Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing BSc (Hons) (Top Up)

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    Full Time

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    One Year

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    September 2024


The BSc (Hons) in Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing (Top-up) will further enhance critical thinking skills while developing an understanding of nutrition, anatomy and physiology, psychology and industry skills for sport, fitness and wellbeing. An independent research project will also be completed, allowing students to progress their development by investigating a relevant topic in depth.

The BSc (Hons) in Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing (Top-up) is a University of Derby validated course. The course provides an excellent progression route for those of have completed the Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing FdSc.

Those who have completed a Foundation Degree or a Higher National Diploma in a relevant subject may also consider studying this course to improve career prospects both locally and nationally.

What will I do?

During the Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing BSc (Hons) (Top-up) you will complete the following:

  • Independent Research Project (40 credits)
  • Psychology of Lifestyle Management (20 credits)
  • Specialised Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Performance (20 credits)
  • Professional Industry Skills Development (20 credits)
  • Nutritional Interventions for Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing (20 credits)

To enrol on the Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing BSc (Hons) (Top-up), you will need a Level 5 qualification or equivalent:

  • Pass the FdSc Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing programme
  • A relevant Level 5 qualification with a minimum of 240 credits
  • MMP profile on a relevant BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • Level 2 qualification or above in English and Maths (e.g. GCSE or Functional Skills)
  • Your offer to study with us will be conditional as all applications are to be approved by the University of Derby.

    All applications are subject to approval by the University of Derby (UoD). In order for the University to approve your application we are required to share your personal information. This includes sharing the application form that you have completed to study this course, and in some instances, copies of your maths, English and highest-level qualification certificate.

  • The Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing BSc (Hons) (Top-up) will take you one year to complete studying full-time. You will attend College as a full-time student a minimum of one day per week.

    You will also be expected to undertake a substantial amount of time outside of the classroom undertaking independent research and study.

    The course will cost £7600.

    You can apply for a student loan to cover the costs of course fees. You may also be able to apply for various grants and loans to support your learning. Specific advice regarding student loans and other benefits can be obtained from

    The careers team based at the college can also assist your application. Please contact them via our Information Line - 01205 313218.

    Please note that all fees are subject to change.

    The qualification will be assessed through a variety of methods. For example, written reports, presentations, practical, viva voce and examinations. A research project (dissertation) will also be completed.

    Upon successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing (Top-up), students will have gained the employability and transferrable skills to pursue a career within the sport, fitness and wellbeing industries. Completion will enable students to gain a career within public health, sport coaching and development, sport management, health and wellbeing, and other sport and health-related sectors.

    Students may also explore postgraduate learning opportunities through the University of Derby and other institutions.

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