FdSc Sports Coaching, Fitness and Rehabilitation

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Course summary
Professional Training
1 year
Full time
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Course description

FdSc Sports Coaching, Fitness and Rehabilitation

This degree is awarded by Oxford Brookes University.

The degree is designed to prepare students for a career in the sports industry.

Suitability - Who should attend?

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;


  • a minimum of one A-level at grade C (4) plus the equivalent of 5 GCSE passes at C grade (4) 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.

/>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.

Training Course Content

The program 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 program aims to maintain a wide skills set. />You will study 15 modules over the two years, including:

  • Developing Skills for Learning
  • Exercise Physiology and Anatomy
  • Fitness Assessment and Training
  • Biomechanical Analysis
  • Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation
  • Coaching: Theory to Practice
  • Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psyhology
  • Developing Critical Skills for Learning
  • Work Based Learning
  • Professional Practice in Sport Coaching
  • The Rehabilitation Process
  • Advanced Fitness Assessment and Training
  • Sports Massage
  • Business Skills for Sport Practioners

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.

Course delivery details

The FdSc Sports Coaching, Fitness and Rehabilitation program 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.

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.

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.

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Activate Learning

Activate Learning is a forward-thinking education group that aims for far-reaching, progressive change and impact through learning. We work with learners as individuals, helping them make the choice of course and career pathway that’s right for them. Our mission is to provide work-ready talent for business, and...

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