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Foundation Degree Exercise Science (Injury Management) - Level 5

Academy of Sport

Overview

The FdSc Exercise Science (Injury Management) programme enables students to explore the science used to help the body perform to its potential with a particular focus on managing injuries. The course is multidisciplinary in nature which provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to study and analyse various aspects of exercise performance and the potential injuries that exercise enthusiasts may encounter.

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This programme is run in partnership with the University of Derby.

As a University of Derby partner student, you will have access to the university’s virtual learning environment, including UDo and on-line journals and texts, as well as to their library facilities.

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Entry requirements

To start this course students will be expected to have successfully completed a minimum of one of the following:

  • At least 64 UCAS points at A Level in appropriate subjects.
  • Appropriate BTEC National Extended Diploma with MMP profile or above.
  • Other relevant Level 3 qualification (normally at merit grade).
  • Alternatively, we will consider substantive experience in a relevant field.
  • We normally also require GCSE English and maths at grade C/grade 4 or above: English and maths at Level 2 are essential requirements.

Prior to commencing, the students may also be required to undertake a self-funded Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Start dates and fees

Course fees are payable for each year of all university-level courses. To identify your course fees and the financial support that may be available to you, please visit the Finance and Funding page, or contact a member of the HE team at the college.

Provisional timetables will be discussed at interview, and confirmed in the final joining instructions which all students will receive in July.

Additional Costs:  Every student is different, but as a rough guide you should allow for the following costs of study, on top of basic stationery and IT costs, per year:

Essential: Between £100-£300 on books. Up to £100 on visits, events, etc.              

Where applicable: £44 on DBS check.

How to apply

All full-time course applications are made through UCAS, ''clicking'' on apply below will take you to the UCAS website.

All Part-time course applications are through the college website.

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual FeeActions
Sep 20192 yr(s)4884D1430£7000.00Apply

How long is the course?

This is a two-year full-time course, normally delivered two days a week for six hours per day.  You will also need to dedicate significant time to research and work outside the classroom.

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How will I be assessed?

Assessment methods are varied and may include practical observations, laboratory reports, poster presentations, research projects, written assignments, oral presentations, time constrained assignments, literature reviews or portfolios.

Where modules are work-related, assessment will relate to your own organisation (where appropriate) and/or vocational setting.

The course requires you to have a work or voluntary placement, details of which will be discussed at interview.

What does the course lead to?

Upon completion of the FdSc Exercise Science (Injury Management) award, students have the opportunity to progress to the BA (Hons) Sport Studies (Top-Up) at Vision University Centre or an alternative to-up pathway at university. Following completion of a top-up award, graduates may wish to seek post-graduate study within the field of sports therapy or occupational health.

What will I study?

Modules to be covered include:

  • Academic Skills
  • Anatomical Foundations
  • Sport and Exercise Injuries
  • Psychological Considerations for Physical Activity
  • Professional Practice: Current Issues
  • Management of Injuries
  • Leadership in Action
  • Professional Practice: Workplace Performance
  • Psychology of Sports Injury
  • Research Methods
  • Sports Massage
  • Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise Injuries

Module titles may change.

How do I apply?

Please complete our online application form, paying particular attention to previous qualifications and the personal statement. If you experience any difficulty, please contact the Vision University Centre on 01623 627191, or email the HE team at heteam@wnc.ac.uk

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