Sport Science (Outdoor Recreation) Foundation Degree

In Bangor

£ 13,300 VAT inc.


  • Typology

    Foundation degree

  • Location

    Bangor (Wales)

  • Duration

    2 Years

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Based at Coleg Menai in Bangor, our Sport Science (Outdoor Recreation) Foundation degree (FdSc) is suitable for those seeking a sound educational background in the areas of sports science and outdoor education. The course gives you the opportunity to gain an academic qualification whilst also working towards nationally recognised competency and coaching qualifications in outdoor sports such as kayaking and sailing, which will broaden your knowledge and increase your chances of employment. The outdoor recreation modules are delivered by experienced and well qualified staff at the Plas Menai National Watersports Centre, which is just four miles from Bangor.




Bangor (Gwynedd)
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LL57 2DG


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The course aims to enable understudies to: Understand and be able to analyse data using descriptive statistics (e.g., mean and standard deviation) Understand and be able to conduct statistical analyses for dealing with parametric and non parametric data (e.g., t tests, chi squares, simple regression, ANOVA) Be able to explain the relevance of the assumptions that underpin the above statistical procedures Be able to use SPSS for windows to conduct the above analyses and explain the statistical outputs produced by SPSS. Be able to address, formulate, and answer basic research questions including relevant hypotheses

You can use your FdSc as preparation for a career in outdoor activities/fitness/leisure management, sports administration, coaching and instruction, sports development, research, sports therapy/physiotherapy, teaching, exploration and expedition, and outdoor development training, education, recreation, sports development and therapy.

160 points on UCAS Tariff, from A/AS levels, Scottish Highers, Irish Leaving Certificate or BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject. All subjects except A Level General Studies considered. Physical Education A level or Sports Extended Diploma would be advantageous. Pass at grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics. Physical Education and Science GCSEs would be advantageous.

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  • Coaching
  • IT
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Skills and Training
  • Professional development
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports psychology
  • Analysing Sports Performance
  • Sports Events
  • Sports Fitness
  • Behavioural Science and Skill Acquisition
  • IT
  • Sports Events
  • IT

Course programme

Year 1 Sports Coaching Functional Anatomy Behavioural Science and Skill Acquisition Research Skills Sports Fitness Sports Events Outdoor Activities – Foundation Skills Outdoor Activities – Coaching Skills 1 Year 2 Exercise Physiology Analysing Sports Performance Sports Nutrition Research Project Sports Psychology Professional Development Outdoor Activities – Skill Development and Leadership Outdoor Activities – Coaching Skills 2

Sport Science (Outdoor Recreation) Foundation Degree

£ 13,300 VAT inc.