FOUNDATION DEGREE HEALTH, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND SPORT

Entry Year
2020
Entry requirements
CC
Duration
2 years (full time)
UCAS Code
52L7
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The Foundation degree in Health, Physical, Activity is a two year, full-time course delivered at Belfast Met, the Foundation Degree consists of 12 compulsory modules and a Research Project in Health. A range of work-based placements, opportunities to volunteer at live sporting events run by Belfast City Council and project-based assessments complement your academic studies. Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress to Year 2 of the BSc (Hons) Degree in Health, Physical Activity and Sport at Stranmillis University College.

How will I study?

In addition to lectures, tutorials, workshops and individual/group projects, you will undertake a period of work placement.

Who will be teaching me?

You will be taught, assessed and supported by an exceptional team of experienced practitioners. The staff are supported by a Course Consultative Committee which includes representatives from a range of health and sport sectors.

How will I be assessed?

A variety of assessment methods are used including case studies, assignments, time constrained assessments and oral presentations. Students also get the opportunity to volunteer at live sporting events

Click here for full programme specification

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The modules below illustrate the current curriculum available on the Foundation Degree. However, modules are subject to change.

Year 1

  • Practical Studies
  • Physical Activity, Lifestyle and Wellbeing
  • Physical Activity and Sport for Specific Groups
  • Introduction to Management Health, Physical Activity and Sport
  • Fitness Testing and Training
  • Introduction to Health, Sport and Exercise Psychology

Year 2

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Health
  • Applied Health, Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Event Management
  • Work-Based Experience
  • Project in Health Physical Activity and Sport

Click here for full programme specification

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GCSE requirements

Grade C or above in English and Mathematics or equivalent approved qualifications  (Level 2 Essential Skills in Communication is acceptable in lieu of a grade C in GCSE English Language, however Level 2 Application of Number cannot be substituted for GCSE Mathematics)

A LEVEL

CC – At least one subject from the following list – Physical Education, Sports Studies, Biology, Leisure Studies, Food and Nutrition, Life and Health Sciences, Health and Social Care.

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA

MMM – Health and Social Care, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science

IRISH LEAVING CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

H5H5H5H5 to include English and Mathematics and one subject from the above list.

Please email registry@stran.ac.uk if you require further information on entry requirements or the admissions process.

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Successful completion of the Foundation Degree at a required level will allow you to apply to the BSc (Hons) Degree in Health Physical Activity and Sport at Stranmillis University College, creating a pathway in to Year 2 of this programme on a full or part-time basis.

The transferable skills you develop on the course, together with extensive hands-on professional placement enable students to pursue careers in a wide range of sectors and settings including:

Health Promotion
Physical Activity and Sport
Community Development
Educational Centres and Welfare
Youth Services and Coaching
Physical Education

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Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for 2020-21 have not been set. Those fees quoted below are for students commencing study in 2019-20 and are dependent on the ‘residency’ status of each student as determined by their Local Education Authority.

Northern Ireland £2,740

For further information on fees and payments, please click here.

Additional Course Costs

There may be extra costs which are not covered by tuition fees, which students will need to consider when planning their studies. Students can borrow books and access online learning resources from the Library. However, if students wish to purchase recommended texts, rather than borrow them from the Library, prices per text typically range from £30 to £100. Students should also budget between £30 to £75 per year for photocopying, memory sticks and printing charges.   There are also additional charges for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines.

 

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The Stranmillis motto is Docendo Discimus: ‘Through teaching we learn’. Our aim is deliver the highest quality teaching and learning environment to enable you to achieve your full academic potential and develop outstanding workplace competencel. Innovative thinking, pushing boundaries and creating new and better solutions to professional practice and global issues . Our students, like our staff, are inspired to be innovative shapers rather than followers.

A Blended Approach

Our teaching staff have a passion: a desire to inspire you to learn, to question and to innovate. We know that doesn’t happen in the lecture theatre alone. Your teaching and learning experience is enriched through a blended learning approach of lectures, workshops, tutorials, group and individual projects and self-directed study.

Work-based Placements

Work based assessments are available on a yearly basis and placement opportunities are available with various organisations.  Project based assessments are also used. Facilities include a fully fitted Physiological Testing Laboratory and students have access to Queen’s University PEC and Stranmillis facilities.

This programme of study is likely to include enrichment activities/module(s) which are included to enhance your employability.

Click here for full programme specification

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The Foundation degree in Health, Physical, Activity is a two year, full-time course delivered at Belfast Met, the Foundation Degree consists of 12 compulsory modules and a Research Project in Health. A range of work-based placements, opportunities to volunteer at live sporting events run by Belfast City Council and project-based assessments complement your academic studies. Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress to Year 2 of the BSc (Hons) Degree in Health, Physical Activity and Sport at Stranmillis University College.

