Sport: Health & Fitness HNC/HND

Course Code: HFIHC
Learning Aim Code: 50082991
Full-time / Part-time: Full-time/ Part-time
Duration: Two Years
Campus: Wellington Road Campus

Is this the right course for me?

Kick start your career in health and fitness with this higher level course!

This qualification is designed to develop your understanding of instructing physical activity and exercise, fitness testing, functional exercise physiology, nutritional guidance, the body in sport and sport and exercise rehabilitation. The skills you will learn will enable you to progress on to a full degree or go straight into work in this rewarding area of sport.

What will I learn?

During this course you will study the following modules:

    Mandatory Units:
  • Anatomy and physiology for sport and exercise
  • Nutrition for sport and exercise
  • Training and fitness for sport and exercise
  • Physical activity
  • Lifestyle and wellbeing
  • Health promotion
  • Optional Units (selection):
  • Functional exercise physiology
  • Sport and exercise rehabilitation
  • Biomechanics for sport
  • Instructing physical activity and exercise
  • Sport and exercise for specific groups
  • Technology in sport and exercise

What skills will I gain?

By studying this course you will:

  • Develop your understanding of key anatomical structures and functions
  • Learn how to develop training programmes for specific groups
  • Develop your confidence in dealing with work related issues
  • Understand how to apply your skills to areas of the industry
  • Improve your knowledge and understanding within key training principles
  • How will I be assessed?

    A variety of assessment methods are used including individual and group presentations, case studies, role-plays, question and answer, producing display materials, time constrained assessments, work-based assignments and assessment.

    This will allow you to develop skills you currently possess and work on new skills that will help you progress. It will also allow you to build a portfolio of evidence and complete other workpacks that are required for you to gain the qualifications in this programme.

    What can I do next?

    The skills you have learnt from this course will enable you to:

  • Progress directly onto the HND as a year 2 option and then gain a place of study on your third and final year at university. You may also add specific units to enhance your knowledge to aid you in your current work place
  • Pursue a career as a sports scientist, physiotherapist, sports coach, sports development officer, sports psychologist, PE Teacher or leisure manager
  • What are the Entry Requirements?

    To access this course you are required to have:

  • At least two A Levels preferably in Sport or Science or BTEC National Certificate / BTEC National Diploma in Sport or related discipline
  • Mature students will be considered in light of relevant work and life experience
  • footer background division
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