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Foundation Degree in Health, Physical Activity and Sport

Course Code: C5093
Campus: Millfield
Week Commencing: 18 Sep 17
End Date: 27 May 18

UCAS Code FD HL 52L7

This innovative course seeks to develop health and physical activity excellence through the understanding of several key areas. You will enhance your academic, professional and managerial knowledge and skills that are directly applicable to the health and physical activity sectors. This is a must have course for anyone considering a career within health or physical activity sectors. Opportunities exist to progress to year two of the BSc (Hons) Degree in Health, Physical Activity and Sport at Stranmillis University College, year two of the BA (Hons) Degree at St. Mary’s University College and also relevant areas of study with other elected universities. The course consists of 12 compulsory modules which are as follows, Physical Activity and Sport for Specific Groups, Introduction to Management in Health Physical Activity and Sport, Fitness Testing and Training, Physical Activity Lifestyle and Well-Being, Practical Studies, Anatomy & Physiology for Sport & Health, Introduction to Health Sport and Exercise Psychology, Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology, Personal Professional Development, Event Management in Health and Physical Activity, Work-Based Experience and Research Project in Health. Assessment method: A variety of assessment methods are used including case studies, assignments, time constrained assessments and oral presentations. Students also get the opportunity to volunteer within live sporting events run by Belfast City Council and Special Olympics. Work based assessments are available on a yearly basis and placement opportunities are available with various organisations.  Project based assessments are also used. Facilities include a fully fitted Physiological Testing Laboratory and students have access to Queen's University PEC and Stranmillis facilities.
This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability

Career Opportunities / Progression

Employment in management in the health and physical activity industries; accelerated entry to degrees in health, physical activity and sport and physical education.

Entry Requirements

Students must have one of the following: Two GCE A Levels or two AVCE in Leisure and Recreation at a minimum of 160 UCAS points plus four GCSEs at Grades A-C (including English Language and Mathematics); or a BTEC Level 3 Extended/National diploma/Certificate in Sports Science/Sports Studies, Leisure Studies or other appropriate subject at a minimum of 160 UCAS points; or an Irish Leaving Certificate with at least two Higher Level passes at a minimum of 160 UCAS points; or an appropriate Access award; or equivalent qualifications at a minimum of 160 UCAS points. NB if there are more applications than places available then the UCAS tariff points will apply (Leaving Certificate English and Mathematics Grade D (Ordinary) are minimum requirements for all undergraduate degrees).

Cost

Tuition Fee

£2685.00

Course fees relate to the first year of this two year course.

All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Other Information

Facilities include a fully fitted Physiological Testing Laboratory

Contact Information

Department Secretary, tel: 028 90265332 or email: [email protected]