Sport Science (Performance and Excellence) BTEC Extended Diploma

Entry Requirements:
At least 5 GCSE's graded A*-C including English or Maths or equivalent.

Why Should You Take This Course?
The course will enhance your knowledge of the sporting industry and develop your skills in becoming a sport 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.

Course content
You will be studying 19 different units throughout your two years of study and these will include:
- Principles of 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 Activities
- Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
- Sports Nutrition, Sports Injuries
- Rules Regulations and Officiating
- Organising Sports Events
- Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport
- The Athletes 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, an interest in a variety of sports and knowledge of topical issues in sport.

How will I be assessed?
Assessment is completed across the two years in assignment work and presentations 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 opportunities for a host of additional sporting experiences including:
- First Aid
- Coaching Badges
- Trips and Activities
- Water Sports Week
There is a uniform which all students will be expected to wear in all lessons.

What could I do next?
- University
- Leisure Industry
- Sports Development and Coaching

How to apply for this course

2017-2018 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2017-2018 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post
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