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BTEC in Sports & Exercise Science Level 3 Diploma at St Paul's Catholic School

Course description

If you enjoy learning about different topics in sport and exercise science such as sports nutrition, sports psychology, exercise physiology, fitness testing and developing training programmes and many more this course is for you.

During this course you will develop research projects in sport, analyse sporting performances, assess the lifestyles of others, develop fitness and lifestyle programmes, take part in a work place experience, create rehabilitation programmes and take part in practical or team sports, leading and coaching others

Course content

In year 12 you will cover the following units: the anatomy for sport and science; fitness testing for sport and exercise; fitness training and programming; sport and exercise physiology; sport and exercise psychology; research methods for sport and exercise science.

In year 13 you will cover the following units: practical and team sports; research project in sport and exercise science; exercise, health and lifestyle; sports nutrition; sports injuries and a work experience in a sport and exercise related industry.

Entry requirements

3 or 4 GCSE grades A* - C or equivalent.


Coursework based.

Future opportunities

The course is designed to lead students towards either employment or higher education. Employment opportunities include: the health and fitness industry, sports psychology, sports coaching, sports development and sports therapy.

Degree or HND courses including Sport and Exercise Sciences, Sports Therapy or Coaching Science could also be accessed via this course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Paul's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 10 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years