Course Details

A specialist vocational programme within sport, health, fitness and exercise offering strong, sector-related emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and comprehensive understanding. It provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the sector securing access to further higher education or to lead directly into employment. You will benefit from high quality facilities including a recently refurbished gym, outstanding massage clinics and outdoor all-weather pitch. In addition, a large computer suite and library with access to online journals aiding students with the completion of assessments. Areas of focus include anatomy and physiology, nutrition, health promotion, sports psychology, biomechanics, exercise prescription, sports injuries and massage.

Entry Requirements

A typical offer of either a combination of GCE A levels/Level 3 Diploma or an Extended Diploma at overall Merit. Relevant industry experience will be considered. GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C or above, English as a second language at IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Career options

This course will enable you to progress on to further study such as a full honours degree or additional industry specific qualifications, or you have access straight into employment within the sport, health and fitness industry.

Sport, Fitness, Health & Exercise Higher National Diploma

Five highlights

  • 1 Specialised industry professionals
  • 2 Modern all weather sports facilities
  • 3 Industry guest speakers
  • 4 Development of employabilty skills
  • 5 Excellent progression opportunities in to employment or related degrees

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 02.09.2019


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Course code Location Course length Start date
SPO310CF1A Chichester Campus 2 Years 02.09.2019

What you need to know

What will I study?

You will benefit from a comprehensive programme of academic study skills throughout the course and will have the opportunity to work with young sporting academy players. In year 1 you will cover; nutrition, sports psychology, anatomy and physiology, professional skills, physical activity, lifestyle and health, lifestyle coaching, coaching practice and skill development and sports massage. In year 2 you will cover; exercise prescription, complete a research project, contemporary issue in health, health community engagement, sport and exercise for specific groups, advanced nutrition and psychology for performance.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by experienced lecturers who possess extensive knowledge of sport, health, fitness and exercise of the industry and related industry qualifications. Throughout this course, a combination of teaching methods is adopted including lectures, presentations, practical’s and laboratory experiments. All units will be delivered individually and graded as ‘pass’, ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment methods include range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, practical’s, presentations, as well as written examinations and a final year major project. Course tuition fee - £6,500 per year

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