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September 2022
2 Years
Course code ED3ESPF1LC

Sport Therapy and Exercise: Science Pathway, Extended Diploma

This pathway has been developed in consultation with employers and professional bodies. This ensures that the content is appropriate and consistent with current industry practice to enable you to progress directly to sports science or therapy related degree.

Additionally, this qualification provides the theoretical and practical underpinnings to progress directly into employment into a variety of sport related roles. This is a career focused pathway that will allow you access to careers in the sports science and therapy industries where you have specialist delivery from industry relevant teachers.

Our new Health and Active Living Skills Centre provides you with the opportunity to experience industry standard facilities alongside this programme of study. You will have the opportunity to learn within our sports performance lab, human biology lab and sports performance gym.

Additionally, you will develop your skills, knowledge and behaviours through the running of a fully functioning sports science and therapy clinic.

How will I be assessed?

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

What could I do after this course?

This programme will enable you to progress onto a degree in Sport Studies or Sport Studies (Football) at University Centre Weston. Additionally, you can progress to university to study sports science and therapy related fields, or gain employment in a variety of areas, including therapy, strength and conditioning, sports science, sports analysis and sports psychology.


Entry Requirements

You will 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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