Are you looking to pursue a career in sport and exercise therapy? Want to gain the academic skills to study an undergraduate degree in this field? Southampton Solent University’s foundation year in sport health and exercise science will help build prepare you to make the transition to a full honours degree. This course is also ideal for students who may not have traditional qualifications or who have been away from formal education for a while, by helping them to get back into academic study and equip them with the specialised knowledge to progress to an undergraduate degree. Students study the fundamentals of sport health and exercise therapy through a variety of themes, including leadership, fitness foundations, the sport industry, sport and exercise science contemporary sports issues, and volunteering. In addition to the core academic units, students also have the opportunity to gain professional fitness qualifications (REPS) and coaching qualifications (NGB) alongside their studies. All of the University’s sports courses place a strong emphasis on employability, and students on the sport health and exercise science foundation year have the opportunity to build practical skills and gain valuable real world experience working with our degree students by volunteering on local community projects. Successful completion of the sport health and exercise science foundation year will provide a pathway on to one of Solent University’s highly-regarded health and exercise or sport science degree programmes. Successful completion of the Sport, Health and Exercise Science foundation year will provide a pathway to the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Therapy degree programme. This challenging sport and exercise therapy degree will help provide you with the essential clinical skills and judgement you need to secure an exciting career working with athletes, sports teams and more. This highly practical course is specifically tailored to help students secure a rich and interesting career in this area. Students have plenty of chances to develop essential clinical skills in diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating injured participants, as well as the opportunity to acquire industry-specific fitness (REPs) and coaching (NGB) qualifications. Students also learn a combination of injury prevention, recognition and evaluation, management treatment and referral, rehabilitation and education, with a specific focus on applications within a sport and exercise setting. The varied nature of this course has the potential to open a wide range of career opportunities upon graduation. The course is accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists, this means students can become an accredited member of the society on graduating – demonstrating standards of knowledge and competence that are professionally recognised and recommended.