Following the award of a 3 year contract to deliver a Sports Science Foundation Degree for the Army School of Physical Training, the first 14 students arrived at the University of St Mark and St John on Wednesday 4 September to undertake their Induction Programme.
The students were warmly welcomed by the Programme Leader, Dr Joe Layden and Project Manager, David Ward who were pleased to report that the first sessions were a great success with the students being most impressed with the excellent university facilities and support they received throughout the day.
David Ward, Head of Centre for Management, Business and Professional Development stated that ‘these are the first of some 70 students who will be undertaking the course over the next 3 years and it was encouraging to note that several have already expressed a desire to continue onto one of the university sports science top-up programmes on completion of the foundation degree’.
With some 30 armed forces students already registered on the top-up sports science programmes and a forecast of a similar number of applicants for 2014, the University is making great strides to become the preferred training provider for this specialist area.
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