Weymouth College

FdSc Sport; Coaching, Health and Fitness

Study in the beautiful surroundings of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. You’ll find our students are some of the happiest in the country. Why? High quality teaching. Strong links with employers. Tuition fees considerably less than the university average. Plus, we also have a tremendous track record of placing our graduates in their chosen careers.

Course details
  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • Human Structure and Function (WEYM1013)

      This module informs students of how the body functions in sport and exercise conditions by focusing on the physiological aspects of performance. This information will form the basis for developing strategies and training regimes designed to optimise physical performance

    • Sport Coaching (WEYM1014)

      Students will apply theoretical principles of coaching to practical situations in a range of sports. Students will gain experience in planning, implementing and evaluating sessions. Considerations in providing for a range of ages and abilities will be central. Students should find that the principles studied and abilities gained in this module are useful for the completion of level 5 modules Sports Provision for Special Populations & Further Principles of Sports Coaching

    • Gym and Fitness Instruction (WEYM1015)

      This module enables students to become competent in planning, delivering and evaluating exercise and health sessions to adults, in an unsupervised situation. Key skills that contribute to effective leadership will be considered and an emphasis will be placed upon ensuring that students continually critically analyse and reflect on their performance as a health professional

    • HE Study Skills and Professional Development (WEYM1016)

      Students will be introduced to and allowed to develop a range of study skills so as to ensure academic standards relevant to a higher programme are established and maintained. Students will be required to develop planning, reading, writing, communicative and IT based abilities. This module is essential in giving students the opportunity to develop the required skills needed to ensure success at higher education level

    • Sports Development (WEYM1017)

      This module considers the roles and functions of a range of sports and health organisations, and how they interact and implement Government policy. Students also develop an understanding of barriers that exist to sports participation and how these can potentially be reduced to allow all-round interaction with sport and physical activity

    • Health and Fitness Promotion (WEYM1018)

      There is an increasing awareness of the relationship between lifestyle and health. Students are given an opportunity to investigate the Government's role in health and fitness promotion, and determine how good health can be promoted by a health promotion specialist. The coursework will require students to devise a health promotion campaign, working collaboratively with local employers in the workplace

  • Final year

  • Core modules

    • Research Methods and Professional Skills (WEYM2015)

      To introduce the students to the range of methods which can be used to carry out research and to understand how to select and justify one or more methods for a particular topic. This will enable the student to become more confident, evaluative reader of research and give them tools to carry out research themselves subsequently. Students will also continuously reflect on their work based learning placement and develop the skills required to be reflective practitioners

    • Sports and Activity Provision for Special Populations (WEYM2016)

      The needs and requirements of particular client groups are considered, and students will produce assessments which focus on chosen groups. Tuition will address facilities, equipment, activity modification and exercise plans for groups such as children, the elderly and people with learning difficulties. The module provides opportunities to regularly engage with special population groups

    • Management Skills for the Health and Fitness Industry (WEYM2017)

      This unit enables students to gain the management skills necessary to function effectively within the health and fitness industry, including an overview of the many tasks that are expected of a manager. Students will develop some of the management skills learnt by exploring specifically the role of marketing and business planning as a Health and Fitness Manager. This includes delivering the skills and underpinning knowledge to prepare a marketing strategy/business plan for a health or fitness venture

    • Exercise, Nutrition and Lifestyle Management (WEYM2018)

      This module allows students to consider the importance of exercise and sports nutrition when working with particular client groups in the context of exercise strategies and lifestyle management

    • Psychology for Performance and Health (WEYM2019)

      This module provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding between exercise behaviour and psychological constructs. Students will enhance their knowledge of exercise adherence and its importance in enhancing mood, health and behaviour

    • Further Principles of Sports Coaching (WEYM2020)

      Students will develop their coaching expertise and will be required to apply principles to a higher degree of competence. Students will construct progressive coaching schemes, and will consider local, national and international contexts, as well as different coaching organisations and qualifications. This module is of particular importance to anyone aspiring to work in a coaching capacity, or take a coaching oriented progression route

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the changeable nature of the situation and any updates to government guidance, we may need to make further, last minute adjustments to how we deliver our teaching and learning on some or all of our programmes, at any time during the academic year. We want to reassure you that even if we do have to adjust the way in which we teach our programmes, we will be working to maintain the quality of the student learning experience and learning outcomes at all times.
Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply
All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

Our partnership with Weymouth College
The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with Weymouth College

Located in Dorset, we proudly hosted the epic sailing events for the 2012 Olympic Games. Large enough to offer choice and diversity, we’re still small enough to welcome you as part of a friendly community.
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