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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-JAN-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

**Course snapshot**Graduates with broad experience and excellent skills are highly sought after in the sport and fitness industries. Whether you are interested in coaching, fitness training, teaching or a combination of areas, UCB's Sport and Fitness Studies foundation degree course will help you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to exploit opportunities in this dynamic employment market. You'll have access to brand new, state-of-the-art sports and fitness facilities, while our industry links will give you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience as well as a range of further accredited qualifications.**Who’s the course for?**Our course is suitable for anyone interested in a career working within sport and fitness, including areas such as sports coaching and development, fitness training, teaching or even working with the armed forces.**Why should I study the course?**- **ENRICHMENT** - Enhance your career prospects with a variety of additional qualifications recognised by the sport and fitness industry- **SPECIALISE YOUR STUDIES** - Customise your studies to suit your interests with a range of optional modules- **WORK EXPERIENCE** - Engage with industry throughout your course, with our past students having worked for top professional sports clubs- **PRACTICAL APPLICATION** - Apply your training and skills to real-life practice, supported by our outstanding sports facilities**Great. Tell me some more**Studying on our sports courses means you will have access to a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Our new Human Performance Centre includes a 35m sprint track (with force plate) and sled track, eight lifting platforms, integrated bilateral force plates, 7m rig and large screens displaying live analysis data. It also contains our purpose-built Human Performance Lab, featuring an anti-gravity treadmill, isokinetic dynamometer, Monark LC7 cycle ergometer and SECA body composition analyser.You will also have access to our cutting-edge gym and our sports injury and massage clinics on campus, as well as use of the state-of-the-art all-weather pitch at Avery Fields, which we share with leading Birmingham rugby club Bournville RFC. The purpose-built, 15-acre site has undergone a £3 million transformation, with the pitch situated alongside two new grass pitches and an impressive clubhouse including a function room, modern changing facilities and a physiotherapy suite.Alongside your degree, we offer the option for you to gain a range of industry-accredited qualifications, including Level 2 Certificate Fitness Instructor (NCFE) and Level 3 Personal Trainer (NCFE).You will need to buy a uniform for this course - UCB can help cover the costs for this through our Kick Start scheme.**What skills will I gain?**You will gain a strong knowledge of anatomy, physiology, exercise, fitness and sports coaching, and learn to apply these skills in practical and relevant ways.Through our choice of optional modules, you can develop further knowledge and skills in specialist areas such as nutrition or performance analysis.By undertaking work placements during your course, you will learn how to put theory into practice alongside qualified professionals and gain valuable experience to boost your employment prospects when you graduate.**What about the future?** Completing this course will help prepare you for a career in the exercise, health and wellness sector. Potential pathways open to you include:- Coaching- Sports development- Fitness instructor/personal trainer- Strength and conditioning- Armed forces or uniformed services- Teaching or lecturing (via a PGCE qualification)Upon completion of the foundation degree, you can also progress onto the final year of the full BA (Hons) degree at the end of year two.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 11,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : CD

UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.

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University information

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University College Birmingham

  • Campus address

    University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JB, England

25% of the university’s students are from overseas, with undergraduates from around 65 countries across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Many of the university’s courses are offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

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