Welcome to Sport and Exercise Science

Course Details 

Why choose this course?

This qualification is equivalent in size to two A Levels.
The qualification gives learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the sport and exercise science sector to prepare them for further study or training at a higher level. This includes the opportunity for learners to study units which reflect key topics in sport and exercise science.

Course Content/Main Topics

Unit 1 - Sport and Exercise Physiology
Unit 2 - Functional Anatomy
Unit 3 - Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
Unit 4 - Field and Laboratory based Fitness Testing
Unit 5 - Applied Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Science
Unit 6 - Coaching for Performance and Fitness
Unit 10 - Physical Activity for Individual and Group Based Exercise
Unit 12 - Sociocultural issues in Sport and Exercise Science.

Careers and Higher Education

This qualification is primarily designed to support progression to employment after further study at university. However, it also supports learners who choose to progress directly to employment, as the transferable knowledge, understanding and skills will give learners an advantage in applying for a range of entry level roles or ‘school leaver’ industry training programmes and Higher Apprenticeships in areas such as sport and fitness training, coaching, and sports performance
research. Accompanying subjects that would support learners’
progression to these Higher Apprenticeships, could include A Level Mathematics or Biology, BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Business.


BTEC Level 3


You will study 8 units (see above), 5 of which will be internally assessed (54%) and 3 will be externally assessed (46%).

Entry Requirements

‘Merit’ for Btec First Award in Sport

Contact Information

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