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Fitness Science 600 Hours Diploma
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Fitness Science Online Course
Add fitness science to your existing health and fitness skills with this Diploma. Biochemistry, human biology, nutrition and psychology all have a part to in our general well-being and our ability to live an active life.
They also affect how well we recover from illness and injury.
Fitness science in different sports: individual and team, contact and non-contact, covering endurance, speed and strength is important in helping sports people reach there full potential and compete to a high level and for long periods of time.
You can start a career in heath and fitness by taking one or more of our 100 hour courses. This Diploma will enhance the skills acquired in those courses even further, by teaching you the science behind health and fitness. This makes it ideal for anyone needing a more in-depth understanding of the subject, to gain promotion or to go into business for themselves.
This program will benefit you if you already have qualifications in Health and Fitness, or a good level of experience. If you would like health and fitness training as well, please click here to see our Advanced Diploma in Fitness Science.
Employers like to see experience and take on people who have the relevant skills and are self-motivated. By completing this Diploma, you will demonstrate a real passion for the health and fitness industry and a genuine 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, you should look to acquire one in addition to taking this course.
Heads Up: A number of the elective modules in this Diploma have been accredited by the CMA (Complimentary Medicine Association) and allows you to join as a fully qualified member with the letters MCMA after your name. Others have been accredited by ACCPH – The Professional Body for Coaches, Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Clinical Hypnotherapists, allowing you to join as a Professional Member. Look out for the logos below:
Course Structure: Diploma in Fitness Science VRE023
This Diploma is broken up into two parts:
- Five elective science based modules
- Industry Project
The approximate duration of the program is 600 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 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….
Biochemistry I (Animal and Human) BSC103
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….
Biochemistry II (Plant & Animal) BSC203
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….
Biopsychology I BPS108
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….
Human Biology IB – Bioenergetics BSC201
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….
Human Biology II – Muscles and Movement BSC202
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….
Human Biology III – Cardiorespiratory Performance BSC301
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….
2 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:
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.
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.
Learning Goals: Diploma in Fitness Science VRE023
Each module has a set of learning aims and the content of each lesson has been carefully designed to fully achieve these stated goals, giving you an in-depth understanding of each one.
Example: Human Anatomy II BSC112
- Describe and understand the microscopic anatomical features of human cells
- Review basic structure and form markings of the body and be able to name them.
- Describe the significant systems and the structure of those systems of the body.
- Integumentary, Nervous, Cardiovascular and Renal Systems.
- Describe the significant systems and the structure of those systems of the body.
- Endocrine, Immune and Reproductive Systems.
- Describe the significant structures in specific compartments or parts of the body – body cavities.
- Investigate the anatomy of the extremities – the arms and legs. This includes the bone, musculature and nervous tissue of the regions.
- Describe the study of the structure of the body and the application of various forms of medical imaging.
To view the learning aims of the other elective modules in the course, please click on the relevant links.
Practical (Set Tasks)
Assessment is based on a combination of completing all assignments and sitting for a final short one and a half hour exam, in your own location.
If you don’t cope well with exams then you may elect to undertake a project instead. This is a popular option.
In addition, most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson placed before the assignment. This is an opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge and skills and practical experience. This ADL feature is an added bonus not found at most online schools. Set Tasks are not required for assessment.
Some courses also have optional Self-Tests which are available on our online learning platform. These are not available by correspondence or by USB, and do not form part of your overall grade.
How our courses work
- Choose Your Learning Method
You choose how you would like to receive your course material, i.e., Online, USB or Correspondence. The choice is yours. You may also work on online or offline.
- Tutor Allocation
Every student is assigned their own dedicated tutor who is an expert in their subject area. They provide as much or as little individual contact as you require. You can contact your tutor whenever you need – your hours are not limited.
- Feedback and Assignments
Tutor Feedback is an essential component in helping you understand the subject matter. Tutor feedback is given in the form of notes written on the assignment. We encourage you to contact your Tutor where help with clarification and understanding of course material may be required.
Your assignments are located at the end of each lesson. You submit them for marking whenever you are ready. There is no time limit.
- Set Tasks and Self-Tests
Most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson before for the assignment. This is where you get the opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge, skills and practical experience. Many modules also have short Self-Tests.
Once all assignments have been completed you may then elect to sit for a one and half hour exam in your own location. If you prefer not to take the exam you do have the option to undertake a project instead.
Once the exam or project part of the course is completed, your Certificate is then processed. Please allow approximately 4 weeks for this.
- Design Your Own Qualification
ADL offers students the flexibility to self-design their own qualification – bundling together a combination of 100-hour modules into a qualification higher than a certificate.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here is a list of the most often asked FAQ’s.
Q. Why should I enrol with the Academy for Distance Learning?
A. Here at ADL, our students are our priority – we treat everyone as a unique individual.
Q. Do I need to buy text books?
A. No, as each module has been written by highly qualified industry professionals. The content of the material is presented in such a way that text books are not required. However, if you require additional reading your tutor will be able to supply a list.
Q. What happens if I have to stop studying for a while? (eg. become sick, go on holidays, have a baby, move house, etc)
A. It’s OK to take a break and start up your study at a later point in time. Just let us know.
Q. Is there an age limit?
A. There is no maximum age limit. We do however, have a minimum age limit of 18 years. Below that age parental consent would be required.
