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Sport & Exercise Sciences Level 3 Extended Diploma at Heart of Worcestershire College

Course description

Do you have a scientific mind and a passion for sports? Are you thinking about a career as a Sports Therapist, Physiotherapist or Nutritionist? Then look no further, this is the course for you. Our exciting and interactive Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science, Level 3, will improve your knowledge, increase your confidence and develop your skills ready for higher education or a great job in the industry. You will learn through a combination of practical activities and class-based learning in specialist facilities. Our course focuses on the main subject areas of Sports and Exercise Science, including modules in; Anatomy, Psychology, Nutrition, Sports Injuries and Sports Massage. How do our bodies react to exercise? How can specialist massage and the correct treatment for injuries extend or improve an athlete‚Äôs performance? You will discover the answers to these and many more questions during your course. You will learn about the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. You will also explore the mechanisms of fitness fatigue and recovery, and the importance of identifying, preventing and rehabilitating common sports injuries. In addition students will be required to undertake a minimum of 30 hours' work experience and/or voluntary work which will be supported with a well-developed work placement programme.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades A-C, with a minimum grade C in English, maths and science.

Assessment

You will be assessed on an ongoing basis through group presentations, written tests, practical activities and portfolio assignments.

Future opportunities

Sports and exercise science is a skilled discipline and with further education and training, you can choose from a range of exciting career options in the sports, leisure and education sectors. How about becoming a Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, Sports Consultant or PE Teacher? Before embarking on your dream career, you may want to consider a degree in sports science, sports studies, physiotherapy or physical education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heart of Worcestershire College directly.

Last updated date: 29 September 2016

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