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Level 3 Active IQ Diploma

Physical Activity, Fitness & Exercise Science

Level

Level 3

Career Sector

Life & Sports Sciences

Available At

Seevic

Start Date

September

Course overview

If you have a strong interest in working in the fitness industry, or access related Higher Education degree programmes, this course is for you. From working as a Fitness Instructor to studying Fitness Training & Coaching, you will no doubt go far with this course.

Entry requirements

  1. At least five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language or Maths. If your English Language is a D/3, your Maths must be at least a C/4 and vice versa

or

  • A Level 2 BTEC Diploma or above and GCSE English Language or Maths at grade C/4 or above.
  • Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English Language
  • Grade C/4 or above in GCSE Maths
  • Grade C/4 or above in any GCSE Science

What will I study?

This two year qualification will provide you with the broad base of knowledge and skills required to work in a variety of customer-facing roles within the active leisure industry.

Modules

Core Modules

Principles of Anatomy

Physiology & Fitness

Planning & Instructing Gym-based Exercise

Principles of Customer Care

Working in Active Leisure Facilities

Technology in Sport & Exercise

Programme Design & Delivery for Personal Training

Additional Modules

Planning and Delivering a Circuit Training Exercise Session

Planning and Delivering a Kettlebell Exercise Session

Why study Physical Activity, Fitness & Exercise Science at USP?

You will have the opportunity to become a student-athlete, combining your academic studies with full-time training in our Storm Sports Academies.

Work experience with our College Company, Storm, is part of the course giving students the opportunity to gain real-life experience of working in the fitness industry Free Gym Membership included
Highly qualified staff with fitness industry experience.

What could I do next?

Successful achievement of this qualification will provide entry to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 3 and allow progress to employment as a Gym Instructor, Personal Trainer, Leisure Assistant or Leisure Duty Manager.

You could also progress on to Higher Education degree programmes in related fields of study e.g. fitness training and coaching, including our BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Performance in partnership with Writtle University College.

One of our former students went on to study Strategic Communications at Oklahoma State University after receiving a full track and field scholarship. Other students have gone on to roles including Strength & Conditioning Coach at Southend United FC, Netball Coach, teaching, sports therapy, sports psychology and sports nutrition.

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