Sports Coaching, Fitness and Rehabilitation Foundation Degree

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The Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching, Fitness and Rehabilitation is designed to prepare students for a career in the sports industry. It recognises the need for an inter-disciplinary approach to help maximise future employment potential.

The programme provides an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and understanding of three key aspects within the field of sport: sports coaching, fitness and rehabilitation.

The FdSc will help students identify their work interests and give an introduction to business skills for the sports practitioner - perfect for students who are thinking of working for themselves at some time in the future. As such, the programme aims to maintain a wide skills se…

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The Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching, Fitness and Rehabilitation is designed to prepare students for a career in the sports industry. It recognises the need for an inter-disciplinary approach to help maximise future employment potential.

The programme provides an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and understanding of three key aspects within the field of sport: sports coaching, fitness and rehabilitation.

The FdSc will help students identify their work interests and give an introduction to business skills for the sports practitioner - perfect for students who are thinking of working for themselves at some time in the future. As such, the programme aims to maintain a wide skills set.

Work experience is a key factor in this course and students are encouraged to organise a placement that meets their interests and skills. The experience, including the personal and professional development you acquire during the voluntary work, will be captured and awarded academic credit through the assessment of the work-related learning module.

You study 15 modules over the two years, including:

- Developing skills for learning
- The sports and exercise practitioner
- Exercise physiology and anatomy
- Introduction to improving sports performance
- Fitness assessment and training 1
- Biomechanical analysis
- Sports injuries and rehabilitation
- Coaching: theory to practice
- Developing critical skills for learning
- Work-based learning
- Professional practical in sports coaching
- The rehabilitation process

The FdSc Sports Coaching, Fitness and Rehabilitation programme provides opportunities for students to achieve the learning outcomes using a range of different learning experiences. You will be able to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence in your capabilities throughout the two years. 25% of all learning will be work related and this includes a work based learning module in the second year. Where and when ever possible all learning will be based on practical scenarios and real life situations. Many of the modules in the second year will link into your work-based learning experience.

The module assessments have been designed to assist in the building of skills offering formative before summative assignments. There will be a schedule for each student that provides the opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and skills.

Each application will be considered on an individual basis following the University principle of widening access to those who might not have the traditional academic entry criteria to degree level awards.

Normally the minimum requirement would be:

Either:
• a minimum of the equivalent of two years’ full-time relevant work experience and a current role in an appropriate workplace setting
• evidence of ability to study at academic Level 4
• evidence of support from their employer and recommendation;

Or:
• a minimum of one A-level at grade C plus the equivalent of 5 GCSE passes at C grade or above normally including Mathematics and English Language - or an equivalent vocationally related qualification such as NVQ 3 (to Merit grade) in a subject relevant to Sports Coaching, Fitness and Rehabilitation

In addition
• where applicable; IELTS normally minimum level 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in the reading and writing components.
• TOEFL minimum score of 550 paper-based or 213 computer-based or 80 internet-based

DBS checks
City of Oxford College will confirm that DBS check have been carried out where students are working with young people and vulnerable adults. It will be the responsibility of the student and their employer/ voluntary organisation to arrange DBS checks.

Having successfully completed the FdSc in Sports Coaching, Fitness and Rehabilitation, students will be eligible to apply to the top-up year and achieve a BSc in Sports Coaching, Fitness and Rehabilitation.

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