Why Study Sport and Exercise Science?

The Sport and Exercise Science qualification has been formulated to meet the changing requirements of employers and higher education. Designed by experts spanning different aspects of the sector, the Sport and Exercise Science course focuses on the skills, knowledge and understanding that will allow students to take the next step. This science based course is designed for people who wish to work in a sports-related occupation, and who want to develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge. The course allows students to enhance areas such as time management, IT, communication and presentation skills. The Foundation Diploma in the first year is followed in the second year by the Extended Diploma and is equivalent to three A Levels.

Why Study Sport and Exercise Science at Worcester Sixth Form College?

A student centred approach to learning is emphasised on this vocational course. Delivery methods will include experiments, coaching sessions, tutorials, research tasks, peer presentations, fitness testing, practical’s and some lectures. You will also be offered a range of day trips and talks from visiting speakers to enhance your knowledge and experience.

Year 1 units to be covered:

  • Specialised Fitness Training
  • Functional Anatomy (Exam)
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology (Controlled Assessment)
  • Field and Laboratory-based Fitness Testing
  • Applied Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Sports Injury and Assessment

Year 2 units to be covered:

  • Physical Activity for Individual and Group-based Exercise
  • Sport and Exercise Physiology (Exam)
  • Sociocultural Issues in Sport and Exercise
  • Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance (Controlled Assessment)
  • Sports Massage
  • Coaching for Performance and Fitness
  • Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise Science

Progression Opportunities

Students may go on to study a degree in sport or some aspect of sports science or, alternatively, go into sport-related employment and training. This course is a recognised and respected qualification for entry into many occupations and possible future careers including all sport related jobs such as coaching, sports development, teaching, sports therapy, as well as the armed forces, police and fire service.

Sports and Exercise Science Nicola Dutson

Nicola Dutson

Sport and Exercise Science - Nunnery Wood High School
I have always enjoyed playing sport, both inside and outside of College. I studied GCSE PE at high school, and I decided that studying Sport and Exercise Science at a higher level would be a great stepping-stone to university. I have enjoyed the variation between the modules and the practical lessons. I have enjoyed College and the social side of it with my class because we spend every lesson with each other. I am part of the Girls Football Academy, which is my enrichment. We train twice weekly and play matches against lots of different colleges, home and away. I am looking forward to study Sports Therapy at Worcester University and pursuing a career in sport.
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Our Sport & Exercise Science Alumni

Entry Requirements

Essential Qualifications Other Desirable Subject Qualifications/ Combinations Skills & Attitudes Required for Success Guidance on Costs or Commitments
Please see ‘General Course Entry Requirements’A willingness to participate in practical activities

Qualification Levels & Enrollment Options

Qualification Name A Level Equivalence Duration Awarding Body
Foundation Diploma1 1/2 A Levels (3 Blocks)1 yearPearson BTEC
Extended Diploma3 A Levels (3 Blocks)1 year (studied after successful completion of Foundation Diploma)Pearson BTEC

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