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Southampton Solent University

Fitness Management and Personal Training

UCAS Code: NC86
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Sport & exercise science
  • Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport
Student score
83% MED
77% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
90% LOW
Average graduate salary
£17k MED
£17k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MMD

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
D*D*

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

International Baccalaureate
24

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This innovative, industry-focused degree aims to provide students with both practical personal training experience and key transferrable business and management skills. Accreditation by REPs, a part of the SkillsActive Group, shows potential employers that the course is dedicated to promoting excellence in the health and fitness sector. It also provides students with the opportunity to gain entry to REPS - essential for any qualified fitness professional - as well as the opportunity to work towards other industry qualifications. To complement and build upon the knowledge gained whilst studying for their degree, students are required to undertake a six-week work experience placement, designed to expose them to a real life working environment, whether it be with a large fitness operator, a small independent club, local authority, or other organisation.

Modules

Year 1: 6 core units: Operation and Management of Fitness Facilities 1; Principles of Health, Fitness and Nutrition; Client Appraisal and Assessment; Gym Training; Introduction to Exercise Psychology; Industry Practice and Research. Year 2: 5 core units and 1 option unit: Operation and Management of Fitness Facilities 2; Research Methods for Sport and Exercise; Customer Service, Marketing and Sales; Advanced Training Principles; Work-based Professional Studies; option: Exercise Psychology (Behaviour Change); Exercise Programming for Older Adults; Sports Massage; Group Exercise; Physical Activity and Public Health Interventions; Event Organisation; Diet and Nutrition; Project Management Skills. Year 3: 3 core units and 2 option units: Project; Professional Practice in Personal Training; Strategy for Business; options: Exercise Programming for Medically Referred and Disabled Clients; Advanced Sports Massage; Sports Nutrition and Performance; Sport Development; Sports Conditioning; Critical Management Thinking; Human Resource Management; Electronic Marketing; Employee Relations; Small Business Enterprise; Physical Education.

Southampton Solent University

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We're a dynamic new university dedicated to academic excellence, social justice and the integration of theory and practice. Real world experience is built into innovative courses in business, technology, art and design, media production, maritime, the creative industries and sport. We have strong roots in Southampton and the region, working closely with the community and employers.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

81%

Feedback on work has been prompt

77%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

84%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
18% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
324 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
59% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £17k MED
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

10%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

Graduates who are sports and fitness occupations

22%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates has gone from under 3,000 in 2003 to nearly 9,500 in 2012. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport and fitness, coaching and teaching especially, but they're found all over the economy. Management is also a popular option for graduates from this subject – after all, this is a degree for people who want to motivate others!
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 80%
Student score 77% MED
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

73%

Staff are good at explaining things

86%

Received sufficient advice and support

75%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
16% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
27% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
310 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
67% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
14% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 90% LOW
Average graduate salary £17k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

6%

Graduates who are sports and fitness occupations

14%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

14%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This course sits in a wide group of smaller subjects that don't necessarily have that much in common - so bear this in mind when you look at any employment data. Most graduates took a hospitality, events management or tourism-related course, but there are a group of sports and leisure graduates in here as well who do different things. Events management was the most common job for graduates from this group of subjects, and so it’s no surprise that graduates from specialist events management courses did a lot better last year than many of the other graduates under this subject umbrella. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.
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