Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Sciences (Edgbaston) Courses - Birmingham & Black Country - Sandwell College

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Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Sciences (Edgbaston)

COURSE CODE
Exercise Science

COURSE DURATION
2 years

LOCATION
Central Campus

START DATE
04/09/23

Course summary

Be part of the elite! This Sport & Exercise Science course, based at Edgbaston Cricket Stadium, is ideal for school leavers interested in pursuing careers in sport science, strength and conditioning, sports therapy, physiotherapy, nutrition, dietetics, biomechanics and movement analysis. The course is accredited by BASES (British Association for Sport and Exercise), SkillsActive and CIMSPA.

Course requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs including at least Grade 4 in English and Maths. An interest in sport practicals, theory and science is also beneficial to successfully undertake this course.

 

Modules you will study:

Year 1:
Functional Anatomy
Psychology
Specialised Fitness Training
Biomechanics
Sports Massage
Research Methods
Coaching for Sport and Fitness.
Year 2:
Physiology
Nutrition
Research Project
Technology in Sport
Sports Injuries
Lab and Field-based Testing

We visit University Sport Science departments, hear from guest speakers, and go on memorable trips to Spain, Lanzarote and Goa.

We regularly go to football stadiums, and we are planning to visit St George's Park and other performance centres.

Students on the course also get the opportunity to complete their UKDA (UK Anti-doping Accreditation) and learn how to use ISAK skinfold anthropometry devices effectively.

The course is assessed by a combination of external exams. Exam-based units include Physiology, Psychology, Functional Anatomy and Nutrition.

The remaining units are internally assessed via reports, practical application, presentations, video presentations and analysis and a year-long mini dissertation. These units are Biomechanics, Sports Injuries and Assessment, Sports Massage, Specialised Fitness, Coaching and Performance, Research Methods, Research Project, Technology in Sport Science, and Field and Laboratory Based Testing Assessment.

University progression routes and potential careers include sport science, strength and conditioning, sports therapy, physiotherapy, nutrition, dietetics, biomechanics and movement analysis.
You’ll also have the ability to set up your own private clinic and practice, and work with the general public or professional athletes in a club setting 1-2-1.

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

[email protected]

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