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 Sport Coaching degree. Southampton Solent University’s sport coaching degree will teach you the science behind coaching providing you with the skills and knowledge to improve an individuals or teams performance through the physiology, psychology and biomechanics of sports performance. This BASES-accredited course teaches students the science of coaching sports performance. Physiology, psychology and the biomechanics of sports performance are the focus of this degree, enabling students to discover how sport science can enhance the coaching process and provide them with the knowledge to be able to coach individual athletes or teams. To complement this, students have also previously had the opportunity to specialise in areas such as PE teaching, strength and conditioning, diet and nutrition, massage, and performance analysis to enable them to focus their coaching career. A strong practical approach is also at the heart of the course and past students have been able to apply the theory learnt in the classroom to the University’s bespoke sport science laboratories on real life clients. Students are also encouraged to seek work placements in schools, colleges or professional sports clubs to help increase their skills and put their scientific knowledge into practice.