Level 3 BTEC Sports & Exercise Science

Start Date

Mon Sep 09 2024

Day / Time



1 year



Level 3 BTEC Sports & Exercise Science

The Sport and Exercise Science sector is at the forefront of the connection between physical activity and health, making it a pivotal field with diverse career opportunities.

This course is tailored for individuals aspiring to thrive in the sports industry, preparing you for a university-level pathway in sport or nurturing your passion for sport and exercise sciences.

The course can lead to potential career destinations such as:

  • Sports Scientist
  • Sports Psychologist
  • PE teacher
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Sports Therapists
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Paramedic

Our program not only equips you with specialised knowledge in sport and exercise science but also transferable skills sought after by higher education institutions and employers.

Over two years, equivalent to three A Levels, you'll explore 13 comprehensive elements, providing a robust foundation for your academic and sporting aspirations.

You will cover areas such as:

  • Applied Sports and Exercise Psychology
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Coaching for Performance and Fitness
  • Sports Injury and Assessment

You will learn in a dynamic environment that integrates realistic vocational situations and activities, ensuring a holistic understanding of Sport and Exercise Sciences, and engage in practical components such as:

  • Specialised Fitness Training
  • Coaching for Performance and Fitness
  • Sports Massage

You'll have the exclusive opportunity to join one of our eight specialised sport academies, offering up to 4.5 hours of professional training each week, access to competitions, and personalised training and development programs.

Over the two years, you will undertake four externally assessed units:

  • Functional Anatomy (1.5 hours)
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology (3 hours)
  • Sport and Exercise Physiology (1.5 hours)
  • Nutrition for Sport and Exercise (3 hours)

Internally assessed components encompass a comprehensive range of units, including:

  • Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise
  • Coaching for Performance and Fitness
  • Specialised Fitness Training
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Sports Massage
  • Technology in Sport
  • Physical Activity for Individual and Group-Based Exercise
  • Sports Injury and Assessment.

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