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This foundation degree is run at our North East-based partner college, Sunderland College. You can then 'top-up' to full honours degree at the University of Sunderland.
Foundation degrees differ from honours degrees because they are designed with the help of employers to reflect the needs of industry and commerce.
The content of this course reflects guidelines set by PD: Approval which works to develop qualifications that enable people to be competent in a specific area of work or type of role.
93.4% of our graduates are in employment, further study or training within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers)
Foundation degrees combine academic study with work-based learning and you have the opportunity to learn in the workplace as well as the classroom.
Teaching methods include practical sessions, lectures, discussions, case studies and workshops. We also encourage you to develop independent study skills.
Assessment methods include evaluation of work experience, reports, presentations and practical tests.
Sport and Exercise in the Community (20 credits)
Principles of Sport and Exercise Physiology (20 credits)
Principles of Sport and Exercise Psychology (20 credits)
Principles of Sport and Exercise Anatomy (20 credits)
Principles of Sport and Exercise Leadership (20 credits)
Personal and Professional Development (20 credits)
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Injuries and Rehabilitation (20 credits)
Personal Training (20 credits)
Sport, Exercise and Public Health (20 credits)
Sport and Exercise Physiology 1 (20 credits)
Sport and Exercise Psychology 1 (20 credits)
Research Methods in Sport and Exercise (20 credits)
Our typical offer is
If your qualification is not listed above, please contact the Student Administration team at email@example.com for further advice.
We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or an equivalent qualification, for example; a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
If English is not your first language we will require an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) can also be considered if the applicant's element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS.
The annual fee for this course is £8,750.
Please note this course is not available to international students.
If you need support or have any queries about applying for your finances for this partner college programme, or want to get in touch with our Partnership Liaison team, you can find out more in our Help and Advice article.
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
If you currently serve (or have recently served) within the Armed Forces, then the Ministry of Defence's ELCAS scheme may be able to help cover your funding for this course. For more information, see our Funding for Armed Forces personnel page.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
Our courses are continually updated so that they are relevant to employers' needs. This helps make sure you are ready for a new role or promotion.
There is a natural progression from this Foundation Degree to the final year of BSc (Hons) Exercise, Health and Fitness at the University of Sunderland.
If you decide to follow this route, you can gain an honours degree with just one more year of full-time study.
Potential employers include sports and exercise clubs, recreation services, local authorities, and schools and colleges.
Job roles include the following (some require further training):
You will undertake placements in both years of the course. These are mainly provided through regional sports organisations and schools. They are good opportunities to make connections with potential employers and build up your CV.
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