Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Sciences (58087)

What topics are covered by the course?

What you will study

A mix of theory and practice, relating to sport, exercise and physical education, this course includes a variety of units that offers students the opportunity to develop a multi-disciplinary understanding in relation to sport science, health & well being.

The course is divided into units of study that are taught over two years. Units include:

Year 1

Anatomy for sport & exercise
Sports psychology
Sports & exercise physiology
Sports nutrition
Fitness testing
Fitness training and programming
Practical team sports
Sports injuries
Research methods

Year 2

Applied physiology
Applied psychology
Sports coaching
Sports massage
Analysis of sports performance
Research project
Work experience
Exercise, health and lifestyle

Your Course Structure
The course has been structured, so that particular interests and career aspirations within the sport and active leisure sector can be reflected in the choice of units.

How you will learn

Units are taught as interactively & practically as possible through a variety of course-work based methods.

Who should attend?

Entry Requirements
5 GCSEs at A*-C or 9-4 including English and Maths and Science/PE.

What will I be able to do on completion?

Further study

Each year Wakefield College Sports Science students progress to some of the most reputable Universities in the country, including Leeds Metropolitan, Loughborough, John Moores & Sheffield Hallam, studying a wide range of sports related programmes including Sports Science, Physical Education, Physiotherapy, Sports Coaching and Sports Therapy amongst others.

Career opportunities

The career opportunities available to sport and exercise scientists are expanding all the time and this expansion appears likely to continue for the foreseeable future. Most sports now recognise sports science as an integral part of their sportís development and success and most athletes consider the application of sport science as an important part of everyday training and competition.

Previous students' career progressions have included careers in teaching, a sports performance analyst in New Zealand and the physiotherapists at Leeds United.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment methods include:

Written work
Practical assessments
Case studies
Interactive media projects

As with all BTEC courses there is a high level of expectation. Students must be well organized and prepared to work to strict deadlines.

Standard Information

Venue Lightwaves - Wakefield City Campus
Programme Level Level 3
Duration 2 years
Start Date September
Day/Evening Day
Awarding Body Edexcel BTEC

Guide Price: Please contact us for details

Delivery: Classroom
Category: Sport & Recreation »
Duration: 2 years
Qualification: Level 3 Extended Diploma

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This course is conducted at:

  • Thornes Park Campus

    Thornes Park Campus

    Wakefield College
    Thornes Park Campus
    Thornes Park

    WF2 8QZ