Sport and Exercise Science Extended Diploma Level 3

Subject Area Sport & Coaching
Course Type 16-18
Qualification Level 3
Start Date September 2020
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Sport and Exercise Science Extended Diploma

If you’re interested in the science of sport – nutrition, psychology, injury, and rehabilitation – then this is the perfect course for you. It digs deeper into the world of sport, looking at everything that goes into world-class sporting performance and coaching. We’ll help you develop all of the skills and knowledge that a career in sports science requires.

The programme is designed to develop your practical and academic skills, and consists of 180 credits of study, which is equivalent of up to three A Levels and UCAS points. This is the new NQF qualification. You will benefit from trips to major sporting events (subject to availability), previous cohorts have enjoyed visits to Madrid, Milan and Barcelona.

Upon completion you can progress to employment, an apprenticeship or consider applying for the Sport and Exercise Science foundation degree at University Centre South Devon.

Two sport students coaching.

Course Details

Entry Requirements
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  • You will be required to have achieved Maths at Level 2
  • You will be required to have achieved English at Level 2
  • You will need to have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4(C) or above, including Maths and English
  • You should have a genuine interest in this subject
What will I learn?
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  • Sports nutrition

  • Applied sports psychology

  • Fitness testing and assessment

  • Sports injury and massage

  • Practical sports

  • Work placement

  • Anatomy and physiology

"There's so many different sports you can play at the College such as football, basketball, netball, canoeing and rock climbing. The teachers treat you with respect and maturity and teach you the perfect mix of practical and theory."Cameron Webb

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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