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Course Overview

Do you want to become part of the booming fitness sector of the sports industry? If you are passionate about helping people achieve their health and fitness goals or aspire to work in coaching and fitness training, our Sport and Fitness Studies top-up degree will build upon your knowledge to help you forge a career serving a wide variety of clients in a range of roles. Designed for anyone who has previously studied a relevant subject (up to Level 5), this sport and fitness top-up course expands upon your understanding of fields such as nutrition, anatomy and physiology. You will be able to tailor your studies to match your career aims through a selection of optional modules as well as conducting in-depth research into an aspect of the sport and fitness industry that interests you. Alongside your sports top-up course, you will have the chance to gain a number of further industry-recognised qualifications to help you stand out after you graduate, including sports coaching, personal trainer and fitness instructor qualifications. You will also be supported throughout your studies by our range of cutting-edge sports facilities, including our brand new gym and Human Performance Centre.


ENRICHMENT – Boost your career prospects with a range of additional professional qualifications, as well as engaging with the sports industry through events on campus SPECIALISE YOUR STUDIES – Drive the direction of your studies to suit your interests with a range of optional modules and a research project on the subject of your choice PRACTICAL APPLICATION – Apply your learning and skills to real-life practice, supported by our outstanding sports facilities TEAM SCOTLAND PARTNERSHIP – Our University will be the home for Team Scotland at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, offering exciting opportunities for our students to work with the team and its athletes

Core Modules

  • Applied Fitness Training and Programming
  • Sports Project
  • Sports Psychology II


Plus two options from:

  • Sports Coaching and the Development of Expertise
  • Nutrition for Performance
  • Work Based Learning for Sport
  • Sports Marketing

Entry Requirements

Level 3 or equivalent qualifications are desirable.

Funding Options


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When you help a friend enroll on a degree course with  our Refer a Friend scheme, you will receive a £500 referral fee per successfully enrolled referral.