Level 3 BTEC National in Sport and Exercise Science is a two year study programme and is aimed at students who are considering a career within sport therapy, sports psychology, performance analysis or the health and fitness industry. The course will involve a good combination of both practical and academic elements and will enable you will develop a foundation of skills, knowledge and understanding that will prepare you to study for a degree in sport and exercise science or health and fitness.
What will I learn?
We think it is important that we have a good balance between theory and practical. Learning will take place within the classroom alongisde a range of practical activities to ensure you develop a sound understand of the core elements found within sport and exercise science and such as anatomy and physiology, psychology, biomechanics, nutrition and performance analysis.
We are currently working in partnership with New Bucks University and during the course we will visit their high tech Performance Centre, sports therapy centre and training facilities and we also work in partnership with Chelsea FC through our successful football programme who have previous been league champions and now competing in the Tactic League against other College academies.
Classroom based learning will be supported by visits to the latest sports performance facilities and state of the art gyms together with training on our fantastic FIFA standard 3G pitch.
- Anatomy for Sport and Exercise
- Sport and Exercise Physiology and Psychology
- Sports Biomechanics in Action
- Analysis of Sports Performance
- Sports Nutrition and Fitness Testing and Training
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through written assignments, presentations and practical assessments.
Four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) including maths and English or a Level 2 qualification at merit.
Progression & Career Opportunities
Sport and Exercise Science is an area that continues to grow and now has increasing influence within the sports and leisure industry, with many professional sports teams now employing a range of sport and exercise scientists within a lab and on the field of play.
Students who successfully complete this course will be awarded the BTEC Level 3 National in Sport and Exercise Science and students who achieve a DMM grade will have the opportunity to study on the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science at our Higher Education partner BucksNew University. While the opportunities following the completion of this course are rich and varied within the sport and leisure industry, generally people who choose this course are looking progressing into Higher Education to find careers within sport and exercise science such as sports therapist, performance analysist, personal trainer, sports psychologist or strength and conditioning coaches.
There may be additional costs for kit, materials, trips and other course related items.