Course: FdSc Sport, Health and Exercise

Study Level

Level 5


Great Yarmouth Campus

The Place University Centre


Two Years



This course is due to be delivered at The Place University Centre opening in Great Yarmouth town centre.

This degree has been set up in response to skills shortages in the sports industry and has been designed with employers, including health organisations and gyms, to reflect the needs of the industry and the health needs of the population.

In the first year, you will study modules including anatomy and physiology where you will learn about the structure and function of the human body; social and psychological perspectives to develop an understanding of  the barriers to exercise and health and how to overcome them; exercise prescription and testing and sports massage and injury designed to equip students with the specialist skills required for employment or self-employment in the sector.

In the second year you will further develop your learning and prepare for further study and work through a series of specifically selected modules including advanced training techniques, nutrition and weight management working with clients on case studies investigating the issues of health, weight and stress management, as well as an individualised work based project where you will demonstrate your full range of knowledge and skills by undertaking a live project with an employer.

You can apply for this course on the University of Suffolk website to study at the East Coast College Great Yarmouth campus. Click ‘More Information’ to be taken to the full course and application page.


You will need to have achieved 80 UCAS tariff points (or above), CDD (A Level), MMP (BTEC)

All applicants are required to hold GCSE English and maths at Grade 4 or above. Applicants who do not hold these qualifications may be considered on an individual basis based upon their overall application and the course applied for.

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