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WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Experience university-level study, equivalent to the first year of a degree. The Exercise Studies Cert HE course will prepare you for a future career in sports, health or education settings.
Potential career paths include community health activators, sport governing bodies, local council health promoters, education and well being champions, community outreach project leads, behaviour change practitioners, charities, research centres, academic institutions and rehabilitation centres. Alternatively, on completion, you may choose to continue on to the second year of the Health, Exercise and Sport BSc (Hons) degree course.
What you will learn
On completing Exercise Studies Cert HE, you will have a strong foundation in how to support, improve and protect the long-term health and holistic well-being of individuals and communities. The course is designed to introduce you to the theories and practices that enable you to design and deliver a variety of health-based interventions for different population groups.
Furthermore, you will:
- Learn about coaching environments, design sessions and reflective practices and have the opportunity to apply your skills during weekly practical sessions
- Be introduced to the basics of sports psychology including biological bases of behaviour and individual psychological differences
- Find out how the body works by studying the human anatomy and physiology as well as hands on experience with specialist equipment.
Begin to get too grips with the principles of nutrition e.g. the sources, structure and functions of energy, macronutrients, micronutrients, and fluids.
HOW WILL YOU LEARN IT?
Studying the Exercise Studies Cert HE will give you a solid foundation for your chosen career path. There’s a strong focus on providing practically applicable skills that employers within the industry need and value. With both academic and practical experience, you will be prepared to unlock your future career aspirations.
- Develop your understanding of the role and benefit of technology through use of our specialist multipurpose teaching zones (e.g., Performance Hub) and partner facilities.
- Your theoretical understanding will be enhanced by opportunities to learn, develop and demonstrate a wide range of practical and applied skills and competencies.
- You’ll work closely with local schools within and beyond our community as well as our industry partners such as Manchester United and Salford City FC, who provide guest sessions, industry-based insight days and placements to UA92 students.
- No traditional end-of-year exams. Assessments will be practical and competency-based where possible* including individual and group work in a range of formats such as case studies, essays, reports, literature reviews, reflective logs and diaries, self and peer evaluations, audio/visual projects and presentations.
DEVELOP MORE THAN SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
UA92 provides you with more than just a degree, we aim to prepare you for life. In addition to your four subject modules, you’ll study an extra credit-bearing module, which focuses entirely on character and personal development.
- Take on a real-life project, based on a live scenario, set by one of our industry partners.
- Develop transferable skills and key competencies.
- Meet regularly with your own personal development coach.
HOW WILL YOU STUDY?
As a student on the one-year, Cert HE course, your academic year is split into six blocks of which you will study for four. Each study block is six weeks long, therefore your course will be delivered over a total of 24 weeks.
- In each block you will study just 1 subject module, allowing you to focus your learning. You’ll study topics in depth, often working in small groups with academic experts and advanced practitioners.
- We offer a straightforward AM/PM timetable. If you are a morning student your classes will be from 9am-1pm every weekday except Wednesdays. Afternoon students, classes will be from 2pm-6pm.
- Digital Wednesdays are your time to catch up on independent learning, assignments, projects or play for your UA92 sports team.
Introduction to Coaching Theory and Practice
Introduction to Sports and Exercise Psychology
Nutrition for Health, Exercise and Sport
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
Level 3 Entry Requirements (CertHEs)
UCAS Points: 64
A Levels: CC (64 equivalent)
BTEC National Extended Diploma: MPP
BTEC Diploma: MM
T Levels: P (C+)
Scottish Advanced Highers: DD
IB: 24 points with 14 from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: Overall score of 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5
Level 2 Entry Requirements (CertHEs)
All CertHEs, other than those listed below*: 2 GCSEs at Grade C/ 4 or above including English Language
Accepted Alternatives: Functional Skills Level 2 (English and Maths)
Aged 19+ and Returning to Education?
Some qualifications do not carry UCAS Tariff points but may still be considered. We take into account a range of qualifications and work/life experience that can demonstrate your ability to succeed on the course. Each application is assessed on an individual basis, taking into consideration a wide range of factors.
Find out about our free 2-week course that will boost your confidence and help you prepare to return to higher education.
BASED AT OUR OLD TRAFFORD CAMPUS
Old Trafford Campus
This is where our story began, back in 2019. The UA92 Campus is in the heart of Old Trafford, Manchester. Inside there’s a fully equipped Sports Performance Centre, Media Studio and Digital Academy. The tram stop is a 1 minute walk, which gets you into the heart of Manchester city-centre in under 10 minutes.
UA92 Old Trafford Campus
Brian Statham Way