Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Sport Science

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The Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Sport Science is ideal for individuals who wish to further their career in the sport, fitness and exercise industry. You will develop both your practical and theoretical knowledge of coaching and fitness as well as covering contemporary units such as coaching active lifestyles, special populations, psychology and innovative and exclusive delivery. Students also get the opportunity to participate in our Sports Academy, attend trips to sports training facilities and a residential, and receive talks and lectures from industry guest speakers. Upon successful completion of this course you can progress onto the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Sport Science (Top-up).

“My course is giving me lots of experience of working in a gym which is helping me achieve my ambition of becoming a PT. The tutors are really helpful, and I know I always have someone to talk to if I am unsure or worried about anything.”

Tia Laycock
Tia Laycock Foundation Degree (FdSc) in sports science
Please note

We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2022/23. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.

Start an exciting career in Sport

The sport sector is ideal for those who enjoy sport, keeping fit, improving their health and fitness, and are interested in inspiring others in fitness.

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Leisure Centre Manager

Average salary - £34,200

Leisure and Sport Managers organise, direct and coordinate the activities and resources required for the provision of sport and other recreational services.

Day-to-day tasks**:
  • Arrange leisure activity timetables
  • Organise and promote special events
  • Recruit, schedule and manage staff
  • Control budgets and monitor performance targets for your centre
  • Take responsibility for health and safety
  • Visit organisations, like local authorities, to promote your centre
Working environments

You could work at a fitness centre or in an office.

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Physiotherapist

Average salary - £30,700*

Physiotherapists plan and apply massage, promote and encourage movement and exercise, use hydrotherapy, electro-therapy and other technological equipment in the treatment of a wide range of injuries, diseases and disabilities in order to assist rehabilitation.

Day-to-day tasks**:
  • Help patients with spine and joint problems
  • Help patients recover from accidents, sports injuries and strokes
  • Work with children who have mental or physical disabilities
  • Help older people with physical problems to become more mobile
Working environments

You could work at a hospice, at a client’s home, at a GP practice, at an adult care home, in an NHS or private hospital or at a fitness centre.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the sport sector include*:

  • Customer Service
  • Communication
  • Enthusiasm
  • Management
  • Leadership

What our students say

“My course is giving me lots of experience of working in a gym which is helping me achieve my ambition of becoming a PT. The tutors are really helpful, and I know I always have someone to talk to if I am unsure or worried about anything.”

Tia Laycock
Tia Laycock Foundation Degree (FdSc) in sports science

Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Sport Science