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Foundation Degree in Health, Physical Activity and Sport

Course Code: C5093
Campus: Millfield
Week Commencing: 10 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
09 Jun 19

UCAS Application Only - UCAS Code 52L7

Foundation Degree in Health, Physical Activity and Sport is a two year, full time course. This course is validated by Queen’s University of Belfast through Stranmillis University College.  Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress to year two of the BSc (Hons) Degree in Health, Physical Activity and Sport at Stranmillis University College, or the BA (Hons) Liberal Arts with PE Degree at St. Mary’s University College

The 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. 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. UCAS Code 52L7.

This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability.

Career Opportunities / Progression

Opportunities exist to progress to year two of the BSc (Hons) Degree in Health, Physical Activity and Sport at Stranmillis University College, or the BA (Hons) Liberal Arts with PE  at St. Mary’s University College, accelerated entry to degrees in health and physical activity, sport and physical education as well employment in the Health and Active Leisure sector.

Entry Requirements

Students must have one of the following:

• Two GCE A level or two AVCE in Leisure and Recreation at a minimum of  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 64 UCAS points; or
• An Irish Leaving Certificate with at least two Higher Level passes at a minimum of 64 UCAS points; or
• An appropriate Access award; or
• Equivalent qualifications at a minimum of 64 UCAS points

NB: If there are more applications than places available then the BMC Tariff Points will apply.
(Leaving Certificate English and Mathematics Grade D (Ordinary) are minimum requirements for all undergraduate degrees.)

Cost

Tuition Fee

£2715.00

Fees relate to 1st year only

All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Other Information

Facilities include a fully fitted Physiological Testing Laboratory

Contact Information

Contact: Department Secretary, 028 9026 5332 or Email: [email protected]