FdSc Applied Sport & Exercise Science

Apply From: 12th of July 2019
Application Deadline:
Salary:
Start Date: 9th of September 2019

Overview

Get your career in sport off to the best start with this foundation degree. This programme provides learners with a challenging and high quality teaching experience. The content has been designed to reflect the needs of the sport and exercise science industry. 

This practical course will provide you with an understanding of the scientific factors that underpin performance in sport and exercise settings. You will develop an in-depth knowledge of the scientific methods of enquiry and problem-solving abilities. 

At Level 4, you will have the opportunity to achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction. This qualification allows accreditation with the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS). At Level 5, you will have the opportunity to pursue the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training. 

Aims

This programme aims to provide you with the scientific knowledge and skills that will allow you to specialise and progress within the diverse areas of sport and exercise science. 

The underpinning course objectives are as follows: 

  • To provide knowledge and understanding of the scientific factors that underpin performance in sport and exercise settings
  • To develop competence in the scientific methods of enquiry and problem-solving abilities
  • To develop a reflective approach to theory and practice
  • To develop the student’s ability to analyse, justify, debate and review ideas, protocols and actions
  • To allow students to apply knowledge and skills within sport and exercise settings.

Modules

Level 4: 

  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Work Related Learning
  • Functional Anatomy for Sport and Exercise
  • Physiology of Human Performance
  • Applied Exercise and Fitness Knowledge
  • Nutrition for Sport and Exercise.

Level 5: 

  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Work Related Learning
  • Applied Sports Coaching
  • Prescribing movement for specific population clients
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Sports Development.

Entry Criteria

UCAS tariff points: 48

To gain entry to the programme, you must satisfy the standard or non-standard entry requirements. 

Standard Entry Criteria: 

  • A minimum of 48 UCAS Credits generated from A-Levels or BTEC/GNVQ/NVQ qualifications at Level 3.
  • A minimum of grade C (or equivalent) in GCSE English and maths, or a science.
  • Evidence of interest and experience within a relevant sport and/or exercise field.
  • A successful interview with the programme leader.

Non-standard Entry Criteria: 

  • Evidence of relevant work experience and attainment of skills to demonstrate an ability to study at this level
  • Evidence of interest and experience within a relevant sport and/or exercise field.
  • Evidence of the ability to meet the academic requirements of the programme through appropriate diagnostic assessment as conducted by the Course Admissions Tutor.
  • A successful interview with the programme leader.

What next after FdSc Applied Sport & Exercise Science?

You could top-up this qualification to a degree and progress to BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise Science or BSc (Hons) Management (Sports Management) at New College Durham

See all opportunities by New College Durham