This course is accredited by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) and Skills Active UK
The need for health, fitness and exercise professionals is evolving. There is an increased need for exercise trainers and advisers, for health promotion advisers in schools, the workplace and in private clinics, for preventative health care attached to GP practices and increased awareness of fitness issues within domiciliary and residential care. Central to these national concerns is the concept of ‘healthy lifestyle’ and within this, the need for appropriate exercise prescription is a frequently repeated theme.
You will learn a scientific understanding in anatomy, exercise physiology and nutrition; and how to conduct fitness tests and health screening on a variety of different clients. You will also gain experience in designing exercise programmes for a range of clients and special populations. You will learn the transferable skills to become self-employed or to be an invaluable employee.
You will have access to an extensive range of sporting facilities including sports science labs, fitness suites and physiotherapy labs.
Two Years full-time
Part-time also available
GCSE Level: Normally English and Maths at Grade C or above.
Together with one of the following:
A minimum of 60 tariff points at A Level or equivalent Level 3 qualification.
Access to Higher Education: Considered on an individual basis.
Applications from mature students without academic credentials will be considered on an individual basis.
National, Advanced and Extended Diplomas in a relevant subject are accepted as a progression to a Foundation Degree and HND.
Prospective students will be required to successfully complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly Criminal Records Bureau).
Please note, additional costs may be incurred for a Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly Criminal Records Bureau) and if any equipment, resources or trips need to be purchased.
For full-time study apply online at www.ucas.com
Click here to download the part-time application form
UCAS Institution: TRURO
UCAS Institution Code: T85
UCAS Course Code: C604
UCAS Course Title: FdSc/EHF
- Exercise for Special Populations
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Exercise Prescription
- Research Methods
- Individual Testing and Measurement
- Social Context of Health and Fitness
- Sports and Exercise Psychology
- Exercise Physiology
- Coaching Strength and Conditioning for sport
- Advanced Exercise Prescription
- Diet, Fitness and Health
- Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
A mixture of assignments, presentations and end of module exams. Some modules are 100% coursework.
Graduates can progress to the BSc (Hons) Sports Performance and Coaching (top-up) at Truro and Penwith College. Alternatively, graduates can progress to the BSc (Hons) Health and Fitness final year at Plymouth University. Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.
Students can also find employment in the industry as personal trainers, fitness and lifestyle advisers and sport and leisure management positions.
You will also have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications during the course. During Stage One you can undertake the OCR Exercise to Music and/or FA Level 2 Treatment of Injuries. During Stage Two you can undertake 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport, OCR Circuits qualification and Level 2 Gym Instructor and/or FA Level 3 Treatment of Injuries. Please note there will be a fee for additional qualifications, but at a reduced rate.
Higher Education Department
Telephone: 01872 267122