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Fitness Science 800 Hours Advanced Diploma

Advanced Diploma in Fitness Science online: Being fit or "fitness" in the context of this course, means the level a person reaches in terms of endurance, speed or strength. "Darwinian Fitness", or the term "fitness" in the context of biology however, is a term used in association with the evolutionary concept of survival of the fittest.
Although there is little danger of the human race becoming extinct due to a lack of exercise, individuals general health and well-being, whether they lead a long and active life or their ability to recover from illness, are all affected by how physically fit they are. 
In sport, fitness science provides the foundation for success, helping athletes, footballers and other sportsmen and sportswomen to reach peak condition, in order to compete to a high standard and for long periods of time.
You can begin your career in health and fitness by completing one or more of our short fitness leaders courses. However this Advanced Diploma builds on these by looking at the science behind getting fit, making it an ideal and substantial program to help you really stand out from the crowd when applying for fitness employment or promotion.
If you already have relevant qualifications and don't need to take our Health & Fitness modules, why not look at our dedicated Diploma in Fitness Science for your continuing professional development?
Employers will always value any experience, skills and self-starters so in completing this course, you will be showing that you are passionate about health and fitness and have a real desire to be the best at what you do.
Please note that if you don't have valid and up-to-date first aid certificate, it is advisable to gain one in addition to completing this course.
Heads Up: Many of the elective modules in this excellent Advanced Diploma are accredited by the CMA (Complimentary Medicine Association) and once completed, you can join as a fully qualified member and use the letters MCMA after your name. Others are accredited by ACCPH - The Professional Body for Coaches, Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Clinical Hypnotherapists, which will also accept ADL graduates as Professional Members. Watch out for the logos below:
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Learning Goals - Core Modules - Health & Fitness I, II and III: Advanced Diploma in Fitness Science VRE123 
  1. To explain the nature of the health and fitness industries.
  2. To explain the relationship between the body and health, fitness & exercise, with reference to physiological processes.
  3. To explain the relationship between the body and health, fitness & exercise, with respect to risk involved in exercise.
  4. To evaluate body movements during different exercises.
  5. To design fitness programs, which are both safe and effective, to fulfil specified requirements of an individual.
  6. To deliver a fitness program to a small group of clients.
  7. To manage the well-being of participants in a fitness program, including safety and injury.
  8. To design fitness programs, which are both safe and effective, catering to needs of special populations (including weight control programs and programs for handicapped/disabled persons).
  9. Explain the relationship between fitness and well-being.
  10. Determine a persons level of health and fitness according to physiological data.
  11. Manage fitness testing services to a standard practised in gymnasiums and health clubs.
  12. Design Fitness Tests to a standard practised in gymnasiums and health clubs.
  13. Explain the management of resistance training, including equipment and exercise programs.
  14. Develop an exercise program.
  15. Manage exercise programs, including monitoring and recommendations.
  16. Effectively lead a fitness program, to any number of people, including large groups or on an individual basis.
  17. Explain health risk factors in modern society.
  18. Analyse the health care system, to determine preferred options for different individuals.
  19. Determine social factors which may effect the status of health and fitness.
  20. Evaluate different individual approaches to managing health and fitness, including both services and facilities.
  21. Compare different fitness tests for different motor abilities.
  22. Demonstrate statistical techniques used to analyse fitness test results.
  23. Use fitness tests to analyse different sports skills.

Please click on links to elective modules to view their learning goals

Course Structure: Advanced Diploma in Fitness Science VRE123
This Advanced Diploma is broken up into three sections:
  1. Three Health and Fitness Core (compulsory) modules
  2. Four science based modules
  3. Industry Project

The approximate duration of the program is 800 study hours, although this is only a guide and we encourage you to work at your own pace. There are no deadlines for assignments and you are not required to complete your studies by a specified end date. You are in control of how much you learn.

1  Core Modules:

Health & Fitness I 

Gain an understanding of health, fitness and well-being with this foundation course for those wanting to become Fitness Instructors in: gymnasiums, holiday resorts, hotels, leisure centres, sporting environments, swimming pools, schools and more. This course is also ideal for anyone who working in or wishing to work in health food shops as as a Naturopath. More....

