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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

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Flexible learning

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 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 Top-up course will build on your knowledge to ensure you are well-placed 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 further accredited qualifications.**Who’s the course for?**Our course is suitable for anyone who has previously studied a relevant subject and is interested in a career working within sport and fitness, including professional, amateur and educational roles.**Why should I study the course?**- **ENRICHMENT** – Enhance your career prospects with a range of additional professional qualifications, as well as engaging with the sports industry through events on campus- **SPECIALISE YOUR STUDIES** – Customise 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 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.There is also the option to boost your CV with further industry-accredited qualifications, including Level 2 Certificate Fitness Instructor (NCFE), Level 3 Personal Trainer (NCFE) and 1st4Sport Level 2 Award in Multi-Skills Sports Coaching.**What skills will I gain?**You will gain a strong knowledge of performance-based training, including investigating elite level sport and how to design specific training programmes for advanced athletes.You will enhance your knowledge of sports psychology, designing interventions in areas such as concentration, motivation, aggression, anxiety and injury.Through our choice of optional modules, you can develop further knowledge and skills in specialist areas such as nutrition or sports marketing.The research project will hone your independent learning, problem-solving, analysis and data presentation skills as well as giving you in-depth knowledge of an industry subject that interests you.**What about the future?** Completing this course will prepare you for a career in the exercise, health and wellness sector. Our graduates have gone on to work as health and fitness professionals, in health promotion or as fitness instructors and personal trainers. Potential pathways open to you include:- Coaching- Sports development- Strength and conditioning- Armed forces or uniformed services- Teaching or lecturing (via a PGCE qualification)You can also progress to postgraduate level study, including a P

Tuition fees

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£ 12,500per 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 relevant HND or a foundation degree in the areas of Sports and Exercise Science, with 240 credits.


University information

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University College Birmingham

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    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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