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

Course Overview

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 a unique opportunity to coach in under privileged township areas of Port Elizabeth in South Africa to deliver a variety of sporting activities.

Units may include:

  • Applied sport and exercise psychology
  • Nutrition for sport and exercise performance
  • 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 may choose to progress to the Foundation Degree in Sports Science with Sports Coaching Education at University Centre Somerset in Taunton. Alternatively, you could move into employment in the sports industry, as an Administrator, Instructor or Sports Development Officer.

Course Summary

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

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 4 range with English and Science
preferred, or a Merit profile in a relevant Level 2 qualification. To be
considered for the Sport & Exercise Science strand of this qualification,
you need a GCSE grade 5 in Maths and/or Science.

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I have found the support from the staff invaluable. Their ability to pass on their knowledge and the help they’ve given me with my assignments has meant I’ve been able to reach my full potential.

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