Sport and Exercise Science Extended Diploma Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

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This course provides the ideal foundation for Higher Education courses, and the opportunity to pursue a wide range of careers including physiotherapy, sports coaching, teaching, strength and conditioning, performance analysis, nursing and sport development.

This course also offers an overseas residential where students currently have the unique opportunity to coach in under privileged township areas of Port Elizabeth in South Africa to deliver a variety of sporting activities, working alongside the charity United Through Sport.

Units of study include:
Functional Anatomy
Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance
Sports Massage
Coaching for Performance and Fitness
Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise Science
Sports Technology

Assessment Methods

Modules will be taught through lectures, laboratory sessions and a range of practical workshops. Assessment is through externally marked exams and case studies, and a variety of internally marked coursework-based methods including observations, presentations, assignments and exams.

Progression Options

On successful completion of the course, you will have the opportunity to progress onto a variety of Sport Science related Higher Education courses at institutions such as; University of Bath, Exeter University and University of Birmingham. Alternatively, you could progress towards a Sports related apprenticeship.

Course Summary

Course Title Sport and Exercise Science Extended Diploma Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 4 (A* to C) range including English, Maths and Science.

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This course has taught me a lot of useful skills like being organised to help prioritise my workload and meet deadlines and communicating effectively which is essential when coaching sports.

Alicia Dias

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