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

    • HE Study Skills & Professional Development (WEYM1068)

      Introduction to and development of study skills to ensure academic standards. Students will be required to develop planning, reading, writing, communicative and IT abilities. They will continuously reflect on work-based learning and develop the skills required to be reflective practitioners. This module gives students the opportunity to develop the required skills needed to ensure success in higher-level study

    • Anatomy and Physiology (WEYM1069)

      This module informs students of how the body functions in sport and exercise conditions by focusing on the physiological aspects of performance. Students will explore the anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. They will also learn about how the body functions as an integrated system

    • Introduction to Sports Coaching (WEYM1070)

      Students will apply theoretical principles of coaching to practical situations in a range of sports. They will gain experience in planning, implementing and evaluating sessions. Considerations in providing for a range of ages and abilities will be central. The principles studied and abilities gained in this module are useful for the completion of level 5 modules Physical Activity for Special Populations and Advanced Sports Coaching

    • Introduction to Personal Training (WEYM1071)

      Within this module, students will develop their knowledge and understanding to become competent in planning, delivering and evaluating exercise and fitness sessions to adults, in an unsupervised situation. This module, delivered at Level 4, aligns with the Industry recognised certificate in Level 2 Gym Instruction, which further enhances employability

    • Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity (WEYM1072)

      This module considers the roles and functions of a range of sports and health organisations; how they interact and implement Government policy. Students will look into elite and grassroots level sport. They will develop an understanding of barriers that exist to participation in sport and physical activity and how they can potentially be reduced

    • Health and Fitness Promotion (WEYM1073)

      This module develops 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. Students will devise a health promotion campaign, working collaboratively with local employers in the workplace

  • Final year

  • Core modules

    • Management Skills for the Health and Fitness Industry (WEYM2064)

      This module enables students to gain an understanding and experience of the management skills necessary to function effectively within the health and fitness industry. Students will develop the theory of leadership and the process of event management. They will explore the role of marketing and business planning which will deliver the skills and knowledge to prepare a website for a new health and fitness venture

    • Research Methods & Professional Skills (WEYM2065)

      Introduction to a range of methods used to carry out research and how to select and justify one or more methods for a particular topic. Enable the student to become a more confident, evaluative reader of research with the tools to carry out research themselves. Students will continuously reflect on their work-based learning placement and develop the skills required to be reflective practitioners

    • Physical Activity for Special Populations (WEYM2066)

      This module allows students to consider the needs of particular client groups in the context of sports, physical activity provision, and exercise prescription. Students will explore varying special populations and practical assessment allows students to widen their coaching skills and the importance of inclusive participation

    • Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health (WEYM2067)

      Students will consider the importance of physical activity and nutrition when working with client groups in the context of lifestyle enhancement strategies to develop health and wellbeing. Throughout the module, students will develop skills such as communication, interpretation and analysis which are crucial for gaining employment within the sport and fitness industry and developing academic competence

    • Psychology for Health and Sports Performance (WEYM2068)

      This module provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of the increasing role of psychology within sport and physical activity. Students will enhance their knowledge of exercise adherence with a specific focus on barriers to exercise. Students will Identify and assess the key psychological factors that affect the performance of an athlete, devising strategies and support techniques

    • Advanced Sports Coaching (WEYM2069)

      Students will develop their coaching expertise to apply principles to a higher degree of competence. They will construct progressive coaching schemes to 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.

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.

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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