Sport & Exercise Science

Course type: BTEC/UAL Level 3 Extended Diplomas • Awarding/exam body: Pearson
Equivalent to 3 A levels.

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. 

Course Units

Core Units
Unit 01:
Sport and Exercise Physiology
Unit 02: Functional Anatomy
Unit 03: Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
Unit 04: Field and Laboratory-Based Fitness Testing
Unit 05: Applied Research Methods in Sport and Excerise Science
Unit 06: Coaching for Performance and Fitness
Unit 13: Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance
Examples of Further Units
Unit 08:
Specialised Fitness Training
Unit 09: Research Project in Sport and Exercise Science
Unit 10: Physical Activity for Individual and Group-Based Exercise
Unit 12: Sociocultural Issues in Sport 
Unit 14: Technology in Sport and Exercise Science 
Unit 15: Sports Injury and Assessment 

Course Assessment

Final grades based on coursework completed throughout the two year course.

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 amongst other professions.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above ideally including English Language at grade 4 or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Merit with English Language at grade 4.

In addition/ within those 5 GCSEs, for this subject you will need to achieve Grade 4 in Core Science, Maths and English Language.
BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport (or equivalent) with Merit and Grade 4 in Maths

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.