Q. Are your courses up-to date?
A. Our courses are revised and updated on a rotation system.
Q. Do you have a Cancellation policy?
A. Yes. We have a cancellation policy that is fair and equitable. For further details please click here.
Q. Will I have any opportunity to engage with other students?
A. We have a Student Community group based on facebook! If you don’t have a facebook account already, you could make one just for talking with fellow students on the group.
Q. When can I enrol/start?
A. You may enrol and start at any time of the year – it’s all self- paced.
Q. Can I study from anywhere in the world?
A. Our courses are available to anyone, anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. The course content is relevant to any country, culture or economy.
Q. How long do I have to complete the course?
A. You complete the course at any time that is convenient for you.
Q. Completing a 100 hour module – how long will it take?
A. For some students a 100 hour module will take approximately to 3- 6 months to complete. Others take less time and some even longer.
Q. Assessment – how does it work?
A. For each 100 hour module you are assessed by assignments (at the end of each lesson) and a final one and a half hour exam (or you may elect to complete a Project, instead of sitting the exam) – the choice is yours – you sit for the exam in your own location.
Q. I don’t cope well with exams – what can I do?
A. You may elect to undertake a Project (set by your tutor) instead of sitting the exam. Projects are completed from your home and can usually take a couple of weeks to complete.
Q. If my assignment is not up to standard is there an opportunity to resubmit my work?
A. Yes –
Q. How many assignments do I need to complete for each module?
A. At the end of each lesson, there is an assignment – so if a course has say, 10 lessons, there would be 10 assignments.
Q. I am having difficulty attending workshops/industry meetings, what can be done?
A. If your course requires attendance at workshops, conferences, or industry meetings; alternative arrangements can be made in your country.
Q. What qualification will I receive?
A. For individual modules, you would be awarded a Certificate endorsed by TQUK (Training Qualifications, UK), providing you complete all assignments and the exam. If you just want to complete only the assignments and not sit for the exam or finish a Project, then a Letter of Achievement would be awarded. For more details on qualifications available please click here.
Q. Can I customize my diploma/higher qualification?
A. Not all educational institution’s certificates /diplomas meet everyone’s needs. The opportunity to Design Your Own Diploma at the Academy (subject to our approval) is an added bonus, not found at other colleges. You choose modules that you think will help you in achieving your goal.
Q. What do I get when I complete the course? Will I receive a transcript?
A. At the completion of all courses and providing all assignments and exam requirements have been met, you will receive your Award and a Transcript.
Q. Our tutors – who are they?
A. We appoint Tutors and require that they must be currently active in their industry, with at least 5 years’ experience in their chosen profession.
Q. Can I contact my tutor at any time?
A. Yes – you have unlimited access to your tutor via email through our Online Classroom. You can always leave a message with ADL requesting your tutor to contact you. You decide on how much or how little contact you wish to have.
Q. Practical work – How is this done?
A. To find out more about this part of the course please visit the section on How Our Courses Work here.
What your tuition fees include
- All Course Material via Online, USB or Correspondence
- Assignments Marked
- Professional Tutor Feedback
- Set Tasks - Practical Exercises to help you develop skills
- Self-Tests – multiple choice questions at the end of lessons in most modules
- Unlimited Personal Tutor Support – via our student classroom
- Committed and Friendly Admin Support – vital to your success
- All ADL Exam or Project fees (exception RHS exams)
- Qualification Certificate
- Official Transcript with assignment grades
- Student Manual
- Academic Writing course (optional - 10 hours only)
- Critical Thinking course (optional - 10 hours only)
- Job Seekers Careers Guide
- Study Tips on How To Study Better
- Career Counselling by ADL Staff
- CV Writing Help, Tips and Advice
There are no hidden extras
FAQ - RHS Theory Qualifications
If you require further details about any of the RHS industry recognised qualifications please, call one of our friendly RHS Course Advisors on +44 (0)1227 789 649 or email: [email protected]
Q: When can I Enrol/Start My RHS Course With ADL?
A: Anytime, Anywhere. There are no enrolment deadlines.
Q: I live Overseas. Can I Study From Overseas?
A: You can study any of the RHS theory qualifications overseas. All courses are offered in English. You will need to email RHS Qualifications direct to arrange sitting for your examination overseas.
Q: Is There a Time Limit for Completing an RHS Qualification?
A: At present there are no time limits. However, RHS is contemplating in the future, the introduction of course time-lines.
Q: Are There Any Entry Requirements (Pre-Requisites)?
A: The RHS Theory courses do not require prerequisites, previous experience or any knowledge of horticulture. You just need passion for all things horticulture.
Q: What Course Should I Start With First? I Am New To RHS Qualifications.
A: We highly recommend that you start with Level 2 – Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance.
Q: What Does ADL Course Material Include?
A: Includes Power Point Presentations, Videos and written course lessons.
Q: When Do Exams Take Place?
A: Exams are held on fixed dates in February and June of each year. You should register as a candidate at least 3 months before these dates, so please do not leave exam registration to the last minute
Q: Where Do I Take My Exams?
A: UK: You take the exams at the RHS Wisley Centre, located between Cobham and Ripley in Surrey or at other authorised RHS centres around the UK.
Overseas: please email RHS qualifications direct for centre information.
Q: Exam Pass Marks?
A: Module – pass 50%. Commendation 70%.
Qualification: 50% pass for all modules.
Commendation awarded for all modules.
Each question carries a value of 10 marks.
Q: I’m Not Happy With My Exam Results?
A: You have the opportunity to re-sit your exam at the next opportunity.
There are no restrictions on the number of re-sits you can take. The highest mark you achieve will remain.,