Sport and Exercise Science Level 3

Start Date

Mon Sep 04 2023

Day / Time



1 year



Sport and Exercise Science Level 3

The Sport and Exercise Science sector has become more important as the link between physical activity and health is recognised. Jobs in the sector can be found in universities, in large sporting organisations, professional and amateur sports clubs, public and private enterprises, as well as in local authorities, schools and colleges. Related areas such as sports development, performance analysis and research also provide employment opportunities.

In addition to the sport and exercise science sector-specific content, you will develop the transferable skills that are highly regarded by higher education and employers. For example, the study of sport and exercise science particularly encourages the development of skills and behaviours such as teamwork, leadership, problem solving, creative thinking, research, performance analysis, resilience, evaluation and analysis.

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
  • Specialised fitness training
  • Technology in sport

In the second year you will cover:

  • Sport and exercise physiology
  • Nutrition in sport and exercise
  • Field and lab based fitness testing
  • Biomechanics in sport and exercise science
  • Sports massage
  • Sports injury assessment

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

  • Up to 4.5 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

Our eight specialist academies are:

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Men's Football
  • Men's Rugby
  • Netball
  • Women's Football
  • Women's Rugby

They all offer outstanding, training, coaching and playing opportunities for everyone of all abilities.

Academy for Sport