Sports Studies – Extended Diploma

Course Level: BTEC Level 3
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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.
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