Health & Fitness II

  • undertake fitness testing manage fitness testing services develop exercise programs lead a fitness program, explain how cardiovascular responses vary and develop guidelines for weight training. More....

Health & Fitness III

  • Refine your existing fitness and management skills! This distance learning course in fitness evaluation and management develops skills in analysis, evaluation, and consequential management of health and fitness characteristics for a specific individual. Builds on Health and Fitness I and II. More.... 
2  Elective Modules:
An advanced anatomy course developed for people wishing to develop a career in health and human sciences, paramedical, and alternative therapies. This course is especially useful for massage therapists and other health care professionals working in close contact with patient's bodies. More....
Learn about the biological and chemical basis of animal life". Biochemistry - Animals" is the knowledge basis for all human and animals health studies. Learn with highly qualified and experienced tutors the basis of life. More....
Strengthen your biochemical knowledge and further your career ! Learn about the important building blocks of life including: Amino acids, proteins, sugars, polysaccharides, lipids, enzymes, vitamins, hormones, RNA and DNA. More....

Understand the relationship between our physical and mental processes. Our behaviour is influenced by both our psychological and our physical conditions. Moreover, our state of mind and our physical conditions affect each other. More....

Acting as your clients' personal health coach, you can encourage them in their weight management challenges, by for example:suggesting clean foods for a more healthy lifestyle. Good diet is a crucial element to healthy living and so clean food, free of additives and consumed as nature intended is an excellent lifestyle approach to good nutrition.  More....
Learn to understand and manage energy in the human body. Discover how energy affects our body, how to manage people's energy, where it comes from and what affects energy levels. Learn about energy and movement within the human body. More....
Learn about human muscles and their movement. This course describes why humans see, touch, smell, taste and hear the world around us like we do. Practical examples show how our body is able to move and how to improve flexibility, performance and posture. More....
Learn to maximise breathing capacity. Breathing is the most important function in the human body, it is the first function that keep us alive. This course provides you with knowledge to improve your energy levels and prevent ageing with correct respiration. More....
An advanced course that will develop further your understanding of the principles of physiology, examining functions of the cells, tissues and systems of the human body. Learn how our bodies maintain internal equilibrium and health while exposed to the most variable range of conditions, such as physical, psychological and environmental factors. More....
Learn the basics of nutrition! This distance learning course provides an understanding of the sources, actions, and interactions of nutrients from the food that we consume. Looking at the balance of the nutrients in foods and what makes up a balanced diet. More....
Learn about nervous system control and behaviour. This course provides a different perspective on psychology with insights into how many psychological disorders can be more to do with the physical condition of a person than purely their experiences, attitudes, genetics or learning experiences. More....
Learn how nutrition relates to sporting performance. This course details some elements such as energy in the athlete's body, fluids, competition and training diets. Perfect for the amateur (or professional) sportsman, trainer, coach, or anyone wanting to better manage diet for improved or more appropriate sporting performance. More....
Understand the psychology behind successful performance! This module will develop your skills and understanding of psychological principles for use in sports. The curriculum covers motivation, team dynamics as well as psychological traits of successful athletes. More....
Learn how to advise people to lose weight. This course is ideal for Health and Fitness Coaches and covers how to set up effective weight loss services and provide you with the knowledge and skills to support these services. More....
3  The course is completed with the following project:

The completion of an Industry Project or Work Experience are necessary components to complete in order to satisfy our qualification requirement. There are two options available to you to satisfy this requirement:

Alternative 1.

If you work in the industry that you have been studying; you may submit a reference from your employer, in an effort to satisfy this industry (ie. workplace project) requirement; on the basis of RPL (ie. recognition for prior learning), achieved through your current and past work experience.

The reference must indicate that you have skills and an awareness of your industry, which is sufficient for you to work in a position of responsibility.

Alternative 2.

If you do not work in the relevant industry, you need to undertake a project of approximately 100 hours as follows:

Procedure for a Workplace Project

This project is a major part of the course involving the number of hours relevant to the course (see above). Although the course does not contain mandatory work requirements, work experience is seen as highly desirable.

