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Foundation Degree (FdSc) Sport and Exercise Science (Cycling Performance)

Writtle University College
Course summary
2-4 years
Full time/part time
Chelmsford
Next available date: Enquire for more information - Chelmsford
Postgraduate Education

Course description

Foundation Degree (FdSc) Sport and Exercise Science (Cycling Performance)

This two-year Sport and Exercise Science (Cycling Performance) foundation degree is an exciting new course designed so you can pursue your cycling ambitions while studying. The unique feature of this programme is the access it will give you to a British-registered professional cycling team which regularly competes in the United Kingdom and mainland Europe enabling you to gain high quality work-based learning in a top performance cycling environment and exposing you to many of the key aspects of running a world-class cycling team.

The course will teach you about the application of physiological, psychological and biomechanical principles to improving cycling performance and facilitates the pursuit of a variety of pathways within the cycling industry including, for example, rider support, rider performance or cycling development. It is aimed at either aspiring cyclists who want to improve their own performance or those who have a passion for cycling and want to enter into a career in coaching, team management or cycling development.

If you are an experienced competitive cyclist and enrol on the course, you will have the opportunity to race for the college cycling club and may be entered for British Universities and Colleges (BUCS) competitions. Where a student wishes to obtain experience racing abroad we will attempt to facilitate this through our wide range of contacts.

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • UCAS Tariff Points: 48
  • GCE A Levels: 848 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above
  • Irish Certificate: 48 UCAS tariff points, to include 2 x B3 or H3 higher
  • Scottish Highers: 48 UCAS tariff points, to include 1 x B & 1 x C
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: Total (IB) Diploma point score of 24 or more
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: PPP
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma: MP
  • GCSEs: All applicants must hold a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above to include English, Maths and Science.

Who is the Course for?

The course has been carefully designed with the competitive cyclist and coach in mind with the majority of college-based teaching happening over the winter semester .

For the remainder of the year you are able to study using a mixture of work-based learning (work experience) or distance learning while you race or coach.

Training Course Content

Stage One

Semester 1

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Professional Skills for the Sport Industry
  • Coaching in Practice
  • Introduction to Psychology

Semester 2

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Analysis of Human Movement and Performance
  • Working in Cycling

Stage Two

Semester 3

  • Physiology, Nutrition for Exercise
  • Research Skills in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Principles of Strength and Conditioning

Semester 4

  • Physiology, Nutrition for Exercise
  • Coaching and Leadership
  • Developing a Career in Cycling

Course delivery details

Learning & Teaching Methods

The acquisition of knowledge and understanding is approached through an emphasis on student-centred learning. Integration of theoretical and practical learning ensures the strong vocational focus as a priority in the provision. The following list shows the variety of learning and teaching methods experienced on this course.

  • Lectures
  • Practical laboratory sessions
  • Coaching sessions in the field
  • Case studies
  • Seminars
  • Coursework

Why choose Writtle University College

Ranked Top University-Sector Institution in England for overall student satisfaction!

*Based on NSS 2020 Based on Taught Data

Beautiful rural campus situated between London and the coast.

Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Expenses

Home Students

Full-time

  • £9,250

Part-time

  • £1,156 per 15 credit module
  • £2,312 per 30 credit module

International Students (Including EU students)

Full-time

  • £12,450

Continuing Studies

Students could top up their FdSc by entering the third year BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Coaching) and increase their opportunities to include such careers as: Physical Education Teachers; Physiotherapists; Sports Lecturers; Coaches; Personal Trainers; or enter Post-graduate study

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Writtle University College

Writtle University College offers a range of land-based, design and sport courses at various levels of academic study including Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Further Education, Short Courses and Apprenticeships. We also provide students with the options of being able to study certain...


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