Foundation Degree (FdSc) Exercise, Health and Fitness // Undergraduate

Course overview

The content of this course reflects guidelines set by SkillsActive, the relevant Sector Skills Council, which works to develop qualifications that enable people to be competent in a specific area of work or type of role.

You will gain a broad-based education in the exercise sciences, plus training in the latest techniques for planning, delivering and evaluating exercise classes and interventions.

Course content

Modules on this course include:

Year 1 (national level 4)

  • Physiology of Sport and Exercise (20 Credits)
  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology (20 Credits)
  • Anatomy for Exercise and Sport (20 Credits)
  • Exercise Management 1 (20 Credits)
  • Sociology of Sport, Exercise and Health (20 Credits)
  • Personal Development and Study Skills (20 Credits)

Final Year (national level 5)

  • Fitness Testing and Assessment (20 Credits)
  • Psychology of Exercise (20 Credits)
  • Personal Training (20 Credits)
  • Public Health, Health Promotion and Exercise (20 Credits)
  • Sport Injury Management (20 Credits)
  • Research Methods and Study Skills (20 Credits)

Entry requirements

Our typical offer is 56 UCAS points gained from A Levels/BTEC qualifications or equivalent. We also require Mathematics and English Language at GCSE grade C or a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication, Application of Number or above, or equivalent. 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.

Applicants without formal qualifications may qualify for entry through relevant work-based experience. Read more on the new UCAS Tariff point system for 2017.

Teaching and assessment

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.

Progression and careers

Students will have direct access to the Year 3 BSc Honours Exercise, Health & Fitness programme at the University of Sunderland. This programme supports entry into health and fitness careers and further study in areas such as Health Promotion, Sports Nutrition, Personal Training and Fitness in an employed or self employed capacity.

This Foundation Degree is awarded by the University of Sunderland.

Awarding body

This programme is run in partnership with the University of Sunderland. The qualification you will receive is awarded by the University of Sunderland.

TyneMet College working in partnership with the University of Sunderland.

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Student numbers

In order to help ensure that the student experience is maintained at a high level across the life of partnership programmes, there is a minimum of 12 students required to enrol in year 1 of each programme offered by TyneMet College in partnership with the University of Sunderland in order for it to run. In the event that this minimum is not reached, the University reserves the right to either close this programme and withdraw offers made on it or, if appropriate to the programme, apply conditions to the programme in order to allow it to run with reduced student numbers. If the programme is closed, the University will use reasonable endeavours to help affected students switch to a suitable alternative programme or alternative HE provider if they wish to do so. If a decision is taken to apply conditions to the programme in order to allow it to run with reduced student numbers, consultation will take place with affected students. Conditions may include things like studying some of the programme at a different venue or merging study with other similar programmes where there is overlap. If these conditions are not acceptable to all students, the programme will close.


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Course detail
UCAS Code C606
Classification Foundation Degree
Course Mode Full-time
Level Undergraduate
Duration Two years
Location Coast Road Campus
Annual fee £7965.00 *
Start September
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