Exercise, Fitness and Health (Foundation Degree)

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If you are interested in health, wellbeing and exercise, this is the ideal course for you. Graduate a step ahead, qualifying as a fitness instructor and personal trainer alongside your degree. You’ll be in high demand from employers and be able to start coaching or instructing immediately upon graduation. You can also top up your course to a full honours degree.

Learn by working with real clients in new facilities on our purpose-built sports campus. Explore the science behind sport and exercise in our state-of-the-art laboratories. You’ll apply scientific theory to training programmes, improving the performance and health of the general population. You can study areas that interest you such as obesity, osteoarthritis or stroke rehabilitation. The majority of learning is through lectures, seminars, gym and laboratory based practicals.

Work placements are at the core of this course. We have strong partnerships with a range of sports businesses and will help you find placement providers that match your interests. Students currently enjoy placements at GL1 Leisure Centre, Leisure@, with Chartered Physiotherapists and BACPR qualified exercise professionals, and Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Study style

Learning is split between lectures, seminars and practical sessions. You’ll benefit from our purpose-built sports campus, with an onsite performance lab, strength and conditioning suite, sports therapy clinics, and our all-weather pitch. Study skills and ongoing support is available throughout your degree.

Study mode

Full-Time

Campus

Oxstalls, Gloucester

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2018 entry*

72 tariff points

Typical offers

Or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2018 UCAS tariff table

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. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

* Subject to satisfactory DBS disclosure

Fees

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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
Foundation Degree - 2 years full-timeX154

Careers

  • Fitness instructor
  • Personal trainer
  • Exercise referral instructor
  • Gym manager
  • Sports coaching

Qualify as a fitness instructor and personal trainer

Get a step ahead by achieving these qualifications alongside your degree. With the skills you develop, you'll be able to start training or instructing as soon as you graduate.

 
work placements

Enjoy exciting work placements

Benefit from exciting work placements with a range of organisations. We'll help you to find a placement provider that matches your interests. Students currently enjoy placements at GL1 Leisure Centre, Leisure@, with Chartered Physiotherapists and BACPR qualified exercise professionals, and Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

facilities

Work with real athletes in our newly-built fitness suites and labs

Work with a variety of clients in new facilities on a purpose-built sports campus. Learn about the science behind sports and exercise in state-of-the-art laboratories. Be part of a successful sports community.

Contact us

Find out more about our courses.

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