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Sport Science (Personal Training) Foundation Degree (FdSc) Level 5 (part-time)

This course will provide you with a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to work in the sport, health and fitness industry as a qualified personal trainer. The Foundation Degree is a University of Bedfordshire (UoB) Award.

Valided by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • 32-48 UCAS points (BTEC: Pass Merit Profile) from a Level 3 course (A-Level, Level 3 Diploma or BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in a relevant subject area) studied over a two year period. 
  • GCSE Grade A*-C/9-4 grade or Level 2 equivalent in English and maths.

We also welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

Course content

During this course you will study a range of topics, including:

Year 1

  • Employment in the Sports Industry
  • The Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Functional Anatomy and Physiology
  • Exercise Principles and Instruction

Year 2

  • Management and Supervision in the Sports Industry
  • Psychology of Sport, Exercise and Health
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Advanced Exercise Principles and Personal Training

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment, practical assessment, coursework and presentations.

Further study and career options

You can progress straight on to the third year of a course delivered at the University of Bedfordshire, to achieve a BSc Sport degree. Utilising the knowledge gained from this course you could also go in to employment in the sports coaching, fitness, health and performance industries.

Additional information

Clothing will cost approximately £30. To enrol on this course you must apply through the University & Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) using the institution code BEDF B23 and the course code TBC. Visit www.ucas.com or call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Course Information & How to Apply

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)Fee per unitLocationCourse Code
Up to 4 years 23/09/2019 Mon 9.30 am - 4.30 pm £771 per 15 credit unit and £1541 per 30 credit unit Cauldwell Street H1627 Apply

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