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This course is designed for those who are committed to sport, health and exercise and have a passion to make a positive contribution to the health and lifestyle of their local community. Students will have access to excellent facilities. Teaching staff have in-depth vocational expertise from the public and private sectors, as well as research interests in exercise, the sociological aspects of sport and exercise and contemporary issues in sport, health and exercise.
The course has been set up in response to skills shortages in the sports industry. It has been designed after lengthy talks with employers, including health organisations and gyms, about the needs of the industry and the health needs of the population. Students will be able to use the excellent facilities at the Human Performance Unit at the University of Essex.
A significant element of learning for this course takes place in the work place and students are expected to have a work placement or current employment in the sport or health sector. For those who do not have appropriate employment in the sector, assistance will be given in securing an appropriate work placement. A combination of written reports, examinations, presentations, laboratory papers and practical assessments will be required as part of the course. Graduates will have developed knowledge of sport, exercise, health, fitness training and sports development and will be better placed for professional employment and career development in those sectors. Alternatively students could progress to the final year of a related Honours degree at UCS.
Year one: Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Exercise; Exercise Physiology and Testing; Social and Psychological Perspectives; Sports Injuries and Massage; Work Experience as a Resource for Learning; Personal Development.
Year Two: Contemporary Issues; Nutrition and Weight Management; Advanced Training Techniques; Stress Management and Health; Individualised Work Based Project; Skills in Research and Problem Solving.
“The course addresses the skills that employers are looking for, along with the theory we are gaining; this makes me more employable”
Graduates will have developed knowledge of sport, exercise, health, fitness training and sports development and will be better placed for professional employment and career development in those sectors. Alternatively students could progress to the final year of a related Honours degree at UCS
Two years full-time
UCS Great Yarmouth*|(campus code Y)
All UCS degrees are jointly validated by the Universities of East Anglia and Essex
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