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Physical Activity and Health PGCert

Physical Activity and Health PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Sports Studies Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This course aims to help people and communities lead healthier and happier lives by developing the expertise to promote active lifestyle choices. Regular physical activity is one of the greatest investments we can make to improve our wellbeing. Governments recognise this, and the drive to inspire people to be more active and minimise the impact of unhealthy lifestyle choices on health services and society in general has seen the demand for suitably trained professionals soar.

You will examine the importance of physical activity across the lifespan, and you will develop the skills to encourage healthy habits from childhood through to adolescence and into adulthood and older age. You will work with people of all ages to identify health risks related to sedentary behaviours, and you will design and evaluate interventions to improve quality of life and reduce the risks of obesity, diabetes, mental ill-health and other conditions.

In the drive to encourage people to be more active, the number of health-related programmes implemented by local authorities, schools, colleges and sports clubs has increased significantly. In turn, this has created a host of career opportunities in private healthcare, the NHS, local government, education and with sports bodies and organisations.

Different course options

Part time | Headingley Campus | 2 years | SEP-20

Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date



In this module you learn to design, deliver and evaluate a public health intervention, based upon behaviour change theory, principles and policy.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

The tuition fee for students entering in in 2019/20 on this course is £777.80 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £38.89. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Physical Education or Sport, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. The University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Applicants are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent.