The Health and Fitness industry is one of the most diverse and growing sectors in the United Kingdom. This two year foundation degree is aimed at students who already work, or would like to work in this sector. The programme offers students the combination of academic study with workplace practice and has been developed by St Mary’s in collaboration with accredited vocational bodies and industry employers. Students are provided with a thorough theoretical grounding in key areas, including physiological, psychological and biomechanical aspects of these disciplines. A key element of the degree is the strong vocational aspect throughout which students are continually challenged to relate to the theoretical concepts covered.