This diploma will help put you on track for a career in fitness training, sports coaching or management. It develops work-related and academic skills to enhance your performance and prospects at work, and explores the key principles of sports science, training, leadership and management. You’ll apply your learning to your own practice, focusing on meeting participants’ physical and psychological needs. By the end of the course, you’ll be a more effective, reflective practitioner and you’ll be well on the way to a degree. This qualification will be of particular interest to students living and working in Scotland.
Key features of the course
Increases your current effectiveness as a coach or exercise instructor
Uses case studies and reflects on real and potential work situations
Enhances your employability
Builds a solid foundation for further study.
Please note: in addition to your OU study, you’ll need to identify and complete a UK-accredited (or equivalent) qualification in either coaching or exercise instruction.
The same programme of study is also offered as the Foundation Degree in Sport and Fitness (X07).