Welcome by Head of Sport, Travel and Public Services
The lifestyle choices and changes we make all mean more opportunities for sports, leisure and healthy living professionals. Whatever your sport, sporting interest or lifestyle choice, we can help you on your way by:
• developing your own knowledge and expertise
• offering you sport and performance management experience
• helping you carve a career from your hobby or passion.
During your course you will spend your time learning about fitness training and programming, physiology, sports coaching, development and nutrition as well as improving your practical skills on the field and in the gym.
You will have the chance to take part in a variety of practical training sessions, role play and sporting events. You will have the opportunity to go on outdoor and adventurous activity visits (both inside and outside of the UK), volunteer at sports development festivals and observe sessions delivered by elite coaches. Visits from a wide range of experts from the sports industry can give you an insight into the day to day work of the professionals in your chosen area.
Sports learners have access to the new half a million pound 4G pitch development at Pontypridd Rugby ground, Sardis Road and the multi-million pound Caerphilly Elite Academy facilities adjacent to the Ystrad Mynach campus. The £7 million Elite Sports Centre includes state of the art 4G rugby and football pitches. These facilities are used for practical sessions & assessments alongside training and home games by the college football and rugby academies.
Alongside our core academic courses, we also host a variety of sporting academies: