The FD (Science) Sport and Exercise Science aims to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for success in current and future employment in multi-billion pound sport and recreation industry. The course is also designed to help individuals progress onto further study. After successful completion of the course, you can progress onto the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree at the University of Wolverhampton. To help you achieve either further study or employment, the course aims to provide relevant vocational experience, the development of study skills and training in the use of various technologies used to study sport and exercise.
What happens on the course?
You will develop a sound understanding of how the body functions and moves, how and why people behave as they do, and how to enhance performance.
You will study introductory modules in core sport and exercise science subjects, an introduction to research and technology, and work experience, all of which are designed with the aim of developing practical and problem-solving skills.
During year 2, the focus is on further developing your sport and exercise science skills, applying these skills to work situations and designing a research project.
This course draws on well-established relationships with local and regional employers and sports bodies, and gives you the opportunity to embark on work experience in the sports industry.
Students will have access to excellent sport and learning facilities at Birmingham Metropolitan College and at the University of Wolverhampton.
After successful completion of the course, you will have access to an established and successful progression route to the BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science degree at the University of Wolverhampton.
The Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing series of seminars and lectures spans education, sport, care, psychology health and wellbeing, bringing you a variety of engaging speakers and experts from the University of Wolverhampton and many other UK universities, visit www.wlv.ac.uk/fehw/lectures
With its emphasis on vocational and practical skills, this course is designed to provide entry to various sport and exercise careers such as exercise leader, personal trainer, GP referral agents, sports science support officer, uniformed services, sports development workers, sports administrators. It also prepares students to complete the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Wolverhampton by taking a third year ‘top up’ to their course.
What skills will you gain?
A graduate of this course will be able to:
recognise the contribution made to our understanding of sport and exercise by applying core disciplines in the sport and exercise sciences to real-life situations
use various technologies to study and promote sport and exercise
communicate knowledge of sport and exercise sciences to various populations regionally, nationally and internationally.
utilise key subject specific skills to progress successfully onto studying the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree at the University of Wolverhampton, or to pursue employment.
These modules are correct at the time of publication. Modules may change over time due to validation and continuous monitoring policies. Applicants will be notified in writing of any significant changes to their chosen course(s).
Introduction to Biomechanics of Human Movement
Birmingham Metropolitan College
Introduction to Exercise Physiology
Birmingham Metropolitan College
Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
Birmingham Metropolitan College
Measurement and evaluation in sport & exercise science
If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying
International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Entry to this course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.
If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £44.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need to complete a physical activity readiness questionnaire prior to starting the course.
This course is not available at present to international applicants.
The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.
The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.
Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.
Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay be instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.
For more information please contact the Gateway.
Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.