BTEC Level 3 National Ext Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science

  • Course type: BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma
  • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel


Sport Science - Gym 002

This course is designed for students who would like to pursue a career within the Sport and Exercise Science industry. Students will develop the skills regarded as essential at degree level and within employment. In addition, students will be given the opportunity to develop and apply their entrepreneurial skills in a range of scenarios.

  • Course units...

    YEAR 1

    Unit 02: Functional Anatomy

    Unit 04: Field and Laboratory – Based Fitness Testing

    Unit 05: Applied Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Science

    Unit 06: Coaching for Performance and Fitness

    Unit 10: Physical Activity for Individual and Group-based Exercise

    Unit 13: Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance


    YEAR 2

    Unit 01: Sport and Exercise Physiology

    Unit 03: Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology

    Unit 08: Specialised Fitness Training

    Unit 09: Research Project in Sport and Exercise Science

    Unit 12: Sociocultural Issues in Sport

    Unit 14: Technology in Sport and Exercise Science

    Unit 15: Sports Injury and Assessment

  • Course assessment...

    The majority of the course is assessed via coursework. Four units are externally assessed in the form of a set-task or exam.

  • This course can lead to...

    With this qualification, students can go on to university to study Sport and Exercise Science, Physiotherapy and other sports-related courses. They can also consider employment as a fitness trainer or a sports coach.

  • Course highlights...

    • Excellent preparation for a sport related degree course.
    • Previous trips include rock climbing, water skiing, snowboarding and mountain walking.
    • Opportunities for university taster days through excellent links with universities.
    • Autonomy to conduct primary research into an area of interest within sport science and collect primary data.
  • Entry requirements...

    In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

    Grade 4 in Core Science and Grade 4 in Maths
    BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport (or equivalent) with Merit and Grade 4 in Maths

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