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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science

  • CODE
    Full time
    2 Years
  • 19+ FEES
    Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
  • Free tuition for students under 19 on 31 August prior to start date
  • Advanced Learner Loans available to students aged 19 or over
The Level 3 in Sport and Exercise Science is aimed at learners who want academic experience and who are aspiring to apply to university. This course is more theory-based compared to the Level 3 in Sport (Coaching, Development and Fitness) and is ideal for the student who excels in sciences.

Students have the opportunity to secure 420 UCAS points. Most students progress to university to study a range of subjects e.g. recent graduates have secured places in Physical Education, Sports and Exercise Science, Sports Therapy or Physiotherapy, at Russell Group Universities.

You will study:

• Sport and exercise physiology
• Functional anatomy
• Applied sport and exercise psychology
• Field and laboratory-based fitness testing
• Applied research methods in sport and exercise science
• Coaching for performance and fitness
• Nutrition for sport and exercise performance
• Biomechanics in sport and exercise science
• Specialised fitness training
• Research project in sport and exercise science
• Sports massage

Students may have the opportunity to undertake additional short qualifications as part of their course. These are designed to support future careers.

Progression routes / leaving destinations

Successful students can progress into higher education or into employment.

This course is linked to our sports enrichment programme representing an exciting opportunity for students to develop sporting expertise and study skills. Students on the course are expected to take part in a variety of enrichment activities each week. Opportunities range from taking part in one of our College sports teams, working in the community or undertaking further study and courses within the department.

Students will be assessed throughout the course using assignments, tests and practical observations.

In addition to standard College equipment, students will need appropriate sports clothing for practical activities.
Advanced Learner Loan