• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Fitness and Personal Training (Hons) programme at Solent University combines the latest in evidence-based training methods with high-level industry qualifications. Clearly defined pathway options in one of three specialist areas – exercise referral, soft tissue therapy and strength and conditioning - are aimed at producing fitness professionals with the higher level skills required to positively impact peoples’ lives, whatever their fitness goals.

Gaining real-world experience is integral to the course. Through the Solent PT scheme, students work with a member of the University’s staff for 15 weeks in their second year, putting together a personal training programme and working with them to achieve their fitness goals. This is repeated in the final year, where students work with two clients – one will have different goals to their previous client, and the other has to be recruited by the student through their own marketing initiative.

Students have the opportunity to complete their gym instructor and personal trainer industry-approved qualifications in their first year, and an advanced personal trainer qualification in their second year. In addition, students have the opportunity to pursue further qualifications in strength and conditioning, soft tissue therapy, or cancer rehabilitation.

Career Opportunities

The majority of recent graduates have entered personal training and fitness-related roles.

REPs listing also includes eREPs membership, which allows you to work within European countries without further training and is also recognised in New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, Ireland, South Africa and the US.

Suitable roles for graduates include:

  • Personal trainer
  • Self-employed trainer
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Fitness manager
  • Sales and marketing officer
  • PE teacher

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology
  • Exercise Instruction and Coaching
  • Intro to Health and Exercise Psychology
  • Introduction to Physiology of Exercise
  • Client Testing and Training
  • Introduction to Human Nutrition
  • Introduction to Research and Academic Skills for Sport, Health & Exercise Science

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    56

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • 96 - 112 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent
  • A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at DMM or BTEC Diploma at D*D* or equivalent, which comply with the minimum entry requirement of 96 UCAS points.
  • Alternative entry on this course is available through the Sport, Health & Exercise Science Foundation Year.

TOEFL IBT;

  • Approx. Cost £170
  • Undergraduate 80 (min. 19 in each component)

 Pearson Versant;

  • Approx. Cost £40-50
  • Undergraduate 56 (51 in each component)

   IELTS Indicator

  • Approx. Cost $145
  • Undergraduate 6.0 (5.5 in each component)

Duolingo

  •  Approx. Cost $49/£40
  • Undergraduate Overall 100

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13260 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Southampton

  • 697 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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