Course Type: Higher Education

Foundation Degree in Exercise, Health and Fitness

  • Course Code STA0021
  • Day TBC
  • Time TBC
  • Start Date 10th September 2018
  • Fee Year 1: TBC
    Year 2: £8,200
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus Academy for Sport - Stadium

Please note, the next intake for this course will be September 2019.


There’s never been a better time to study a course in this area. The Government recognises the importance of exercise for the nation’s health, and is investing heavily in health and exercise programmes within communities.

This course is ideal if you would like a career in one of the varied roles in the sports or health industry. Previous graduates have gone on to work as PE teachers, physical training instructors, sports masseurs and much more.

This course is validated by the University of Sunderland and is, the first two years of their BSc in Exercise, Health and Fitness.

You will study at Gateshead College’s Academy for Sport, with the option of a third year (BSc with Hons) to be based at the University, subject to meeting their entry criteria.

What will I study?

  • Sociology of sport, exercise and health
  • Exercise management
  • Physiology of exercise and sport
  • Introduction to sport and exercise psychology
  • Personal development and study skills
  • Anatomy for exercise and sport
  • Fitness testing and assessment
  • Study skills (researching and reporting)
  • Nutrition for exercise and sport
  • Public health, health promotion and exercise
  • Personal training
  • Personal and professional development

Please note: whilst every effort is made to run all our programmes, this is subject to minimum numbers.


Entry Criteria:

  • 56 UCAS points from a minimum of two GCSEs / A Levels or equivalent. We will also accept PPP at BTEC Extended Diploma level.
  • GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications) in Mathematics and English. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.


Offers will take into account any relevant employment experience. Applicants may be asked to attend an interview and present a portfolio of evidence


If English is not your first language, please refer to the University of Sunderland English Language requirements:



University of Sunderland Course Page:

This programme is offered by Gateshead College working in partnership with the University of Sunderland. The award that you will receive will be from the University of Sunderland.



Please note - the next intake for this course will be September 2019.

Please note - the next intake for this course will be September 2019.

An interview is required, references are required and equipment is needed.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

56 UCAS points and GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C) in English language and maths

Required experience

We welcome applications from mature students without these qualifications but with relevant experience.

There are loans available that you can apply for to help cover the costs of course fees and living costs(if studying full time).

For more information or advice, contact our finance support services on 0191 490 4627 or 0191 426 4329. Our support funds team can also be emailed at support.funds@gateshead.ac.uk