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Sport (Exercise Sciences) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Nelson and Colne College

Course description

This course is a specialist, work-related programme of study aimed at those who have an interest in working in PE teaching, sports physiotherapy and fitness and health related profession. You will study a mixture of interesting modules such as principles of anatomy and physiology, the physiology of fitness and sports psychology, coaching and team sports. This combination of units will allow you to specialise in sports development and fitness.

Course content

You will study topics such as Sports Coaching and Elite Sport, Practical Team and Individual  Sports. Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, and Fitness Testing and Programming. In addition,  there will be a number of optional units to choose from, which may include;

  • Sport Nutrition
  • Profiling Sports Performance
  • Sports Legacy
  • Development Sport as a Business
  • Organising Sport Events
  • Talent Identification and Development
  • Analysis of Sports Performance
  • Exercise for Specific Groups
  • Leadership in Sport
  • Current Issues in Sport
  • Psychology for Sports Performance

Entry requirements

GCSEs at grade C or above (in a minimum of three different subject areas) including Maths, English and Science or Level 2 Diploma and Level 2 Maths and English.


The units are assessed using a variety of different methods including written assignments, PowerPoint presentations, group work, practical assessments and competency based assessments.

Future opportunities

Former students are studying at a number of universities including, the University of Central Lancashire, Liverpool John Moores University, the University of Northumbria, Edge Hill University studying interesting degrees in Sports therapy, Nutrition and Sports Coaching.

They go on to work as Physiotherapists, Coaches, Sport Development Managers, Teachers and Nutritionists to name but a few.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nelson and Colne College directly.

Last updated date: 20 April 2016
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