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Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Sport and Fitness

UCAS Code: C605

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


Accredited Access to HE Diploma.

UCAS Tariff

40-48
50%
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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Sport and exercise sciences

Exercise for health

**Note: Due to the course delivery locations and visa restrictions, this course is NOT available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa**.

**Location**: This is an award of Teesside University delivered in partnership with Stockton Riverside College (campus code 3, call 01642 865400) at their Teesdale and Bede campuses and at Redcar & Cleveland College (campus code 6, call 01642 473132).

**Course overview**: During this course, you develop the knowledge and skills to be able to successfully instruct sport and fitness sessions to individuals and groups in a variety of settings. You study the core principles of sport leadership and fitness instruction, applying these in various practical settings throughout the course. You may have the option to complete vocationally recognised qualifications to prepare you for employment. A cost will be associated with the additional awards and successful completion of additional exams will be required. There is also the option of progressing onto the third year of Teesside University’s BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise degree.

**After the course**: You should be well prepared for careers in sport and fitness when you graduate. You may also wish to further your education by progressing to the BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise degree at Teesside University. Career options are varied and include self-employment or jobs in the private and public sector sport and fitness industry.

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment methods

The majority of modules are taught by a mixture of lectures, seminars and practical workshops. The Practical Experience in Sport and Fitness in Year 2 involves a placement (organised by the student) in either a school or exercise setting. You are assessed through a variety of formats including reports, presentations, examinations and portfolios of work.

The Uni


Course locations:

Redcar & Cleveland College

Stockton Riverside College

Department:

Sport and Exercise

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
low
Sport and exercise sciences
76%
low
Exercise for health

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

84%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
58%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

After graduation


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Sport and exercise sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
15%
Other elementary services occupations
12%
Sports and fitness occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - 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, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.

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