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Foundation Degree in Health, Physical Activity and Sport

Course Code: C5093
Campus: Millfield
Week Commencing: 09 Sep 19
End Date: 07 Jun 20

(UCAS Application Only- UCAS CODE HL 52L7)


This innovative 2 year course seeks to develop health and physical activity excellence through the understanding of several key areas.  You will enhance you academic, professional and managerial knowledge and skills that are directly applicable to the health 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.

About this course

Opportunities exist to progress to year two of the BSc (Hons) 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:

Physical Activity and Sport for Specific Groups, Introduction to Management in Health Physical Activity and Sport, Fitness Testing and Training, Physical Activity Lifestyle and Wellbeing, 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 activities/module(s) which are included 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 64 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 UCAS tariff points will apply (Leaving Certificate English and Mathematics Grade D (Ordinary) re minimum requirements for all undergraduate degrees).


Tuition Fee


All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Other Information

Facilities include a fully fitted Physiological Testing Laboratory

Contact Information

School Administratoor Telephone: 028 9026 5332 or email: [email protected]