Course Overview

The programme will have a more industry focused Coaching and Fitness development flavour to better equip you with the specialist skills and knowledge necessary to excel within the dynamic sport coaching and fitness sector. Giving you the ability to adapt to the growing public and sport club demand within the industry.

The course considers a broad range of relevant disciplines, preparing you for future employment in the sector. You will build a strong understanding of the physiological theory of sport science, as well as health psychology, nutrition and various other topics. You will also develop your analytical and research techniques, which will support your practical skills and experience.

There is a focus on providing vocational skills in realistic working environments, and the College has a range of specialist facilities that support both your academic and practical development. These include a modern fitness suite, a physiology lab and a sports massage and rehabilitation suite.

You will be learning the correct processes and procedures involved in running a number of health and fitness assessments, including methods such as Wingate, Astrand, Cooper and Bruce testing. We also have a large variety of equipment for both diagnosis and treatment, which includes ultrasound scanners, G5 massage tools and a number of massage couches.

You will also have the opportunity to complete a number of industry-recognised qualifications during your studies, such as YMCA Gym Instructor and Sports Massage qualifications, and the Exercise Referral Consultants Certificate (a small fee will be required).

If you are looking for a chance to combine a passion football with studying for a degree, UCSD is pleased to offer the Torquay United Football Development programme in partnership with Pro:Direct Academy Devon. For more information please contact Ben Roper, programme coordinator at [email protected]

You will have the opportunity to complete a number of industry-recognised qualifications during your studies, such as CYQ Gym Instructor and Sports Massage qualifications, and the GP Referral Consultants Certificate, all of which are included in the course fee.

Course Details

Key Information

Course Code
Mode of Study
Full-time, part-time and modular study available
Foundation Degree
Academic Year
September 2019 - June 2021 (full- time) September 2019 - June 2022 (part-time)

The full time fees for the academic year 2019-20 are:
BA and BSc (Hons) – £8400 (per year)
Foundation Degree (FdA and FdSc) – £8400 (per year)
Higher National Certificate (HNC)- £8400 (per year)

Tuition fees for part-time courses commencing September 2019 are £1400 per 20 credits.

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There were many memorable moments on the course, my favourite being when a course mate and I organised a trip to the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Sports Science Conference at Portsmouth University, which was really valuable. The course provides both theoretical and practical knowledge, making it excellent preparation for a career, whether that’s in sports or in any other field.

Alec Phillips
Alec Phillips