|Mode of study||Vocational Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||31 August 2020|
|Course code||FLR3SPE (2022)|
Sports Science and the study of sport performance have increased in popularity and prominence over the last few years.
This course is for you if you are keen on the practical, theoretical and scientific application of Sport. You will probably want to continue your studies and research into this fascinating subject area at one of the many excellent universities specialising in sport performance, or perhaps move on to instructing or the Leisure Industry.
You need to have at least 5 GCSEs at a minimum of Grade C (4), but preferably A or B (5-9) in appropriate subjects which should include Maths, English, PE and Science.
You will achieve 180 credits (3 A Level equivalent, Maximum of 420 UCAS points) during the two years of the course. Although the course is vocational in nature, knowledge and understanding and the application of work-related skills are continually assessed through a variety of internal assessment methods. The course will require a significant amount of reading, research and individual learning. The course covers all aspects of sport and fitness including anatomy & physiology, sports injuries, principles of fitness and practical sports coaching.
The following are some of the units that have been provisionally selected -
Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology
Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-Being
Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry
Unit 4: Sports Leadership
Unit 5: Application of Fitness Testing
Unit 6: Sports Psychology
Unit 7: Practical Sport Performance
Unit 8: Coaching for Performance
Unit 9: Research Methods in Sport
Unit 17: Sports Injury Management
Unit 18: Work Experience in Active Leisure
Unit 19: Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity
Unit 26: Technical and Tactical Demands of Sport
Unit 27: The Athlete’s Lifestyle
Unit 28: Sports Performance Analysis
There is a requirement to continue with Maths and English if a grade C or above is not achieved at entry.
A Levels are available to run alongside some of the Diploma offers, these are assessed on an individual basis but please check at your Group interview. Options should appear when you apply for this course online.
You must be prepared to supply all of your sports clothing and equipment. A Kit list will be provided prior to starting the course. A contribution towards educational visits may also be requested. If you are experiencing financial difficulty, you should approach Student Services for assistance.
These courses require you to respond to the very challenging physical and mental demands of a stimulating and rewarding area of work. You should be prepared to be flexible, adaptable and capable of managing your time productively and effectively throughout the course. You will be expected to attend all sessions punctually, participate fully in all activities and complete on time, all elements of the programme.
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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