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BSc (Hons) Health, Fitness, Strength and Conditioning (Top-Up)

  • 6

    Level 6

  • Duration
    Multiple - see below

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    Easton College

  • Course Code

Start Dates

  • September 2021, Full-time, 1 year
  • September 2021, Part-time, 2 years

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This one-year Top-Up programme builds on our current Foundation Degree in Health, Fitness, Strength & Conditioning, as well as similar Foundation Degrees delivered elsewhere. As the area of health and fitness for preventing and managing chronic diseases continues to expand, employment opportunities are also increasing.

The programme is designed to enhance student’s understanding of the industry through studying contemporary issues and analysing the market sector. The course allows students to further develop their skills through exposure to advanced training methods/techniques, whilst being encouraged to reflect on the coaching practice in a work-based setting. Students will be provided with the necessary skills to plan, design and conduct a course specific research project.

With excellent links with numerous fitness centres, sports clubs, governing bodies and organisations in the region, students have the invaluable opportunity to develop their coaching, leadership and vocational experience alongside their studies. Not only can this provide scope for students to apply for internships or additional qualifications, it further establishes the necessary skills required to secure employment upon completion of the course.

The modules delivered will cover areas such as;

  • Dissertation (40 Credits)
  • Contemporary Issues in Health and Fitness (20 Credits)
  • Business and Marketing in Health and Fitness (20 Credits)
  • Applied Practice in Strength, Conditioning and Fitness (20 Credits)
  • Coaching in Practice and Dissertation (20 Credits)

The programme is delivered through a mixture of workshops, lectures, seminars, practical sessions, tutorials and self-directed study. Students are expected to use these as learning platforms, to build upon the content of lectures and seminars with group and peer discussion. Delivery takes place at college over two days a week.

During this one-year course students will study 120 Credits. These Credits are split into 20 and 40 credit modules.

All Easton’s Degree programmes are validated by the UEA, meaning the quality of the awards students receive is assured by a world-renowned Higher Education organisation.

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Entry Requirements

Our typical offer is 240 credits (120 at Level 4 and 120 at Level 5) or equivalent HND qualifications in a suitable subject area.

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. For International students we require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading); the required minimum is IELTS Academic (SELT) 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components). Please contact the Admissions Team for advice and guidance.


The course has been designed to provide students with an array of opportunities to display understanding and application of the subject informally (via formative assessments), prior to the formal (summative) assessments that will count towards your final grade. Students will receive valuable feedback from tutors or peers for their formative assessments, but grades will not be provided for this work.

Methods of summative assessments include (but are not limited to) examinations, essays or literature reviews, presentations, posters, portfolios, observed practical work and project reports. The grades from these formal assessments will count towards your final module grade.

Students will receive feedback for their summative assessments via our online system, and we aim to provide this within 21 working days. Feedback will be detailed and tailored, to help students learn and develop their knowledge and performance over the duration of the course.


Successful candidates may apply for post graduate study at other Higher Education Institutions in similar subject areas (subject to APL/APEL and/or entry requirements).

Students may also choose to enter employment or graduate internships in a range of industry-based careers, such as activity leaders, fitness instructors, personal trainers and strength & conditioning coaches.


September 2021, Full-time, 1 year

£8,000 per annum

September 2021, Part-time, 2 years

£4,000 per annum. Students will be required to complete 60 credits (0.5 of the full-time course) in any one academic year.