Why Should You Take This Course?
The course will enhance your knowledge of the Sporting Industry and develop your skills in becoming a sports scientist. Within the course you will gain an understanding of how the body and mind respond to exercise and how to develop athletes in practical environments.
You will be studying 19 different units throughout your two years and these may include:
Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
Assessing Risk in Sport
Fitness Training and Programming
Psychology for Sports Performance
Analysis of Sports Performance
Skills for water-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Rules Regulations and Officiating
Organising Sports Events
Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport
The Athlete's Lifestyle
Each unit is related to the sporting interests of the group wherever possible and adapted to be as practical as the course allows. It is advisable to have a strong scientific interest and an interest in a variety of sports.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is completed across the two years using externally assessed exams and internally assessed assignment work focusing on specific tasks relating to each unit. Grading is conducted on a Pass, Merit or Distinction level. Students are expected to undertake independent learning outside of the classroom environment throughout the course to aid their academic development.
Are there any special expenses?
The course provides potential opportunity for a host of additional sporting experiences including:
Trips and Activities
There is a compulsory sports kit that all students will be expected to wear in all lessons.
What could I do next?
Sports Development and Coaching
We still have spaces available for courses starting in September 2018. If you wish to apply, please complete the online application form as soon as possible.