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Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
What makes a top-flight sports coach or fitness instructor? This Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management at The Open University UK investigates the factors that contribute to success, and gives you an in-depth knowledge of how the sector works.

About

Focusing on the needs of participants or clients, you’ll explore training, nutrition, motivation and leadership; and increase your effectiveness and skills in these areas. As you study, you’ll always come back to what matters most: applying theory to practice.

Key features of the course

  • Offers flexible learning that fits around your sport, fitness and work commitments
  • Demonstrates a strong applied focus through the extensive use of audiovisual case studies
  • Uses innovative technology such as augmented reality to enhance your learning
  • Enables you to gain Register of Exercise Professions CPD points throughout your study
  • Builds a solid foundation for further study
Skills for career development

This qualification has been developed directly with employers to ensure that it provides the skills they need. For example, in addition to theoretical knowledge of fitness training, you’ll gain an understanding of sector organisation, customer care, business strategies, safety frameworks, and effective instruction and communication. These skills will help to increase your career opportunities and earning potential.

Career relevance

If you’re aiming to access graduate level careers, this certificate is your first step on the way. After successfully completing the course, you’ll be able to build on your study to gain further professional qualifications – such as a foundation degree or full honours degree.

Exploring your options

Once you register with us (and for up to three years after you finish your studies), you’ll have full access to our careers service for a wide range of information and advice – including online forums, website, interview simulation,

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Time limit – 7 years
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

You’ll explore the organisation, practice and delivery of sport and fitness activity. You’ll investigate who takes part in sport and fitness, how facilities cater for their needs, how to improve fitness, and how nutrition informs coaching and exercise instruction. 

You’ll also consider important skills for those working in sport and fitness such as effective communication; motivating participants and colleagues; and what makes a good leader.

You'll study both of the following:

  • Introduction to sport and fitness 
  • Working with people in sport and fitness 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification.
  • You don’t need experience of working in sport and fitness prior to starting this degree. However, you’ll find the modules and assignments much easier and more fulfilling if you can draw on employment (paid or unpaid) experience.
  • At The Open University we believe education should be open to all, so we provide a high-quality university education to anyone who wishes to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential.
  • What you do need is a certain level of English, and to have access to the relevant technology.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    5856 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5856 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5856 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5856 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Funding

Students living outside the UK aren’t normally eligible for a tuition fee loan. We suggest checking with your national government or education authority for advice on funding.

There are a number of scholarship opportunities listed on the Scholarship Portal website.

The site features over 1,000 scholarships listed by country, ranging from the Amelia Earhart Fellowship for Women in Science and Engineering, to a Young Horticulturalist of the Year Award.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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