This project is based on applications in the work place and specifically aims to provide the student with the opportunity to apply and integrate skills and knowledge developed through various areas of formal study.

Students will design this project in consultation with a tutor to involve industry based activities in the area of specialised study which they select to follow in the course. The project outcomes may take the form of a written report, folio, visuals or a mixture of forms. Participants with relevant, current or past work experience will be given exemption from this project if they can provide suitable references from employers that show they have already fulfilled the requirements of this project (see Alternative 1.)

Students will be assessed on how well they achieve the goals and outcomes they originally set as part of their negotiations with their tutor. During each 100 hours of the project, the students will present three short progress reports. These progress reports will be taken into account when evaluating the final submission. The tutor must be satisfied that the work submitted is original.


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How Do Our Tuition Fees Compare?Full time classroom based Further Education Courses - Approx. £5,000 per year - Part-time classroom based Adult Education Courses - Approx. £7.00 per hour - N.B. classroom tuition means you learn at the pace of the class. One-to-one private tuition - from £15.00 per hour - ADL one-to-one tution fees - From £340 per 100 Hour Course = Average of £3.40 per hour - N.B. one-to-one tuition is tailored to your own individual learning availability and pace.
Course StartBegin your learning at any time.
Course Prerequisite None - Our course levels are an indication of the depth of learning you should receive. They do not describe the level of difficulty.
Course Qualification (Study Option A)Endorsed Qualification from TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation - Completed written assignments and final evaluation per course/module to be taken.
Course Qualification (Study Option B)Certificate of Attainment from ADL - Completed written assignments only - no final evaluation.
Comparative Credits InformationUK Course Credits: 10 - U.S. Credit Hours: 3 - when compared to regulated courses.
Course Duration and DeadlinesCourse hours given are a guide only. You will be encouraged to work at your own pace to learn as much as you can, with no assignment deadlines or end date by which you must complete your course by. You are in control!
Study SupportPersonal tutor/mentor support from industry relevant professionals throughout your whole course. Mentors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through the Moodle online classroom. They provide assistance with your course material, plus discuss, explain and give advice when needed. They will also mark and grade your assignments, plus provide constructive and helpful feedback vital to your success.
Suitability for Self Employment and Small BusinessesOur courses are ideal for sole traders and small business owners and their staff. Customer confidence in what you can do will determine how successful you are in getting clients. Doing the job right using the correct knowledge and skills, leads to repeat business and referrals to friends, family and work colleagues. Completing one or more of our courses for the service you have to offer, will give you the tools to achieve this and grow your business.
Recognition of Your Course By EmployersWe aim to achieve the correct balance between your qualification being recognised and providing you with the in-depth learning, to empower you to succeed. If you can demonstrate that you have the level of knowledge and transferable skills necessary to an employer, you should stand out from someone who has only received a superficial understanding of what's required - Select study option A when enrolling, so an employer can check the status of the awarding organisation for your qualification on the Ofqual Register.
Recognition of Your Course By UniversitiesAs you will see on our Testimonials page, previous students have used their qualification from us to get into university. However each one will have its own entrance criteria and acceptance may also depend on your other qualifications and experience. We can approach up to three universities on your behalf with details of our course before you enrol, so you will know whether it will be accepted as part of their application process. Please complete our contact form and we will begin the process.
Designing Your Own QualificationBundle up your choice of related courses to form your own qualification. Our Advanced Certificates (4 courses), Diplomas (6 courses), Advanced Diplomas (8 courses) and Higher Advanced Diplomas (12 courses), are used to differentiate between the in-depth knowledge and skills you will acquire in your chosen area of study. e.g. Advanced Certificate in Turf Care Management, which includes individual courses: Turf Care, Sports Turf Care, Turf Repair and Renovation and Turf Grasses.
How Can I Enrol?Online by selecting your study option, learning materials, plus payment option and then clicking the Enrol Now button - By contacting us for an application form - By telephoning us on 01227 789 649 (International: 0044 1227 789 649). Lines open 9am till 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year.
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