FdSc Physical Activity with Exercise Prescription (58361)

What topics are covered by the course?

What You Will Study

We aim to enhance the quality of learning and your student experience and we believe that the attainment of multi-disciplinary skills is crucial to your success and will allow you to progress on to your applied specialism. Modules are of an applied nature throughout to facilitate your development into your preferred career choices. Modules such as, Applied Gym Instruction, Sport & Exercise Physiology, Sports Massage will allow you to apply your knowledge and understanding to situations you are likely to encounter in the Physical Activity with Exercise Prescription field enhancing your employability.

How You Will Learn

The teaching and learning environment offers students the opportunity to develop a multi-disciplinary understanding of physical activity with exercise prescription. Assessments are designed to reflect industry requirements including “live” projects, case studies and field based work. The industry linked assessments provide students with valuable experiences to enhance their employment opportunities with high levels of students’ achievement and student progression into physical activity industry employment or onto post graduate programmes. Active learning is a key component of the programme providing a more realistic (context-based) study and problem solving in learning; confronting students with “real” problems which may be encountered in the work place.

Who should attend?

Entry Requirements
Applicants will normally have, or be predicted to achieve, 48 (formerly 120) UCAS points within a relevant subject area. In addition, we will be looking for evidence of personal skills and qualities, as detailed in the third section, through your personal statement and references. Applicants with other qualifications and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Qualifications and experiences not specifically named in this document will be carefully considered on an individual basis.

All applicants who meet, or are predicted to meet, the entry criteria identified above will be invited to interview.

What will I be able to do on completion?

Further Study

Graduates from the programme will have the opportunity to further their academic studies through a Post Graduate degree in a related topic at another institution. For those with a particular interest in teaching Wakefield College also offer a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

Career Opportunities

Students will have the skills to develop and implement physical activity interventions for individuals. Students could also consider a career in health-related fitness or teaching in mainstream education or health promotion fields. Wakefield NHS, Nuffield Health & Fitness, Wakefield and Kirklees Councils.

How will I be assessed?

The focus is on vocationally relevant assessments that provide differing assessment practices to meet the needs of different learning styles. A range of formative methods will be used throughout the programme and the variety of methods will stimulate students and help to develop specific skills relevant to industry; methods such as mock exams, formal debates, peer reviews, written tasks, quizzes and practical delivery. The assessment types aim to reflect ‘real world’ practice, where possible, a variety of assessment approaches are adopted, e.g. reports, essays, written examinations, practical assessments, presentations, posters; all of these are designed to cultivate a critical appreciation of the relationship between theory and practice in the area of Physical Activity with Exercise Prescription.

Location: Wakefield City Campus
Level: Level 5
Mode of Study: Full time/part time
Awarding Body: University of Hull

Guide Price: Please contact us for details

Delivery: Classroom
Category: Sport & Recreation »
Duration: Full time: 2 years , part time 3 years
Qualification: Foundation Degree

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