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EF Advanced Diploma in English

EF ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN ENGLISH FOR HEALTH & FITNESS Get your English into shape in combination with career-focused studies.

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM > Earn an EF Advanced Diploma or Advanced Certificate The EF Advanced Diploma is awarded to students successfully completing a 9-month or 11-month program. The EF Advanced Certificate is awarded to students completing a 6-month program.

CORE COURSES The Health & Fitness program includes required subjects courses and ongoing General English courses (see below). Availability may vary. > General English Studies At the basis of every EF Advanced Diploma program is a solid course of ongoing General English study at your individual level of language placement. This course develops students’ English proficiency to promote independent communication, confidence, and critical thinking. This is a required course. > Introduction to Health & Fitness Studies This is a required, first-term foundation course for the EF Advanced Diploma program. Valuable tools will be taught to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for communicating in the active world of health and fitness. Lessons will be taught in the context of a long-term health and fitness project and will survey both academic and professional topics. > Key Concepts of Health & Fitness This required, first-term course provides an overview of sports history, theory, and practice which includes non-traditional sports. The practical course portion will include an array of sports activities. The academic course portion will focus on sports and performance topics presented in the course materials and discovered through independent and group research.

> Communication Strategies This course is designed to assist students in becoming competent, confident and independent communicators, through the building of communication skills in strategy and critical thinking. In this course students will be developing fluency over a range of language functions, building the ability to be concrete and abstract, as well as to use language in a creative and flexible way. > Key Medical Concepts for the Fitness Practitioner In this introductory course for medical English and medical terminology, students will gain a better understanding of the human body and a general understanding of the specialties within medicine. Projects will focus on common issues for fitness professionals, honing analytical and problem-solving skills. > Sports Psychology This course will provide an introduction to the discipline of sports psychology, surveying the overall field, while providing a solid base for understanding the varying needs of a team versus an individual athlete. Team building, motivation and multicultural issues will be covered, as well as coaching skills, leadership and understanding and identifying different personality traits.

ADMISSIONS > Placement test Before being accepted to the program, you’ll be required to take an admissions placement test. You will need to test into the Common European Framework for Language Reference (CEFR) Level B2 for the Health & Fitness program.

Available at: > USA: San Diego

> Issues in Health, Fitness and Wellness Examining health and wellness from the standpoint of physical fitness, this course focuses on physical fitness as the most important commitment that one can make to health. The main focus of the course will be examining how physical fitness influences numerous chronic diseases, why this happens and how it can be avoided through a healthy lifestyle.

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