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Personal Training (Honours), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Plymouth, United Kingdom
During the Personal Training (Honours) course offered by Plymouth Marjon University, we’ll consider a wide range of topics including physiology, psychology, sociology, epidemiology and research methods.
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Course Overview

The Personal Training (Honours) degree offered by Plymouth Marjon University is part of a pilot scheme with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) which ensures it meets professional standards required by employers in the sport and physical activity sector.

Prepare for a rewarding career in personal training, health promotion, exercise referral, health training and community interventions with our BSc (Hons) Personal Training degree.  With embedded industry qualifications this programmes has been specifically developed to deliver all the skills and knowledge required to work as a health, fitness and wellbeing professional. 

We are passionate about the delivery and development of this high-quality degree programme, with a firm focus on fostering and developing each and every student’s employability and professional enthusiasm.  Alongside practical work in our state of the art exercise science laboratories and world class sports centre students have plenty of opportunities to put learning into practice in the staff-led, NHS-funded clinics. 

What might you become?

There are a number of physical activity careers where an evidence-based approach is a key criteria for employment. Potential employers include the NHS, local government, the armed forces and fitness clubs. Potential job roles include personal training, health promotion, PT instruction, teaching (via PGCE), cardiac rehabilitation specialist, or self-employment. A number of students also go on to postgraduate study in fields such as nutrition or health promotion.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of applied practice in sport and exercise science
  • Sport, exercise and health psychology
  • Anatomy and physiology for sport and exercise
  • Strength and conditioning principles for sport and exercise
  • Public Health Promotion

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • Applicants must have three A-levels at grades CCC or above in either PE/Sports Studies or Mathematics or Science, or BTEC grades MMM.
  • A DBS disclosure check and ISA registration are also required. Applicants with other qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 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 Plymouth

  • 731 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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