How will I study?

In addition to lectures, tutorials, workshops and individual/group projects, you will undertake a period of work placement.

Who will be teaching me?

You will be taught, assessed and supported by an exceptional team of experienced practitioners. The staff are supported by a Course Consultative Committee which includes representatives from a range of health and sport sectors.

How will I be assessed?

A variety of assessment methods are used including case studies, assignments, time constrained assessments and oral presentations. Students also get the opportunity to volunteer at live sporting events

Click here for full programme specification

Course image

The modules below illustrate the current curriculum available on the Foundation Degree. However, modules are subject to change.

Year 1

  • Practical Studies
  • Physical Activity, Lifestyle and Wellbeing
  • Physical Activity and Sport for Specific Groups
  • Introduction to Management Health, Physical Activity and Sport
  • Fitness Testing and Training
  • Introduction to Health, Sport and Exercise Psychology

Year 2

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Health
  • Applied Health, Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Event Management
  • Work-Based Experience
  • Project in Health Physical Activity and Sport

Click here for full programme specification

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GCSE requirements

Grade C or above in English and Mathematics or equivalent approved qualifications  (Level 2 Essential Skills in Communication is acceptable in lieu of a grade C in GCSE English Language, however Level 2 Application of Number cannot be substituted for GCSE Mathematics)

A LEVEL

CC – At least one subject from the following list – Physical Education, Sports Studies, Biology, Leisure Studies, Food and Nutrition, Life and Health Sciences, Health and Social Care.

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA

MMM – Health and Social Care, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science

IRISH LEAVING CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

H5H5H5H5 to include English and Mathematics and one subject from the above list.

Please email registry@stran.ac.uk if you require further information on entry requirements or the admissions process.

Course image

Successful completion of the Foundation Degree at a required level will allow you to apply to the BSc (Hons) Degree in Health Physical Activity and Sport at Stranmillis University College, creating a pathway in to Year 2 of this programme on a full or part-time basis.

The transferable skills you develop on the course, together with extensive hands-on professional placement enable students to pursue careers in a wide range of sectors and settings including:

Health Promotion
Physical Activity and Sport
Community Development
Educational Centres and Welfare
Youth Services and Coaching
Physical Education

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Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for 2020-21 have not been set. Those fees quoted below are for students commencing study in 2019-20 and are dependent on the ‘residency’ status of each student as determined by their Local Education Authority.

Northern Ireland £2,740

For further information on fees and payments, please click here.

Additional Course Costs

There may be extra costs which are not covered by tuition fees, which students will need to consider when planning their studies. Students can borrow books and access online learning resources from the Library. However, if students wish to purchase recommended texts, rather than borrow them from the Library, prices per text typically range from £30 to £100. Students should also budget between £30 to £75 per year for photocopying, memory sticks and printing charges.   There are also additional charges for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines.

 

Course image

The Stranmillis motto is Docendo Discimus: ‘Through teaching we learn’. Our aim is deliver the highest quality teaching and learning environment to enable you to achieve your full academic potential and develop outstanding workplace competencel. Innovative thinking, pushing boundaries and creating new and better solutions to professional practice and global issues . Our students, like our staff, are inspired to be innovative shapers rather than followers.

A Blended Approach

Our teaching staff have a passion: a desire to inspire you to learn, to question and to innovate. We know that doesn’t happen in the lecture theatre alone. Your teaching and learning experience is enriched through a blended learning approach of lectures, workshops, tutorials, group and individual projects and self-directed study.

Work-based Placements

Work based assessments are available on a yearly basis and placement opportunities are available with various organisations.  Project based assessments are also used. Facilities include a fully fitted Physiological Testing Laboratory and students have access to Queen’s University PEC and Stranmillis facilities.

This programme of study is likely to include enrichment activities/module(s) which are included to enhance your employability.

Click here for full programme specification

REASONS TO STUDY AT STRANMILLIS

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Student Satisfaction

Stranmillis is ranked 1st in Northern Ireland, and 6th in the UK, for student satisfaction.

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Work-based placements

100% of our undergraduate students undertake an extensive programme of work-based placements.

Employability

Employability

Our graduates are highly sought after, with an unemployment rate of just 0.6% six months after graduation.

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study abroad

A third of our students take up the opportunity to spend time studying abroad.

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Academic staff

67% of our academic teaching staff are qualified to doctoral level.

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Student success

We are proud to have a 95% student success rate.

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Academic standards

The UK Quality Assurance Agency reports the highest level of confidence in academic standards.

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Network of partners

The College has a network of over 750 school, education and alternative placement partners.