Do you want to turn your love for sport into an academic qualification and study for a sports-related honours degree here at Solent University? Leading directly on to our highly-regarded sports degrees, this one year foundation programme will equip you with the skills you’ll need to progress on to a full degree. This course provides a pathway onto our BA (Hons) Sports Studies; BA (Hons) Sports Studies and Business; BA (Hons) Sport Coaching and Development, BA (Hons) Sport and Physical Education, and BA (Hons) Adventure and Outdoor Management courses. Studying this foundation year could give students an opportunity to extend previous experience gained, or provide a route back into education. The course will help develop the key academic skills required to make the transition to studying a full honours degree. Designed to reflect the needs of the sports industry, students explore a variety of subjects from leadership to fitness foundations, sports business management, sport in the contemporary world and volunteering. Students will study core theories in sport and fitness but, crucially, will learn how to apply this knowledge in practical settings – helping to develop the skills that employers are looking for. To enhance learning, students have the opportunity to build further skills by undertaking professional qualifications such as NGB and REPS. Students are also able to assist some of our degree-level students with community projects through the volunteering unit, gaining real world experience, as well as building confidence and employability skills. Successful completion of the Sport foundation year will provide a pathway to the Sport Studies degree. This innovative degree focuses on the business of the sports industry. Students will study subjects such as marketing, law and finance alongside sport development, coaching and research, giving them the industry knowledge and skill to pursue a career in the business of running a sports club or similar organisation. The experienced course team’s established local and national industry links has provided previous students the opportunity for valuable work experience in the industry. Past students have also benefitted from talks delivered by guest lecturers, giving insight around current issues in the industry to help build students’ knowledge. To complement their degree studies and help to boost employability, students have also previously been encouraged to gain valuable work experience by studying for an NGB coaching qualification. Students who love participating in sport can join one of the University’s many sports clubs for track, field or water. Elite athletes can benefit from the University’s High Performance Academy where they will receive mentoring, one-to-one strength and conditioning training and high performance sport support lectures.