Sports Studies – Extended Diploma
Course Level: BTEC Level 3
Why study Sports Studies?
- I want to study a full-time sport course
- I have a keen and active interest in sport
- I wish to pursue a career in this field
- I prefer a more practical approach, with continuous assessment rather than exams.
What does the course consist of?
- Core units are:
- Sport and exercise physiology
- Anatomy for sport and exercise
- Sport and exercise psychology
- Research project for sport
- Research methods for sport
- Sports biomechanics in action
- Optional units include topics such as:
- Applied psychology
- Fitness testing for sport
- Sports nutrition
- Sports injuries
- Over the two years, students will have the opportunity to gain personal and coaching quali cations in various sports
- Work placement in the rst year, based on individual career plans
- Outdoor pursuit adventure days with activities such as sailing, canoeing and kayaking
- Opportunity to study a Level 2 gym-based Fitness Instructing course.
How is this course assessed?
- By continuous assessment. There are no exams.
What might this course lead on to?
- Equivalent to three A Levels, this course provides pathways into university to study for teaching or Sports Science degrees
- It is also well suited to other areas such as Nursing, Paramedical, Occupational Therapy, HM Forces or the Sports and Leisure Industries.