Course: FdSc Sport, Health and Exercise

Study Level

Level 5

Course Code



Great Yarmouth Campus


Two Years



The Sport, Health and Exercise 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 will develop a variety of transferable skills that employers look for such as producing a range of documents, analysing and synthesising information, working effectively within a team, managing your own learning and workload, solving problems and critically reflecting on your own and others’ work. Graduates have gone onto work as exercise referral specialists, personal trainers, sports therapists, sports coaches and teachers. (Some of these careers require additional study).

The progression year allows holders of an appropriate Foundation degree to achieve a full BSc (Hons) degree. You can continue to apply the themes of developing transferable skills and academic knowledge whilst demonstrating greater levels of autonomy. The course offers innovative and varied modules including: physical performance science; functional movement education; wider determinants of health; sustainable professional practice and a dissertation.

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

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