Cornwall College

FdSc Sport Health and Fitness

The Cornwall College Group offers a wide range of undergraduate courses across seven campuses throughout Cornwall and Devon, including Bicton College, Cornwall College, Duchy College and Falmouth Marine School. We offer specialist courses designed with employers and delivered by industry professionals. During your studies you will get the opportunity to work on live projects and start your career before you even graduate.

Course details

  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • Personal and Employability Skills Development (CORC1013C)

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

    • Sport and Fitness Coaching (CORC1025)

      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.

    • Exercise Physiology 1 (CORC1149)

    • Applied Anatomy and Physiology (CORC1201)

      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

    • Health and Fitness Applications (CORC1026)

      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.

    • Sports Development (CORC1027)

      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.

    • Bio Mechanics (CORC1147)

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

    • Nutrition (CORC2122)

      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.

    • Strength, Condition and Evaluation (CORC2244)

      This module will allow the learner to critically analyse competing research of total, health and skill related fitness and critically examine the impact on client goals.

  • Final year

  • Core modules

    • Sports Injuries and Therapies (CORC2005)

      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.

    • Research Methods (CORC2120)

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

    • Sport as a Business (CORC2245)

      The learner will consider the fundamental aspects of developing and providing an innovative business with in the sport and fitness sector.

    • Psychology of Sport and Exercise (CORC282)

    • Exercise Physiology 2 (CORC283)

    • Special Study (TFD203)

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

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 for 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 the University of Plymouth at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.

For further information, including the progression from foundation degree form, please visit

Our partnership with Cornwall 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 Cornwall College

Looking to study a specialist subject at university level? Want to do it in one of the most beautiful places in the world? Our wide range of courses gives you the chance to pick up the skills and experience you’ll need for your chosen profession.
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