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Barnsley College Higher Education

Physical Activity, Health and Exercise

UCAS Code: C6K9

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport or other related subject area at grade MPP

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Students must have completed a suitable Level 3 qualification and be able to demonstrate an ability to work independently, in groups and be able to work with tutor support and guidance in both practical and academic settings. Students will need GCSE English at grade C/grade 4 (or an alternative equivalent). Students without such formal applications are very much encouraged to apply, particularly from applicants who can demonstrate commitment and ‘work-related’ experience that is appropriate.

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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

3.0 years | Part-time | 2020

Subjects

Education studies

Research skills

This pathway is for students wishing to gain an academic and practical understanding of the changing world of Physical Activity Promotion, Health and Exercise and more broadly Lifestyle and Wellbeing industries. Some example careers you may wish to progress into include Health Promotion, Exercise Instruction, Health and Wellbeing and Physical Activity Leadership (among others). The course adopts a range of contemporary methods of delivery and assessment to assess your understanding of key concepts. Individualised and regular work experience is an important part of the course and something of which all students will be required to partake in, in addition to understanding the critical research process. The course tutors, class sizes and approach to personal tutoring offer a more personalised learning and university experience. The course is designed with a view to preparing students for employment or progressing on to a Level 6 Top-Up Degree, for example, our current BA (Hons.) Top-Up Degree in Sport, Physical Education and Health. We also offer exciting additional qualifications at discounted rates for our students of this programme, for example, Personal Training, Sports Massage and Governing Body awards related to Coaching and Leadership.

Modules

Classes will be made up of a mixture of lectures, taught and theory seminars and discussion groups as well as practical, reflection and private study. You will be required to work in whole and small group teams and independently. You will be required to plan, deliver and evaluate in a range of practical settings and environments as well as prepare for classes by research and reading (otherwise known as directed activities).

Students will be encouraged throughout the curriculum to be active in their skills-development and may well be involved in the wider work of the Sports Academy or health/fitness community in client consultation and physical activity assessment. Students will have the opportunity to work in local organisations and other relevant agencies where and if appropriate.
(Year 1):
1. Introduction to Health Promotion
2. Inactivity Across the Lifespan
3. Foundations of Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise
4. Psychology of Physical Activity
5. Introduction to Academic Research Skills
6. Principles & Practice of Self-development
(Year 2):
1. Healthy Lifestyles & Wellbeing
2. Healthy Weight Management
3. Leadership & Instruction in Exercise
4. Healthy Environments
5. Advanced Academic & Research Skills
6. Employability, Entrepreneurship & Creativity

Assessment methods

Assessment will be varied and devised by teachers to best meet the needs of students and the course with most units assessed via coursework. Coursework assessments could take any form but are likely to include essay, reports, presentations, professional discussions, research, group activities as well as practical assessment, evaluation and reflection.

Tuition fees

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England
£5,995
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,995
per year
Scotland
£5,995
per year
Wales
£5,995
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Campus Barnsley (UCB)

Department:

Sport

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