Foundation Degree Exercise and Wellness Management

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Personal Learning Accounts

Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Part Time Day

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone


Sport, Fitness and Leisure

Start Date

Start Date
Start dates available from August 2023

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

To enter the course, you’ll need a minimum of three GCSEs Grade C or above including Maths/Maths Numeracy and English Language (or equivalent). You would also need at least one of the following:

Please note that if you do not meet the grade criteria, then age and experience may be able to be taken into consideration.

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check may be required if requested by your chosen work placement provider.

In a nutshell

A Personal Learning Account is a new initiative from the Welsh Government. It is a free and flexible way to learn. The initiative will offer people the chance to access free, part-time courses that offer flexible and convenient learning around their existing lifestyle.

The Foundation Degree in Exercise and Wellness Management provides a contemporary curriculum, developing you with a skillset that prepares you for a range of careers in this rewarding and internationally developing field of study. The programme offers a new and vibrant area of academic exploration that has been designed in recognition of the needs of the industry, through consultation with key employers including exercise, fitness and wellness industry professionals.

The course focuses on the development of your skills and knowledge across disciplines in exercise and wellness to include:

  • The understanding of the body from an exercise science perspective
  • Developing a functional knowledge in physiology and anatomy
  • Exercise psychology
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Corporate wellness
  • Physical activity and nutrition
  • Wellness industry from a global context
  • Business management
  • Entrepreneurial skills.

The course aims to provide flexible learning opportunities to develop, apply and reflect on the provision of wellness practices, providing opportunities for you to advance a sound base of knowledge of the theories that underpin exercise and wellness management.

This exciting course combines exercise and wellness with management to provide you with a Foundation Degree that will enable you to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector.

You will have the opportunity to embrace the wider exercise and fitness industry by recognising the emerging and popular exercise trends alongside more traditional fitness activities.

The course is contemporary, diverse and distinctive and will enable you to develop skills that are essential in this dynamic and entrepreneurial industry.

This course is for you if...

...anyone over 19, living in Wales, in employment and earning less than £29,534 a year

... you wish to pursue a career in sport, exercise and wellness management

... you want to follow a course that balances exercise science, wellness and management skills

... you want to increase your qualifications in sport, health and exercise management

... you want a practical and theory-based course

... you aspire to work in a management role

... you aspire to complete a BSC (Hons) Degree in Exercise and Wellness Management

What will I be doing?

In a rapidly changing business environment, employers are looking for people who have a variety of experience and are flexible in the skills that they can bring to the industry. This industry-led course provides you with the tools to achieve this, plus you’ll gain experience of the nature of the modern work environment.

Year 1 - Level 4:

  • Functional Anatomy and Physiology
  • Physical Activity, Exercise and Nutrition
  • Foundations of Exercise and Wellness Management
  • WBL Reflective Professional Practice
  • Exercise Psychology
  • Innovative Exercise Environments
  • Foundations of Exercise and Wellness Management
  • WBL Professional Practice

Year 2 - Level 5:

  • Corporate Wellness Management
  • Operational Management
  • Exercise and Wellness Research Skills and Project
  • WBL Reflective Professional Practice
  • Strategic Community Engagement
  • Exercise Training and Prescription
  • Exercise and Wellness Research Project and Project
  • WBL Reflective Professional Practice

You’ll be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, practical sessions and group work and assessed through exams, assignments, practical assessments, presentations and projects. You’ll also complete a work-based module, where you put what you learn in the classroom into practice in the workplace. And if you want to take your studies further, the course is a perfect stepping-stone to an Exercise and Management honours degree.

Completing the course could lead into employment in sports development, fitness instruction, outdoors instruction or exercise and health promotion. With further study you may also become a physical education teacher.

You can choose to top up to BSc (Hons) Exercise and Wellness Management.

The exercise and wellness sector is one of the most diverse in terms of employment in the United Kingdom. The industry covers a wide range of areas with jobs in sectors such as health and fitness, wellness lifestyle and coaching, wellness tourism, fitness mind and body, preventive health and wellbeing and workplace wellness.

This course is aimed at students who work or want to work in one of the many areas of the health and exercise science sector. It combines academic study with vocational experience and will provide knowledge, understanding and skills in areas of business and management, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, fitness and exercise, coaching and mentoring.

Additional information


Courses shown as ‘subject to approval’ or 'subject to validation' have been newly designed or significantly updated, and are in the final stages of approval. This rigorous approval process is known as ‘Course Approval’ and is undertaken for quality assurance purposes.

The process involves discussions with students, external academics in the subject and potential employers about the proposed curriculum, the student experience and the assessment strategy for the course. This ensures the best possible course is ready to run at the next intake.

Where can I study Foundation Degree Exercise and Wellness Management?

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

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