This course covers a broad range of practical, vocational and academic skills and the learner should be prepared to fully immerse themselves in all areas. The course includes core sciences, anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, sports psychology and sports nutrition. You may complete options in coaching, fitness appraisal, biomechanics, practical team sports, sports massage and current issues in sport.
Participation in sports coaching and practical sports modules, along with the anatomy, physiology modules and the in-depth study of how the body systems work make this the perfect course for the sports minded student.
Students will need to complete 9 units of which 6 are mandatory. Some of the units will be externally assessed via an examination. Most of the units are assessed via coursework.
Students will need to achieve a grade 5 or higher in English and Maths. They will also need to achieve a merit or higher in BTEC Sport or grade 5 or higher in GCSE PE.
This course can help you to progress to a range of degree courses in Sports Science and related subjects. It can also open doors to careers in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, sports nutrition and sports coaching.