Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing FdSc Level 5

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    Full Time

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    Two Years

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    September 2024


Sport is a diverse and constantly evolving area. While careers in elite sport performance are still attractive, sport is now greater than just athletic performance. The rise in physical inactivity and associated health-related conditions has seen new careers emerge in the world of sport and fitness to address this problem.

The Level 5 Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing FdSc is a University of Derby validated course and has been designed to develop sporting understanding while applying the skills set of sport students to health and wellbeing, preparing you for a career within the sector.

All the modules directly prepare you for a career in the sector and this will help you to develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant topics. The modules have been specifically designed to address the local and national needs while also concentrating on the Universityโ€™s virtual learning environment, including University of Derby Online (UDO) and online journals and texts, as well as library facilities.

What will I do?

The Level 5 Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing FdSc lasts for two years studying full-time, and you will need to dedicate a substantial amount of time to research and work outside of the classroom.

During the first year (full time) you will complete:

  • Academic and Research Skills (20 credits)
  • Principles of Exercise, Wellbeing and Psychology (20 credits)
  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Fitness, Wellbeing and Lifestyle (20 credits)
  • Principles of Nutrition (20 credits)
  • Contemporary Themes in Health and Wellbeing (20 credits)

During the second year (full time) you will complete:

  • Research Studies (20 credits)
  • The Psychology of Wellbeing and Exercise (20 credits)
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Wellbeing (20 credits)
  • Developing Initiatives for Health and Wellbeing (20 credits)
  • Nutrition for Health and Wellbeing (20 credits)
  • Applied Practice in Lifestyle Development (20 credits)
  • To enrol on the Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing FdSc, you will need a full Level 3 or equivalent qualification such as:

    • A levels (2Cs and 1D โ€“ minimum of 80 new UCAS points)
    • MMP on a BTEC Level 3 course or equivalent in a related subject
    • Level 2 qualification or above in English and Maths (e.g. GCSE or Functional Skills)
    • Individual cases will be considered, and relevant work experience will be taken into consideration if the applicant falls outside of the above categories

    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 FdSc will take you two years to complete studying full-time. As a full-time student you will attend Boston Collegeโ€™s Peter Paine Performance Centre in Boston for a minimum of two days a week.

    You will also need to dedicate a substantial amount of time to research and work outside of the classroom.

    The course will cost ยฃ7600 per year, for two years.

    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 in 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.

    Each module will be assessed through a range of written reports, presentations, essays, viva voce, practical and examinations. This will include individual, paired and group assessment.

    Upon successful completion of the Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing FdSc, and subject to meeting entry requirements, you will be able to progress onto the BSc (Hons) Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing (Top Up) which will be delivered by and at Boston College.

    On completion of the Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing FdSc, students who do not wish to pursue a Top-up route will possess the transferrable skills to enable them to embark on a career within the sport, fitness and wellbeing industries. These could include, gym-based employment, work within an educational setting, health promotion roles and leisure-based industries.

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