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FdSc Physical Activity with Exercise Prescription

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FdSc Physical Activity with Exercise PrescriptionAvailable for Enquiries

Course Details

Sub Title
Location Wakefield City Campus
Level Level 5
Start Date September
Duration Full time: 2 years Part time: 3 years
Mode of Study Part time, Full time
Awarding Body The University of Hull
Offering Code HFL5PAE1F000
Course Overview Understanding the role of physical activity and exercise medicine on population health and wellbeing will be at the heart of this course. On this programme, you will gain the technical and professional skills needed to gain a career in areas such as personal training, health promotion and exercise referral. your studies focus on:- exercise physiology, psychology, nutrition, programming and prescription, research methods and coaching.
What you will Study We aim to enhance the quality of learning and your student experience and we believe that the attainment of multi-disciplinary skills is crucial to your success and will allow you to progress on to your applied specialism. Modules are of an applied nature throughout to facilitate your development into your preferred career choices. Modules such as, Applied Gym Instruction, Sport & Exercise Physiology, Sports Massage will allow you to apply your knowledge and understanding to situations you are likely to encounter in the Physical Activity with Exercise Prescription field enhancing your employability.
How you will Learn The teaching and learning environment offers students the opportunity to develop a multi-disciplinary understanding of physical activity with exercise prescription. Assessments are designed to reflect industry requirements including “live” projects, case studies and field based work. The industry linked assessments provide students with valuable experiences to enhance their employment opportunities with high levels of students’ achievement and student progression into physical activity industry employment or onto post graduate programmes. Active learning is a key component of the programme providing a more realistic (context-based) study and problem solving in learning; confronting students with “real” problems which may be encountered in the work place.
Course Structure Within this programme, the curriculum is structured to provide academic knowledge and understanding integrated with, and supported by the development of, vocational skills and competencies, taking account of the need for appropriate academic rigour. The course is split into two semesters. In year one you will study: Foundations of Sport, Health and Exercise Psychology, Introduction to Coaching, Foundations of Nutrition, Strength & Conditioning, Sport & Exercise Physiology. In year two you will study: Professional Practice in Sport, Health and Exercise Science, Applied Gym Instruction, Applied Massage Therapy, Exercise Testing and Prescription for Health and Nutrition for Health & Disease.
How you will be Assessed The focus is on vocationally relevant assessments that provide differing assessment practices to meet the needs of different learning styles. A range of formative methods will be used throughout the programme and the variety of methods will stimulate students and help to develop specific skills relevant to industry; methods such as mock exams, formal debates, peer reviews, written tasks, quizzes and practical delivery. The assessment types aim to reflect ‘real world’ practice, where possible, a variety of assessment approaches are adopted, e.g. reports, essays, written examinations, practical assessments, presentations, posters; all of these are designed to cultivate a critical appreciation of the relationship between theory and practice in the area of Physical Activity with Exercise Prescription.
Entry Requirements Applicants will normally have, or be predicted to achieve, 48 (formerly 120) UCAS points within a relevant subject area. In addition, we will be looking for evidence of personal skills and qualities, as detailed in the third section, through your personal statement and references. Applicants with other qualifications and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Qualifications and experiences not specifically named in this document will be carefully considered on an individual basis. All applicants who meet, or are predicted to meet, the entry criteria identified above will be invited to interview.
Attendance Expectations It is expected that any Higher Education (HE) student who enrols at Wakefield College does so with the intention of achieving a qualification. It is expected that students will aim for 100% attendance. This includes regular attendance at all course lectures, practical classes, tutorials, seminars, field trips, dissertation tutorials, laboratory sessions, and assessment opportunities.
Attendance - Please note Prior to commencing the programme all new students will undertake a 2 days ‘induction’ period which includes a full induction to the campus, its facilities and the programme.
Fee Information

These fees relate to 2018/19

Annual Tuition Fee : Full-time £6750.00 per year Part-time £TBC

All eligible full-time Home and EU undergraduate students are entitled to apply for affordable Student Loans and Grants towards their tuition fees. For more information, please visit:

Home and EU students on their first higher education course who are studying at least 25% of a full time equivalent course can apply for a non-means tested tuition fee loan from Student Finance England. For more information, please visit:

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

Further Study Graduates from the programme will have the opportunity to further their academic studies through a Post Graduate degree in a related topic at another institution. For those with a particular interest in teaching Wakefield College also offer a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
Career Opportunities Students will have the skills to develop and implement physical activity interventions for individuals. Students could also consider a career in health-related fitness or teaching in mainstream education or health promotion fields. Wakefield NHS, Nuffield Health & Fitness, Wakefield and Kirklees Councils.
How to Apply

Please apply through UCAS at for the full time course.

For the part-time course, please complete a part-time HE/Professional application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

Course Groups (W) Professional Course, Higher Education
Subject Area (W) Sport
Client Group (W) 19+, International, Higher Education
Search Ref (W) 58361
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