The FdSc Sports Coaching and Fitness has an industry focused feel to better equip you with the specialist skills and knowledge necessary to excel within the dynamic sport coaching and fitness sector. You will be giving the opportunity to develop the skills to adapt to the growing public health and sport demand within the industry.
The course takes a holistic approach to the development of the individual and 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.
Before Christmas students visited Plymouth Marjon university to look at student life in another institution. Students also used the specialist lab facilities there which complemented their students on the Physiology of Fitness (Level 5) and Fundamentals of training and fitness (Level 4) modules. The Level 4 students also attended a gym in Exeter for an industry focused session including the realities of running a business and a masterclass on industry specific fitness sessions.
Although there are many students who are focused on Coaching and Fitness jobs we have had students enter a variety of professions such as Physiotherapy, Firefighters, Teachers and the armed forces. Students find the transferrable leadership, communication and other soft skills that are developed on the course have helped them into managerial positions in their current jobs. Students who have used their qualification have coached at local and national sports clubs or started their own fitness companies.