Sports and Exercise Science
Vocational • Level 3
About the course
This course is intended for those who wish to pursue a career in the Sport and Exercise Science Field. There is a primary focus of the physiological basis of the human body, the psychology behind performance and the ability to carry out an individual project. Your studies will help you develop your self-confidence and practical scientific knowledge of the sport and exercise industries such as Sports Therapy, Rehabilitation and Sports Management ready for work experience, learning sector specific skills such as Fitness Testing, Training and Programming with Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition.
Type of LearningSchool Leaver
Study ModeFull Time
Location ByBurnley College
Five GCSEs at grade 5 or above including English Language, Maths and Science.
The two year programme includes 18 advanced units such as Functional Anatomy; Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology, Coaching for Performance and Fitness and Sports Massage. Practical topics include Sports Coaching, Practical Team Sports and Practical Individual Sports.
The vocational diploma is assessed via coursework where you will create a portfolio of evidence and external examinations (40%)
Careers & Progression
A University Degree such as Sport and Exercise Science, Health and Personal Training, Sports Therapy, Exercise Physiology, Sports Nutrition and Physical Education Teaching. This could lead to careers in the sport and exercise industries, such as Sports Therapy, Rehabilitation and Sports Management.
Extra curricular activities
There are plenty of activities and visits to take part in that will help you achieve your ambitions including visits to the English Institute of Sport, Manchester Velodrome, Rock and River Outdoor Educational Centre, Chill Factor E in Manchester and the annual trip to Sweden to take part in the Gothia World Youth Cup Tournament. There will be additional opportunities to attend overseas trips such as Club La Santa (warm weather training camp) and European ski trips.