Physical Activity Courses

Physical Activity Courses

Below is a list of other courses available which may be of interest. Please note this list is not exhaustive.

Postgraduate Courses

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff School of Sport offers a variety of courses aimed at physical activity. These include:
  • MSc Sport & Exercise Science
  • MSc Sport Coaching
  • MA Sport Development & Management

University of South Wales

The University of South Wales was formed in 2013 by the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport. The university offers a range of postgraduate sports courses spread over five campuses based in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd. These include:
  • MSc Youth Sports Coaching
  • MSc Sport, Health & Exercise Science
  • MSc Performance Coaching
  • MSc Sports Coaching

Undergraduate Courses

Aberystwyth University
BSc Sport and Exercise Science
The degree brings together the latest biological advances with the theoretical and practical analysis of how the body moves exercises and performs sport.
Bangor University
University Website
The School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (SSHES) is a multidisciplinary unit which offers the following courses:
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Cardiff School of Sport offers the following courses:
  • BA (Hons) Dance
  • BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching
  • BSc (Hons) Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage
University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, Carmarthen
BA (Joint Honours) Health and Exercise and Sports Studies
BA (Hons) Physical Education
University of South Wales
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Performance
BSc (Hons) Clinical Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation
BSc (Hons) Sports Studies
Open University
Foundation Degree in Sport and Fitness
Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management
Glyndwr University
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences
BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching

Further Education Courses

BTEC First Diploma in Sport
This course provides a qualification in sports studies which forms the basis for progression to the BTEC National Diploma in Sport.
BTEC First Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Education)
This course provides students with a pathway into Further Education or employment opportunities within the Outdoor Education Industry.
NVQ Level 2 Sport, Recreation and Allied Occupations (Outdoor Education)
NVQ Level 3 Sport, Recreation and Allied Occupations (Outdoor Education)
This course aims to provide students with a range of skills, associated knowledge and experience required to achieve employment within the Outdoor Leisure Industry.
BTEC National Diploma in Sport
The course aims to develop a range of skills and techniques essential for career development in sport, it may include an opportunity to study towards coaching qualifications.
For more information on these courses contact your local further education colleges.

Professional Development

Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS)

REPs is an independent, public register which recognises the qualifications and expertise of health-enhancing exercise instructors in the UK. REPs provides a system of regulation for instructors and trainers to ensure that they meet the health and fitness industry’s agreed National Occupational Standards.


SkillsActive provides employers, training providers, individuals, policy makers and key organisations with consultancy, information and advice on skills development and training. The primary aim is to increase the demand, quality and availability of skills provision throughout the sectors of sport, fitness, outdoors and playwork across the United Kingdom.

BHF National Centre

The British Heart Foundation National Centre offers a number of training options to help build skills and confidence in encouraging others to be more active. They offer either open courses where the BHFNC will host a course date that individuals can book onto, or locally hosted courses at a venue to suit, for ten or more participants.