Foundation Degree in Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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What is the course about?

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On this Foundation Degree you will study a range of modules covering different sport, exercise and health related topics such as anatomy, sports coaching, nutrition and fitness instruction and training. Throughout the programme you will be given the opportunity to research your chosen areas of interest relating to sport, exercise and health.

During the second year of the programme a work-based placement will be incorporated in to one of the modules and will be linked to an assessment. The work-based placement will give you the opportunity to experience a real working environment related to your studies and to enable you to develop a range of industry specific skills.

Once you’ve successfully completed the degree you’ll have a clear understanding of the industry, relevant practical skills, as well as the academic understanding that will allow you to progress onto the BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Health Sciences (Top Up), or into employment.

What will be studied?

The course has a requirement of 240 credits equally divided between twelve 20-credit modules.

Level 4 – Year 1 (Certificate Stage)

In your first year, you will build a solid base of practical skills and theory, which will help underpin all your studies.


  • Research Methods and Study Skills Anatomy
  • Physiology and Kinesiology for Sports Performance
  • Health and Fitness
  • Assessments
  • Introduction to Sports Coaching Exercise Psychology Exercise Fitness Instruction

Level 5 – Year 2 (Foundation Degree Stage)

In your second year, you will expand your knowledge and skills, ensuring that you are ready to enter the sports industry or continue to a third year.


  • Performance Analysis in Sport and Exercise
  • Sports Coaching Pedagogy
  • Nutritional Strategies for Sports Performance
  • Introduction to Strength and Conditioning Training
  • Advanced Professional Practice
  • Research Project

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Two years: full-time: Four years: part-time


Beverley, Bridlington


Full-time, Part-time

Start Date

September 2022