Level 3 Sport and Exercise Science

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Up to 2 years


Academy for Sport

Level 3 Sport and Exercise Science

This course gives you the knowledge and skills to be able to apply the principles of science to enhancing sports performance and develop the foundations for a career in Sport.

You’ll have the opportunity to study a wide range of scientific concepts in a sporting context and complete a work placement.

The units you will study in the first year are:

  • Applied Sport Exercise Psychology
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Physical Activity for Individual and Group Based Exercise
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Coaching for Performance and Fitness
  • Sports Massage
  • Sports Injury Assessment

In the second year you will cover:

  • Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Nutrition in Sport and Exercise
  • Field and Lab Based Fitness Testing
  • Research Project
  • Technology in Sport
  • Biomechanics

Sport Academies

You will have the opportunity to join of one of our nine sport academies, where you will get:

  • Up to 9 hours of professional training each week, access to competitions and specialist sport academy coaches
  • Free access to physiotherapy assessments and treatment
  • The opportunity to compete in local, national and international competitions
  • A personalised training and development programme

Academy sports available are: Mens Football, Womens Football, Mens Rugby, Womens Rugby, Netball, Basketball, Boxing, Athletics and Cricket and all academies can cater from participation level right up to elite athletes.

All academy members will be given free Adidas kit worth £65. If you do not wish to join one of our academies, you will undertake an employment related project designed to develop further your employability skills.

What about after the course?
  • Leisure and Sports Managers
  • Sports Players
  • Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials
  • Fitness Instructors
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