Sport and Exercise Science: Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma at NESCOT
The full time Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science course at Nescot is a two year course aimed at students with an interest in the application of scientific principles to the promotion, maintenance and enhancement of sport and exercise related
The course contains a mixture of theoretical lessons in classrooms and science laboratories and practical sessions in the sports hall, fitness centre, college fields and local sports centres.
Throughout the course students will undertake scientific units including biomechanics, applied sport and exercise physiology as well as writing their own ‘research project’. These units will be combined with fitness testing, fitness for training and other
sports science related subjects. Learning will take place through lectures, group work, debates, group discussions and practical sports sessions.
The units are selected from the list below and staff aim to ensure they maximise students’ chances of either gaining employment in the health and fitness industry in the future or progressing to University to typically study sports science, physiotherapy on other related degrees. Recent students from the sports department have gained places at Portsmouth, Bournemouth, St Mary’s and Bath University amongst others.
To prepare students for the industry a host of additional qualifications are undertaken throughout the 2 years of this course including CYQ Certificate in Fitness Instructing, sports coaching qualifications , first aid qualification and other industry led courses.
The course is made up of 18 units from the following:
- Anatomy for Sport and Exercise
- Sport and Exercise Physiology
- Sport and Exercise Psychology
- Research Methods for Sport and Exercise Science
- Research Project in Sport and Exercise Science
- Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
- Sports Biomechanics in Action
- Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
- Fitness Training and Programming
- Sports and Exercise Massage
- Analysis of Sports Performance
- Sports Nutrition
- Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise
- Sports Injuries
- Practical Team Sports
- Exercise for Specific Groups
- Work Experience in Sport
- Current Issues in Sport
You will require 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and PE or Science. Students who have gained a Level 2 Diploma in Sport at Distinction grade may also apply
Various roles in the health and fitness industry, such as a gym instructor, personal trainer, leisure attendant or sports coach.
University entrance to study sports science, physiotherapy or other sports science related subjects.
Potential career routes in the Sports industry:
- Children’s play worker
- Fitness instructor
- Leisure attendant / Duty Manager
- Outdoor activities instructor
- Personal trainer
- Sports coach
- Sports players
- Sports psychologist
- Sports therapist
- Youth worker
You will be provided with all the basic resources and materials needed for your programme. Some additional fees are required to cover the costs of trips to outdoor activity centres and activities required to take place to gain the criteria to pass this course.
You will have to pay for the following:
• Individual trips
• Sports department kit
• Additional qualification fees
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NESCOT directly.