Sport & Exercise Science BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

Course type: BTEC/UAL Level 3 Extended Diplomas • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel
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. In addition, students will be given the opportunity to develop and apply their entrepreneurial skills in a range of scenarios.

Course Units

Unit 01:
Anatomy for Sport and Exercise
Unit 02: Sports and Exercise Physiology
Unit 03: Sport and Exercise Psychology
Unit 04: Research Methods for Sport and Exercise Sciences
Unit 06: Sports Biomechanics in Action
Unit 07: Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
Unit 08: Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
Unit 09: Fitness Training and programming
Unit 12: Sports Nutrition

Unit 05: Research Project for Sport and Exercise Sciences
Unit 10: Sport and Exercise Massage
Unit 14: Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise
Unit 15: Sports Injuries
Unit 16: Sports Coaching
Unit 19: Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Unit 22: Exercise for Specific Groups
Unit 23: Work-based Experience in Sport
Unit 24: Sports Facilities and Operational Management

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

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

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.