight into historical and organisational perspectives. The assessed work allows you to specialise in areas which are of particular interest to you. You will develop an array of academic, practical and interpersonal skills.

You will be required to undertake a substantial work-based project in an aspect of the industry of your choice, and as a result of this and other industry related tasks, you will come into contact with and work with local employers.

Modules typically include Human Performance in Sports, Sports Coaching, Health and Fitness Principles, Developing Graduate Skills, Sport, Health and Physical Activity Organisations, Research Methods, Health Promotion, Health and Activity for Young People, Special Populations, Further Principles of Sports Coaching, and, Exercise Prescription and Behaviour Change.

The course content will explore a range of academic based theory specific to each module, that provides a sound base to explore your learning within the practical environment. Working individually and within groups suits a spectrum of learning styles to progress student learning.

Sports coaching, health promotion, sports development and prescription of exercise, to name just a few, are growing industries and therefore the course content stays current, providing relevant topics to ensure students develop and build on the current trends. This keeps students engaged and ensures they are able to top up to a full degree or enter the sports and health industry.

Assessment methods

A selection of different, relevant, and innovative assessments are linked to this programme. Written assignments, presentations, academic posters, seminars, professional portfolio and examinations may all be a feature of the course. Students are supported to understand and complete these assessments with relevant guidance, workshops, and formative assessment.

Each year, students will study six modules and each module consists of 2 assessments; each assessment will cover specific learning outcomes relating to the subject area and be broken down into a marking grid of the details required for the overall assignment.

External Examiner's comments:
"There is a very good variety of assessments that enable students to demonstrate their range of skills and knowledge...links to future employment and subject specific knowledge was clearly evident."
"Examples of innovative assessments showing clear links to industry requirements. Good examples of this are the health intervention scrap book, school based coaching and newly introduced Nuro Fit [sic - Neurofit] classes."

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

North Devon Campus

Department:

Sport and Leisure

TEF rating:
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