FdSc Sport & Fitness.

Key Facts
  • Starts September 2021
  • Course Type Part Time or Full Time
  • Duration Two Years, Full-Time or Three Years, Part-Time
  • You Need 3 Requirements needed View


The course aims to develop a detailed knowledge of coaching skills and behaviours with the versatility to be applied to both the sport and fitness industry. Potential graduates will possess degree level knowledge in core elements such as anatomy, physiology and psychology. The programme focuses on the development of real skills related to jobs in the sport and fitness sector. Not only will graduates enhance their knowledge and skills, they will become more employable through the holistic approach of self-evaluation and professional development.

What will I learn

Level 4 modules: • Introduction to Research in Sport and Fitness • Anatomy and Physiology in Sport • Sport Psychology • Fitness Testing and Movement Screening for Sport Performers • Fitness Training and Programming • Introduction to Sports Coaching Level 5 modules: • Research in Sport and Fitness • Health and Wellbeing for the Individual • Exercise for Special Populations • Professional Development and Employability in Sport and Fitness • Strength and Conditioning for the Sports Performer • Advanced Sports Coaching

How will I learn

Modules are taught via a mixture of approaches. There are core-teaching sessions known as lectures as well as interactive seminars, which allow for small group work and take a more informal approach. There is also a real focus on putting theory into practice. This is done regularly and takes the form of practical sessions, which are based in the fitness suite, sports hall or astroturf. Finally, there are IT workshops, which allow learners to work on assessments under the supervision of the module leader and gain useful feedback.

What's next

Once you have successfully completed the course, you can progress onto the BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise (Top-up).

Additional Information

Assessments are in a variety of formats including reports, essays, workbooks, presentations, portfolios of work and practical competency assessments.

Taught by experienced highly motivated knowledgeable tutors
Study locally in a welcoming and friendly environment
Excellent links with local employers (Everyone Active, One Gym, Lifestyle Fitness)
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