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Sport and Fitness courses

If you're an aspiring or practicing leader of sport or fitness activity, The Open University's sport and fitness courses will develop your skills and understanding of sports science, training, and leadership. Find out more about our sport and fitness qualifications below.

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Sport and Fitness

Degrees 

Stage 1120 credits
Stage 2120 credits
Stage 3120 credits
Total of 360 credits 

How long will it take?

Part time: 16–18 hours per week for 6 years
Full time: 32–36 hours per week for 3 years


Sport and Fitness

Diplomas 

Stage 1120 credits
Stage 2120 credits
Total of 240 credits 
How long will it take?
Part time: 16–18 hours per week for 4 years
Full time: 32–36 hours per week for 2 years


Sport and Fitness

Certificates 

Stage 1120 credits
Total of 120 credits 
How long will it take?
Part time: 16–18 hours per week for 2 years
Full time: 32–36 hours per week for 1 year

Why study Sport and Fitness with The Open University?

Through our sport and fitness courses, you'll study both the physical and psychological needs of sports men and women and exercise clients. You'll use audiovisual case studies and reflect on potential or actual situations in your own work or practice.

The benefits of studying a sport and fitness qualification with us are:

  • Our qualifications are recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).
  • You gain REPs CPD points through completing our modules.
  • We enhance your learning through innovative technology.
  • You can fit our flexible study around your work and other commitments.

Careers in Sport and Fitness

The Open University's sports and fitness qualifications can enhance your prospects in sports coaching, fitness training or the leadership of recreational groups. They'll also be valuable if you're self-employed in the sport and fitness sector, work at sports clubs or wish to further your career in sports management or sports development.

Our courses in sports and fitness can help you start or progress your career as a:

  • Sports Coach
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • PE Teacher

Looking for something other than a qualification?

The majority of our modules can be studied by themselves, on a stand-alone basis. If you later choose to work towards a qualification, you may be able to count your study towards it.

See our full list of Sport and Fitness modules

All Sport and Fitness courses

Browse all the Sport and Fitness courses we offer – certificates, diplomas and degrees.

See our full list of Sport and Fitness courses