Sport and Exercise Sciences

Key Stage 5

What will I study?
The BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for success in future sport and recreation industry, or for entry to a sports related Higher National or undergraduate degree programme. It may also allow progression onto a physiotherapy or sports therapy programme. Practical ability is not a criterion for the course but it is geared for those interested in everything of a sporting nature and motivated towards furthering their own academic knowledge of the topics outlined below.

  • Anatomy for Sport and Exercise
  • Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Research Methods for Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Research Project in Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Sports Biomechanics in Action

Specialist Units:

  • Individual Sports
  • Training and Fitness for Sport
  • Sport and Exercise Massage
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sport and Society
  • Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Coaching
  • Practical Team Sports
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Work-based Experience in Sport

Numerous visits will take place each year in order to reinforce learning. In recent academic years, these have included taking students to a range of universities in order to utilise their expertise and resources. Examples include Birmingham University, Wolverhampton University and Coventry University. Further opportunities and visits have also been provided in the form of visits to other institutions such as Lilleshall Centre for Sports Excellence and coaching form a PGA golf instructor over a period of twelve weeks. This years’ students will also visit St George’s Park the new home to the English FA and England teams and explore the opportunities that are available in sport science.
How will I be assessed?
All assessment is internally assessed by a teacher through a portfolio of work produced by the student for each unit that they study. The method of assessment will be varied according to the nature of the qualification being studied and will range from formal assignments, to delivering a presentation or being observed. There are NO exams.
Case study
Tom Smith studied Sport Science with the CTC in 2008-2010. He has since moved on to University studying to become a Physical Education teacher through PGCE placements and Extended Services opportunities. We like to provide support to our previous students and where possible the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge.

Course: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences
Exam Board: Edexcel
Exam Specification Code: 500/6801/5