FdSc Sport, Health & Fitness

For 2020 start

Cornwall College Camborne LEVEL: 5 Sports & Fitness

This programme is designed in conjunction with industry experts. It equips you with a range of skills and knowledge to allow you to find employment in a range of jobs within the sport, health and leisure sector, as well as the rapidly growing health and fitness industry. It is delivered through a variety of formal lectures, small group seminars and practical sessions.

Assessment is through written assignments, presentations, practical and theoretical exams, and a research project in the second year. You will be assessed working on real-life projects, such as coaching sport in local primary and secondary schools or developing sport and physical activity in the wider community. You may also carry out fitness testing on athletes from local sports clubs.

All lecturing staff are university graduates and many are qualified to postgraduate level as well as being involved in research and professional development in the areas of sports science, exercise referral, health, sports injuries and coaching.

A range of additional qualifications to help make you more employable may also be available to study, alongside the programme should you choose to do so. These will incur additional costs, take place during weekends and evenings, and may include: YMCA Level 2 Fitness Instructor, Circuit Training Instructor, Kettlebell Instructor, YMCA Level 3 Personal Trainer, NGB specific qualifications and the RLSS National Pool Lifeguard.

Possible Progression (subject to availability) 

BSc (Hons) Sport, Health & Exercise Science

Possible Careers 

– Sport, Leisure and Fitness Industry Facility or Project Management

– Sports Development or Coaching

– Health Promotion/Health Trainer

-Continuing professional development for personal trainers

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: CB69
  • Institution codes: CORN C78
  • Awarded by: University of Plymouth
  • Fees: Fees Explained
Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required (specific unit grades may be requested). Access to HE Diplomas in a relevant subject - 45 credits at level 3 (specific unit grades may be requested). Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.

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Course Documents

FdSc Sport, Health and Fitness Handbook (2019-20)
FdSc Sport, Health and Fitness Module Appendix Handbook (2019-20)


Indicative Modules Year 1

  • Sport & Fitness Coaching
  • Personal & Employability Skills Development
  • Applied Anatomy & Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology 1
  • Health & Fitness Applications
  • Biomechanics
  • Sports Development

Indicative Modules Year 2

  • Special Study
  • Facility Management
  • Research Methods
  • Nutrition
  • Measurement & Evaluation of Fitness
  • Inclusive Sport & Exercise
  • Exercise Physiology 2
  • Sports Injuries & Therapies
  • Psychology of Sport & Exercise

*Modules are subject to change and availability


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FdSc Sport, Health & Fitness

Start Date





2 years full-time

FdSc Sport, Health & Fitness

Start Date





3 years part-time

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

Careers advice available

If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

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