If you are passionate about health and fitness, this course will help you turn your passion into a career. We’ll equip you with graduate-level skills in developing, delivering and analysing exercise programmes that are related to disease management and general health improvement.
The course specifically responds to the growing number of job opportunities linked to exercise referral schemes. Health organisations are keen to proactively help people to be healthier so that they require less treatment. There are also wide-ranging job opportunities in the broader health and fitness sector.
In your first year, you will develop core knowledge in sport and exercise psychology, anatomy, physiology and leadership. In your second year you will extend your skills in these areas and also study ‘Personal Training’ and ‘Injuries and Rehabilitation’. In your final year you will acquire advanced expertise in areas such as ‘Exercise Behaviour Change’ and ‘Physical Activity and Exercise for Special Populations’.
90% of our sports science students find that staff are good at explaining things, according to Unistats 2014. During the course we will prepare you for accreditation on the Register for Exercise Professionals as well as for Skills Active qualifications, as appropriate. In addition we focus on enhancing your employability through skills such as teamwork, communication, time management and reflective practice.
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