You love sport and exercise but would like to learn about the science behind them with subjects such as Anatomy, Physiology and Psychology. Throughout the two-year course, you’ll cover a wide range of subjects that will broaden your scientific understanding about sport.
You will study topics including: Anatomy, Psychology, Sports Coaching, Fitness Training and Testing, Nutrition, Biomechanics, Exercise for Specific Groups, Sports Injuries, Sports Massage and a Research Project.
As well as classroom-based learning, you will also visit universities, sports centres, deliver practical sessions in local schools and visit venues that will add an all-important practical element to your studies.
You will experience a wide range of individuals who currently work within the field of sports science. This involves a wide range of trips and guest speakers which include e.g. Exercise physiologists, physiotherapists, university lecturers and biomechanists.
Minimum of 6 GCSEs at Grade C (4) or above, including English, maths and Science.Level 2 students must have English, maths and Science at grade C (4) or above and level 2 Sport at distinction level. You will also need to attend an informal interview with the course tutor and provide a reference from a personal tutor.
You will be assessed through your coursework, which includes projects, group presentations and practical work. There will also be a range of externally assessed units which will be in the form of an external exam as well as a controlled assessment.
You could progress onto a wide range of university degrees in areas such as:
Physiotherapy, Sport & Exercise Science, Sports Coaching, Sports Management, Sports Therapy, Strength and Conditioning, Sports Psychology or Sports Nutrition.You also have the option to study a Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching or Exercise Health & Fitness at TyneMet, awarded by the University of Sunderland. Careers include: Teacher, Sport and Exercise Therapist, Physiotherapist, Sports Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Sport Psychologist, Performance Analyst and Health Promotion Worker.