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September 2021
2 Years
Course code ED3ESPF1LC

Sport Therapy and Exercise: Science Pathway, Extended Diploma

What will I do on this course?

This study programme brings together theory, practical skills and knowledge of sport and exercise science. You will learn about anatomy, physiology, sports psychology, research methods, and fitness testing.

You’ll also be able to study optional specialist units which will help you get into the sporting career you’re interested in.

Units include sports biomechanics in action; exercise, health and lifestyle; fitness training and programming; sports nutrition; current issues in sport; instructing physical activity and exercise; sports injuries; sports coaching; practical individual sports; and practical team sports.

This qualification will also include exclusive access to the Sports Academy and enrichment programmes, tutorial support, and employability and study skills.

As part of this study programme you will develop your maths and English skills, attend tutorials and Individual Development (ID) or Future Academy. You will also complete a work placement or extended industry placement. All aspects of your study programme will be discussed at your interview.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through exams, coursework, presentations and practical activities.

What could I do after this course?

You will have access to a wide range of career paths in the sports and active leisure industry. You could also increase your skills with a degree in Sports Studies or Sports Studies (Football) at University Centre Weston.


Entry Requirements

You’ll need five GCSEs at grade 9-4 including maths, English and science.

Course Level

Level 3

Category & Subject Area

Courses for 16 to 18-year-olds Sport

iAn interview is required for this course.

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What our students say

Cassidy Escott, Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science L3


Cassidy Escott

"Weston college had provided me with countless opportunities within my studies and playing which has allowed me to go onto one of the best sporting universities in the UK and the world. I felt That throughout my time at the college I was heavily supported and guided so I could persuade my aspirations. I chose to study sport and exercise science as it allowed me to have a broader insight into the sports industry helping to make the decision of university becoming easier. During my time at the college, I was lucky enough to get a once-in-a-lifetime work placement with Bristol bears ladies in sports analysis where I helped to film and code both training and games."

Former school: Hans Price Academy

Studied: Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science L3

What next? Cassidy is progressing to Loughborough University to complete a degree in Sport Science, Coaching and Physical Education.

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