Level 3

Sport and Exercise Science

Leading to a Foundation Diploma or Extended Diploma

Do you want to turn your passion for sport into a career? Through blending theory and practice, you’ll develop your  knowledge and understanding of the science behind sport. For example ‘how do Usain Bolts long legs give him a physiological advantage?’ or ‘how does altitude effect your performance?’.

You will gain practical skills in the form of sports massage and injury prevention. Learning how to rehabilitate athletes to pre-injury fitness.

After completion of the two year qualification you will have an excellent springboard to prepare you for degree level study or work in the sport and active leisure industry.

What will I study?

  • Functional Anatomy
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Coaching for Performance and Fitness
  • Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Specialised Fitness Training
  • You will have the opportunity to work towards additional qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 1 year, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • 4 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including English, Maths and Science or PE, or
  • Level 2 at Distinction grade and GCSE English and Maths at grade 4/C or above
  • A genuine interest in sport is essential

What qualifications will I gain?

  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science
  • You will have the opportunity to work towards additional qualifications

Course options after this programme

  • Continuation into the second year of study, or
  • Seek employment in the sport and active leisure industry

Career options

  • Sport nutrition
  • Sports coaching*
  • PE teacher*
  • Biomechanics*
  • Sports physiology*
  • Sports psychology*
  • Sports therapy*

*with additional qualifications