Foundation Degree in Fitness and Health - Awarded by University of Chester


Foundation Degree in Fitness and Health - Awarded by University of Chester

Foundation Degree in Fitness and Health

This programme is designed to provide you with the professional skills to plan, deliver, evaluate and improve activities and initiatives aimed at improving people’s fitness and health-related lifestyles. The programme is based on industry required knowledge and skills and will provide education and assessment that allow you to achieve required professional accreditation. On completion of the programme you will have the background knowledge and skills to potentially achieve career progression in the fitness, leisure and health sectors. Job roles in advanced fitness instruction, personal training, exercise referral and physical activity promotion are typical of the careers graduates will be in a position to develop. Based on module choices some students will have developed sports-related or management knowledge and skills that will open further career routes.

This is a flexible employment related degree that can be studied full time over 2 years at West Cheshire College. The Foundation Degree is awarded by the University of Chester.  Students have the option to complete a further year to top-up to a BA or BSc (Hons) Degree at University.  This programme includes CYQ Level 2 Gym Based Instructor and CYQ Level 3 Personal Trainer (small admin fee).

Please apply through UCAS:

Institution Code: W36

Course Code: CB69


FdSc Fitness and Health handbook 16-17

Annual Monitoring Report Foundation Degree Fitness and Health 2015-16

External Examiner Report Foundation Degree Fitness and Health 2015-16


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Anatomy and Physiology, Health & Fitness, Assessment & Monitoring, Learning at Work, Sports Psychology, The Fitness Industry Health Perspectives, Introduction to Academic Professional Development, CYQ

You will ideally be working in the fitness or leisure industry or would like to gain a recognised HE qualification, already have a relevant Level 3 qualification (MMM), A Levels (2) or if you are a mature student a related qualification. Certain work-placements will require a CRB check.

You will be assessed by a variety of methods such as live projects / work-based project, written assignments and reports, formal assessment, group presentations, peer assessment / feedback, practical assessments.

Progression includes the BA (Hons) Degree programme at university.

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Foundation Degree in Fitness & Health (Reference : F1A)

Course duration 25/09/2017 - 31/05/2019 (30 Weeks)

Department Curriculum Qualification Costing Duration Availability
Creative & Performing Arts Sport 00241071 TBC* 25/09/2017 - 31/05/2019 Spaces available
Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Day of Week Campus
25/09/2017 31/05/2019 00:00:00 00:00:00 Monday Ellesmere Port Campus
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* Please contact the College for more information on costs