Sport and Exercise Science National 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 and health professions.

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

Modules will be taught through lectures, laboratory sessions and a range of practical workshops.

Assessment Methods

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 National Extended Diploma Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need three GCSEs in the 9 to 4 range including English, and Maths and Science at grade 5 or above, or a Merit profile in a relevant Level 2 qualification. Entry is also subject to a successful interview.

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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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