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Introduction to sport, fitness and management

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This Level 1 course is for you if you have a general or professional interest in sport, recreation and fitness. It will provide you with a sound knowledge of some of the key underpinning concepts required to practise effectively within a sport or fitness setting, including: the organisation of sports/fitness provision in the UK; the health benefits of physical activity; fitness training principles; nutrition; legal and safety aspects; and customer care. You’ll be able to apply your understanding to your own participation in sport or exercise, or to careers in the field – such as exercise instruction, sports coaching or sports facility management.

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04 Oct 2014 Jun 2015
£2632.00
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Registration opens on 30/04/14

This course is expected to start for the last time in October 2015.
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04 Oct 2014 Jun 2015
£775.00
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Registration opens on 30/04/14

This course is expected to start for the last time in October 2015.
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04 Oct 2014 Jun 2015
£2632.00
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Registration opens on 30/04/14

See below for information about part time tuition fee loans available for study towards a qualification.

This course is expected to start for the last time in October 2015.

*Fees may vary by country.

What you will study

The course comprises a range of study topics, which includes:

  • Putting sport and fitness in context – an overview of the participation patterns, sector structure, regulation and management of the sport, recreation and fitness industry in the UK
  • Exploring physical activity and health – an evaluation of the beneficial effects of physical activity on various aspects of health, and the role of pre-activity health screening
  • Training for fitness and sport – training principles and methods for improving muscular and aerobic fitness for sport and fitness performance
  • Valuing your customers – the significance of customer care and a consideration of how organisations can improve customer satisfaction, thus retaining members
  • Eating to win – an overview of nutritional strategies and practices aimed at maximising sports/fitness performance and encouraging weight control.

The study topics will be supported by a study guide, two text books, and a DVD containing a range of case studies. The course will also include a website where students will be able to access electronic materials. All students will be provided with a heart-rate monitor, which will be used to complete some of the study activities.

Vocational relevance

This course is aimed at people with an interest in sport and fitness, and also those wanting to develop their career in the subject area.

Entry

This is a key introductory Level 1 course. Level 1 courses provide core subject knowledge and study skills needed for both higher education and distance learning to help you progress to courses at Level 2.

The course is a broad introduction to sport, fitness and management, and no assumptions are made about the knowledge or education you bring to it. There are no requirements concerning your level of fitness and no activities that require any sort of strenuous exercise; even the activities that involve the heart-rate monitor may be carried out by a friend, with only the monitoring done by you.

If you have any doubt about the suitability of the course, please contact our Student Registration & Enquiry Service.

Preparatory work

There are no formal qualification requirements for students joining the course. However, if you have no prior experience of higher education, or if you have not studied for some time, we would strongly advise you to make use of the OU’s wide range of introductory courses and packs.

Regulations

As a student of The Open University, you should be aware of the content of the Module Regulations and the Student Regulations which are available on our Essential documents website.

If you have a disability

The course has been designed so that the teaching and activities do not prevent students with a disability or additional requirement from achieving the learning outcomes of the course. Written transcripts of any audio components and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) versions of printed material are available. Some Adobe PDF components may not be available or fully accessible using a screen reader and mathematical, scientific and technical materials may be particularly difficult to read in this way. Other alternative formats of the study materials may be available in the future. Our Services for disabled students website has the latest information about availability.

The course makes significant use of audio and video materials that are made available to students on DVD. These can be played on either a standard DVD player or a personal computer with a DVD drive.

 

If you have particular study requirements please tell us as soon as possible, as some of our support services may take several weeks to arrange. Visit our Services for disabled students website for more information, including:

  • help to determine your study requirements and how to request the support that you need  
  • Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs)
  • using a computer for OU study
  • equipment and other support services that we offer
  • examination arrangements
  • how to contact us for advice and support both before you register and while you are studying.

Study materials

What's included

A study guide, two text books, DVD, heart-rate monitor, online assessment guide and study planner, and website.

You will need

Either a DVD player or a computer with a DVD drive.

Although it is not essential, we recommend that you have a broadband internet connection for this course, in order to get the most out of the website activities and to participate in online tutorials.

Computing requirements

You will need a computer with internet access to study this course as it includes online activities, which you can access using a web browser.

  • If you have purchased a new desktop or laptop computer since 2007 you should have no problems completing the online activities.
  • If you’ve got a netbook, tablet or other mobile computing device check our Technical requirements section.
  • If you use an Apple Mac you will need OS X 10.6 or later.

You can also visit the Technical requirements section for further computing information including the details of the support we provide.

Teaching and assessment

Support from your tutor

You will have a tutor who will help you with the study material and mark and comment on your assignments, and whom you can ask for advice and guidance. If you are new to the OU, you will find that your tutor will be particularly concerned to help you with your study methods. Contact with your tutor will be through the following methods:

  • online tutorials, which we strongly encourage you to participate in since most students find these extremely useful
  • online forum (email conference) within your tutor group
  • personal email or telephone.

Contact our Student Registration & Enquiry Service if you want to know more about study with The Open University before you register.

Assessment

The assessment details for this course can be found in the facts box above.

You will be expected to submit your tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) online through the eTMA system unless there are some difficulties which prevent you from doing so. In these circumstances, you must negotiate with your tutor to get their agreement to submit your assignment on paper.

Assessment is an essential part of the teaching and so you are required to complete it all. You will be given more detailed information when you begin the course.

Professional recognition

E112 is recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) for continuing professional development (CPD) purposes. This means that if you are a member of REPs, you will be able to claim 16 CPD points on completion of the module.

Future availability

The details given here are for the course that starts in October 2014. We expect it to be available once a year.

How to register

To register a place on this course return to the top of the page and use the Click to register button.

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Distance learning

The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning. Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move. As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues. Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone.

For more information read Distance learning explained.

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Course facts
About this course:
Course code E112
Credits 60
OU Level 1
SCQF level 7
FHEQ level 4
Course work includes:
4 Tutor-marked assignments (TMAs)
End-of-module assessment
No residential school

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