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SPORT AND EXERCISE Level 5 Foundation Degree

  • Level 5
  • Higher Education
  • Newry Campus
  • The Open University


This Foundation Degree delivered by SRC and validated by The Open University, examines both the theoretical and practical application of sport and exercise through a wide range of modules aiming to develop student's academic and professional potential. This course will develop a student's knowledge and critical understanding of the areas associated with sport and critical transferable skills. It provides learners with a balance between the development of vocational skills necessary for employment and the knowledge necessary for academic progression and lifelong learning.

Throughout the course, students will explore the scientific principles that underpin sport and exercise. They will gain a deep understanding of human anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics, and how these factors influence performance and health. Students will study the physiological responses to exercise, the principles of training, and the role of nutrition in optimising athletic performance.

The course covers a range of topics related to sport and exercise. Students will study the psychology of sport, exploring motivation, goal setting, and mental strategies for performance enhancement. They will gain an understanding of sports nutrition, exercise for special populations, and injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Typically, weekly contact hours are scheduled for a minimum of 17 hours per week per semester, with an additional independent study of approx. 60-160 hours per module depending on the credit value. Student workload usually includes 2-3 assessments (a combination of coursework and/or examination) per module. There is an expectation that the student will undertake self-study hours off campus to enable them to fully achieve the course of study.

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Newry Campus

Full Time
Mode of Study
Class Type
2 Years
Hours Per Week
Total Full Fee Per Year
Full Fee Breakdown

1 Available Session