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
• Sports Coaching
• Psychology for Sports Performance
• Analysis of Sports Performance
• Talent Identification
• Skills for water-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
• Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
• Sports Nutrition
• Sports Injuries
• 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:
• First Aid
• Coaching badges
• 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?
• Leisure Industry
• Sports Development and Coaching