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Diploma in Sport & Exercise Sciences (Level 3) at Palmer's College

Course description

This is a course that involves you in a variety of theoretical and practically based work. The assessment is in the form of assignments throughout involving realistic workplace activities. In addition to learning about sports development and fitness, you will develop the skills you need to continue to study or pursue a career in Sport.

Course content

All students take the five core units:
• Anatomy for sport and exercise
• Sport and exercise physiology
• Sport and exercise psychology
• Research methods for sport and exercise sciences
• Research project in sport and exercise sciences

You take a further seven specialist units from:
• Sports biomechanics in action
• Exercise, health and lifestyle
• Fitness Testing for sport and exercise
• Training and fitness for sport
• Sport and exercise massage
• Analysis of sports performance
• Sports nutrition
• Sport and society
• Instructing physical activity and exercise
• Sports injuries
• Sports coaching
• Practical sports (team/individual)
• Outdoor and adventurous activities
• Work experience in sport

Entry requirements

Minimum of four Cs at GCSE or a Level 2 Diploma in a related subject.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Palmer's College directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2015
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    • We are a specialist sixth form college providing post-16 education in South Essex to over 2000 students. Palmer's College is a warm and welcoming college and offers a fantastic team of teaching and support staff alongside superb new facilities.  The College has spent an impressive £4.2 million to improve its student facilities over the past three years.

      There is a place for everyone at Palmer’s – our students are treated like adults, make great friends and achieve success in A-levels, BTEC and secretarial courses.