“If physical activity was a drug it would be regarded as a miracle” – Professor Dame Sally Davies – The Chief Medical Officer.
With physical inactivity estimated to cost the economy £0.9 Billion a year the skills and knowledge gained on the Foundation Degree in Exercise, Health and Fitness will be in demand. Potential roles in the NHS and private sector include Community Exercise Facilitators, Health Trainers, Exercise Referral Instructors, Physical Activity Specialists or Personal Trainers.
Study with us and you’ll benefit from state-of-the-art exercise physiology equipment and facilities, including:
• Cortex Metalyzer Gas Analysis
• Blood Lactate, Cholesterol and Glucose measurement
• Wattbike Cycle Ergometer
• Pulsometers and Microspirometers
• Fully equipped gym with resistance and cardio-vascular equipment
In addition to gaining theoretical knowledge in subjects such as physiology, functional anatomy, kinesiology and exercise psychology you’ll develop practical experience in exercise prescription and assessment.
Assessment is continuous and consists of practical reports and assignments, presentations, exams, practical assessments and case studies.
Students can have the opportunity to gain additional REPS recognised qualifications, at a greatly reduced cost, in Fitness Instruction, Personal Training and potentially Exercise Referral.
The course is delivered over 2 years full time or 4 years part time
Applicants should normally possess one of the following:
Applicants should possess two A levels (an A level in PE would be an advantage), or a BTEC Level 3 in a related area.
Minimum UCAS tariff points required: 64
Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Please state this clearly on your application.
Applicants are welcome with vocational qualifications such as the Certificate / Diploma in Personal Training alongside relevant work experience.
Entry from other courses is also acceptable such as professional qualifications, access to Higher Education, NVQ Level 3 depending on experience and satisfactory interview.
How will I be assessed?
The course will be delivered via lectures, seminars, tutorial, practical sessions, guest speakers / visits, independent study. The course encompasses a variety of assessment methods, involving both individual and group assessments.
The range of assessments used within the course includes, report writing, essays, presentations, portfolio submissions, examinations, practical and research based coursework assignments, work-based learning, demonstrations and practical project.
You will be enrolled as an external student with Manchester Metropolitan University
Continuing Your Journey
Students can apply for a top up Level 6 programme in a related area based on university entry requirements.Careers page
Potential roles in the NHS and private sector include Community Exercise Facilitators, Health Trainers, Exercise Referral Instructors, Physical Activity Specialists or Personal Trainers.
Fees, Finance & Funding
There are two main costs you will have whilst studying and if you are a home student studying on a full-time course, you can apply for student finance to cover both of these:Fees, finance and funding page
Your tuition fees for each year of your course.
Help with your living costs e.g. rent, food, clothing, course materials, entertainment.
You can find more details, including the actual tuition fee charged on our Fees, Funding and Finance Page.
Got a question?
Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.Make an enquiry
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