Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

This degree programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge to enter a wide variety of rewarding careers in Sport and Sport Science. You will study the physiological, biomechanical, strength and conditioning and psychological influences on human performance during the preparation for, and participation in sport and exercise.

The programme of study has been specially designed so that graduates can progress directly into a working environment. The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) automatically approves graduates of the programme for Level 2 Gym Instruction in year 1 and Level 3 Personal Trainer in year 2. Additionally, the degree prepares students to undertake the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) assessment after graduation.


£2,000 Bursary

A limited number of £2,000 cash bursaries are available to eligible new undergraduates in their first year. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply on our Finance webpage.


Fee Per Year £8000

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Studies include

What modules are covered?

Year 1

  • Sports Coaching
  • Introduction to Strength & Conditioning (Gym Instructing Qualification Level 2 REPs)
  • Sport in Society
  • Introduction to Human Anatomy
  • Introduction to Human Physiology
  • Degree Study Skills
  • Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Introduction to Human Nutrition

Year 2

  • Introduction to Personal Training (Personal Training Qualification Level 3 REPs)
  • Personal Development and Dissertation Preparation  
  • Physiology for Human Performance
  • Biomechanics
  • Elite Athlete Preparation
  • Psychology in Sport and Exercise Settings
  • Sports Therapy and Injury Rehabilitation
  • Periodisation & Athletic Programming

Year 3

  • Applied Exercise and Performance Psychology
  • Applied Sport & Exercise Physiology
  • Work Placement & Project Management
  • Nutritional Strategies for Sports Performance
  • Advanced Strength and Conditioning
  • Managing Exercise Environments
  • Dissertation

How will I be assessed?

A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods you will experience will give you the confidence and capability to complete an Honours degree and progress further in your career. Your tutor will be on hand to provide support during the assessment process and discuss any queries you may have. The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes:

  • Assessed practical work
  • Assessed coursework / assignments
  • Formative assessment through assignment work feedback
  • Formal examination
  • Practical demonstrations

Programme Structure

The structure of our programmes follows educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the Programme Specification documents found under our Quality Assurance page, including further details such as the learning outcomes.

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What Next?

The College is committed to delivering programmes that enhance the employability of our students by equipping them with the essential skills valued by employers. The College has always had a strong vocational and professional focus, effective links with industry and employs a range of strategies to ensure that our graduates are ready to enter the world of work. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to progress into careers as strength and conditioning coach’s, personal trainers, sports coaching roles or post graduate studies in subjects such as PE Teaching, sports psychology or human performance.

Professional Recognition

This programme has been accredited by SkillsActive which means that it is recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). On achievement, students will join the register at Gym Instructor Level 2 (year 1) and Personal Trainer Level 3 (year 2).

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Entry Requirements

What is the entry process?

You can apply for this higher education course in the following ways:

  • Via the UCAS website. Visit www.ucas.com and browse the courses available under 'University Centre Farnborough'. 
  • Directly to University Centre Farnborough via the button on this webpage. Applications take around 15 minutes and are free of charge. You can apply to us direct at any time in the year (including after the UCAS deadline). Applications of this type are seperate to the UCAS system, which means you could also apply for more than the five universities that UCAS allows.

UCAS Code - C601

Institution Code - F66

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

72 UCAS points from full Level 3 in relevant subject(s)

UCAS Code: C601

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