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Foundation Degree in Sports Therapy Health & Fitness Level 5

Level 5

Key Facts

Level:Level 5

Full-time/part-time:Part time

Duration:90 weeks

Start Date:18th September 2017

Location:Lincoln Campus

Course Code:HEL0031AA1

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The FdSc is a modularised programme that will involve participation in work based and vocational learning activities, alongside the study of a range of underpinning theory related to therapy, health and exercise. Students will gain the transferable skills necessary to be effective at work, including communication, team work, problem solving, and the use of Information Technology. The theoretical disciplines include practical testing which will contribute towards the development of technical and professional skills.

Year 1 - core modules

Anatomy and Exercise Physiology (30cp)
Sports and Remedial Massage (30cp)
Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity and Health (15cp)
Fundamental Research and Study Skills (15cp)
Work Related Experience (30cp)

Year 2 - core modules

Independent Research Project (30cp)
Health Nutrition (30cp)
Advanced Sport and Remedial Massage (30cp)

Optional modules

30cp from the following:

Exercise Prescription and Programming (30cp)
Principles of Exercise Psychology (15cp)
Health Promotion and Development (15cp)
Exercise for Special Populations (15cp)

The FdSc Sports Therapy, Health and Fitness offers additional vocational qualifications alongside the main qualification. The following courses / qualifications may be available for selection:

Level 3 Sports Massage (non-pathological tissue)
Level 4 Sport and Remedial Massage (pathological tissue)
Level 2 Gym Instructors Award
Level 3 Personal Trainer
React First – Pitchside First Aid

Study Details

You will study on the Lincoln College Campus for the full duration of the course, using our dedicated sports therapy and training facilities and teaching areas.

Part Time
3 Years
2-3 days per week
Course contact hours are typically comprised of:

7.5 hrs Theory sessions per week
6.5 hrs Practical / Seminar sessions per week
It is expected that students complete between 4 and 8 hrs of additional independent study per week in order to be successful on this programme.

Whilst the sessions delivered at College will fall between Monday and Friday from 9am – 5pm, it is expected that students make themselves available to complete voluntary or work experience hours outside of these times. Many of the opportunities offered through the college will require commitment during evenings and weekends.
A minimum of 64 UCAS Tariff points from the following:

GCE ‘A’ and ‘AS’ Levels
BTEC National (Diploma or Extended Diploma) in a relevant subject
Access to HE
Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher with at least one subject at Advanced Higher.
For mature applicants some experience may be taken in lieu of qualifications that carry UCAS Tariff points.

GCSE English – grade C or above
GCSE Maths – grade C or above
(Level 2 Functional skills is not taken as an equivalent)

EU and International applicants

NARIC confirmed equivalent of 64 UCAS points
IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 visa

There are typically 2-3 assessment tasks per module delivered. The assessment methods used throughout the programme include:

Practical assessments
Written examinations
Coursework portfolios
Written assessments
The programme specification details the assessment strategy for each module, including the relevant task weightings.


Graduates of this course can apply for progression onto the BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy Top Up course at Lincoln College.

On successful completion of FdSc, students can seek careers in a wide range of professions such as GP Referral coordination, sport therapy, health promotion or personal training.
Students Part Time (per academic year)
Home and EU Students £4330.00
International Students £6000.00
Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student’s continuous enrolment.

Additional Course Costs

Sports kit - £130 (compulsory); DBS check - £44 (compulsory); Additional courses (optional) - varying costs

Additional compulsory course costs will be paid for using the Lincoln College Bursary / Vocational Credit scheme. The scheme allows students to access the remainder of the Vocational Credit (up to a maximum value of £500 / £250) for additional optional courses, workshops, professional memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Vocational Credit may do so at full cost to themselves. Details of payment dates will be provided prior to the course induction.

Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme
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This course is validated by University of Lincoln. The validating institution is responsible for awarding the qualification at the end of the programme. Students on validated courses are HEFCE registered, funded and taught at Lincoln College and it is the responsibility of the College to manage all aspects of this provision. The validating institution maintains an oversight of the programme throughout the academic year and must be satisfied that students are being taught in line with the required academic standards of the awarding institution. For full details of the responsibilities of both Lincoln College and the validating partners please see the HE Terms and Conditions page, section 11. Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme

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