The certificate in Personal Training and Outdoor Fitness is an introductory higher education course designed to develop your understanding of the importance of sport and exercise science and the role of the personal trainer in supporting outdoor athletic performance and health.
PATHWAY OPTIONS AND HOW TO APPLY
Personal Training and Outdoor Fitness (CertHE) — Full-time UCAS Code: PTO6 Apply on UCAS
Applicants to full-time courses can apply through UCAS. Applicants to part-time courses can apply through the University.
Tuition Fees 2022/23:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year
Overseas (Full-time): £13,500 per year
Why choose this course?
This programme recruits for the growing demand for outdoor ‘bootcamp’ style exercise instructors, and also the growing recognition of the role that ‘green exercise’ can play in overall health and wellbeing.
What you will learn
In this course, you will learn:
To facilitate the process of becoming independent life-long learners and reflective practitioners who are able to acquire, interpret and present information;
To develop the specific knowledge, skills and competencies required to become a personal trainer and outdoor fitness practitioner consistent with the requirements of cognate professional bodies;
To develop an understanding of the ethics, codes and scope of practice associated with the health and fitness professions, and the cognate professional bodies;
To facilitate the process of becoming independent life-long learners and reflective practitioners.
Year 1 (Cert HE)
Human Physiology and Fitness (20 credits; compulsory)
Introduction to Health and Exercise Psychology (20 credits; compulsory)
Assessments provided will be both summative and formative with written or oral feedback provided on all modes of assessment. Modes of assessment will demonstrate appropriate progression in terms of academic demands to allow students to develop their subject specific knowledge and general transferable skills.
The range of methods will include oral and written presentations, examinations, case-studies, practical assessments, peer assessment, as well as project based work. It should be noted that many modules include practical elements to reinforce theoretical learning and assignments will often be based on data that has been gathered during the taught aspects of the modules.
Graduate Attributes Framework
This Framework aims to develop your professional skills and competence alongside your academic subject knowledge. You’ll study up to 40 credits per level throughout your programme from the Graduate Attributes Framework.
The Graduate Attribute modules are designed to enable you to develop, and evidence, a range of career-focused skills related to your subject area. These skills include digital competency, research and project management, as well as such personal competencies as communication, creativity, self-reflection, resilience and problem-solving.
Applicants over the age of 21 with no UCAS points will be offered an interview.
Ninety percent of our graduates in this subject area are employed or in full-time further study within 6 months of graduating. In general, the certificate in Personal Training will develop graduates for careers such as:
Strength and conditioning coach
Coaching and advising recreational athletes (e.g. triathlon, running, cycling)
Sport massage therapist
Fitness consultant in health and fitness environments
Additional costs a student will necessarily incur include: DBS check (£23) and course clothing (£40).