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Sport and Fitness Studies Top-up BA (Hons)

University College Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    University College Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    MAR

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**OVERVIEW****Do you want to become part of the booming fitness sector of the sports industry? If you are passionate about helping people achieve their health and fitness goals or aspire to work in coaching and fitness training, our Sport and Fitness Studies top-up degree will build upon your knowledge to help you forge a career serving a wide variety of clients in a range of roles.**Designed for anyone who has previously studied a relevant subject (up to Level 5), this sport and fitness top-up course expands upon your understanding of fields such as nutrition, anatomy and physiology. You will be able to tailor your studies to match your career aims through a selection of optional modules as well as conducting in-depth research into an aspect of the sport and fitness industry that interests you.Alongside your sports top-up course, you will have the chance to gain a number of further industry-recognised qualifications to help you stand out after you graduate, including sports coaching, personal trainer and fitness instructor qualifications. You will also be supported throughout your studies by our range of cutting-edge sports facilities, including our gym and Human Performance Centre.If you have previously studied a relevant subject up to Level 5, you will be able to enrol on our one-year top-up course. If you have previously studied a relevant subject up to Level 4, you can apply to transfer onto our course at Level 5 for the remaining two years of your degree.**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**- **Enrichment** – Boost your career prospects with a range of additional professional qualifications including Level 2 Certificate Fitness Instructor (NCFE), Level 3 Personal Trainer (NCFE) and 1st4Sport Level 2 Award in Multi-Skills Sports Coaching*- **Specialise your studies** – Drive the direction of your studies to suit your interests with a range of optional modules and a research project on the subject of your choice- **Practical application** – Apply your learning and skills to real-life practice, supported by our outstanding sports facilities- **Team Scotland partnership** – Our University will be the home for Team Scotland at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, offering exciting opportunities for our students to work with the team and its athletes*Note: extra qualifications may incur an additional fee**FACILITIES**Students on our sports courses have access to a wide range of excellent facilities at University College Birmingham. Our Human Performance Centre features the latest equipment including a 35m sprint track, eight lifting platforms, 7m rig and large screens displaying live analysis data. We also have a purpose-built Human Performance Laboratory which hosts an anti-gravity treadmill, isokinetic dynamometer, Monark LC7 cycle ergometer and SECA body composition analyser.Our sports clinics on campus are open to the public, enabling students to put training into practice treating and assessing patients. We also share the impressive £3m Avery Fields complex with Bournville RFC, offering an all-weather pitch, two grass pitches and a clubhouse with function room and modern changing facilities.**PLACEMENTS**We encourage students on our course to gain work experience throughout your studies. The 'Work-Based Learning for Sport' module incorporates a work placement.Employers we have worked with include Warwickshire County Cricket Club, Wasps Rugby Academy, West Bromwich Albion FC Women, Easy Gym and Vibro-Suite Health and Wellness Club.**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:- Sports coach- Sports development officer- Fitness centre manager- Armed forces training and education officerYou could also progress onto one of our postgraduate courses at University College Birmingham.- **Please ref

Application deadline

15 January

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.

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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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