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

Course Overview

This course provides an exciting opportunity for those with a passion for sports science. The course provides a clear pathway to 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 a unique opportunity to coach in the under-privileged township areas of Port Elizabeth in South Africa to deliver a variety of sporting activities, support children with English and maths skills, and help develop their understanding of life skills.

Units may include:

  • Functional anatomy
  • Applied sport and exercise psychology
  • Nutrition for sport and exercise performance
  • Coaching for performance and fitness
  • Biomechanics in sport and exercise science
  • Sports massage
  • 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 and assignments.

Progression Options

Most students progress to the highest performing universities in the country, while others choose to remain in Somerset to study the Foundation Degree in Sports Science with Sports Coaching Education at University Centre Somerset in Taunton.

Course Summary

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

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 4 range including English, maths and science, or a Merit profile in a relevant Level 2 qualification. For the sport and exercise science strand of this qualification, you need a GCSE grade 5 in maths and/or science. Entry is also subject to a successful interview.

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Spotlight

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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