Develop your knowledge and understanding of how physical activity and sport benefit health and the importance of living an active lifestyle. On this course, you gain the technical and professional skills needed to gain a career in areas such as personal training, health promotion and developing community interventions. You are taught by a team of lecturers who can offer you both industry and academic experience. Our lecturers working in research have been widely published on topics such as the effects of exercise on hunger and weight loss, motivational interviewing and physical activity prescription in type 2 diabetes. You also gain the perspectives of potential employers, such as Sheffield International Venues and Places for People Leisure Nuffield, who visit to discuss career and work experience opportunities. During year two, you apply what you learn on a six-week work placement in a physical activity, sport, exercise, health or leisure-related environment. This course gives you the foundation to gain British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accreditation or certified exercise practitioner status in preparation for further study and supervised experience. Fitness industry awards have been embedded in first and second year modules and you have the option to complete these qualifications.