Cornwall College

FdSc Sport Health and Fitness

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Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • CORC1149 Exercise Physiology 1

    • CORC1025 Sport and Fitness Coaching

      This module is designed to provide students with a range of skills, knowledge and the understanding to enable them and clients to participate safely in a range of sport and fitness activities.

    • CORC1013C Personal and Employability Skills Development

      This module is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop themselves in terms of their personal and employability skills.

    • CORC1201 Applied Anatomy and Physiology

      This module is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of the major systems of the body in the context of exercise and sports performance

  • Year 2
  • Core modules
    • CORC2122 Nutrition

      The sources, types and roles of the major constituents of foods are examined alongside nutritional disorders, optimal nutrition for sport/exercise and fitness performance. Learners will evaluate the physiological processes of digestion and nutrient storage.

    • CORC1147 Bio Mechanics

      This module is designed to provide an introduction to the biomechanics of sport and exercise as an area of academic and applied study.

    • CORC2008 Measurement and Evaluation of Fitness

      This module will allow the learner to critically analyse competing definitions of total, health and skill related fitness and critically examine the measurement and evaluation of the components of health and skill related fitness.

    • CORC2121 Facility Management

      This is a key programme named module which will build upon level one's studies in Human Resource Management, Research Methods, Finance & Operations Management.

    • CORC1027 Sports Development

      The learner will consider sports development as a process which enhances opportunities for people of all ages, degrees of interest and levels of ability, to develop and excel in their chosen sporting activities. It will provide the learner with the background knowledge needed to work as an SDO and raises issues for SDO's and coaches in terms of meeting individual needs, attracting funding and developing their chosen sport.

    • CORC1026 Health and Fitness Applications

      This module will build on Anatomy and Physiology and Exercise and Physiology and will concentrate on the practical aspects of health and fitness related activities particularly in the use of cardiovascular and resistance machines and the use of free weights in a modern fitness facility.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • TFD203 Special Study

      A module synthesising acquired knowledge, understanding and skills in the form of a detailed study.

    • CORC282 Psychology of Sport and Exercise

    • CORC2120 Research Methods

      This module will review alternative modes of enquiry that might be encountered in academic and business environments.

    • CORC283 Exercise Physiology 2

    • TFD246 Inclusive Sport and Exercise

      This module allows the learner to critically examine reasons for non-participation in sport and exercise across a range of groups and discuss topics such as current provision against client group needs. Learners will have the opportunity to gain practical experience and develop a critical awareness of client needs.

    • CORC2005 Sports Injuries and Therapies

      This module is designed to make the learner aware of the risks involved in sport and exercise and to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to deal with a range of sports injuries.

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

For further information and to apply to this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Progression routes

Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with Plymouth University at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.

*Your progression route application must be submitted by 28th November 2016.

Our partnership with Cornwall College

Plymouth University 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 college 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 Plymouth University. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your college 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 Partners 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. 

Studying with Cornwall College

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