What will you study and other information about BTEC Level 3 Sport and Exercise Science (Double)
On this course you will study 8 units which are highlighted in more detail below:
- Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise Science – You will study the movement of the body during sporting actions. Analyse your own performance in a sports action using sports analysis software.
- Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology – Looking into the minds of athletes, exploring theories of personalities, aggression and motivation.
- Coaching for Performance and Fitness – Assessing the roles and skills needed to be a successful coach. You will also plan and deliver a session to your peers. This gives you the perfect insight into the demands and skills required as a Coach or Fitness Professional.
- Functional Anatomy – The most Biological unit of the course, you will explore the human body looking at key areas such are The Cardiovascular and Respiratory systems and how they respond and adapt to exercise.
- Sport and Exercise Physiology – After mastering the anatomy of the human body you will learn practically how the body responds to acute exercise and adapts long term.
- Sports Massage – Exploring the causes of injuries and the common injuries within sports. You will learn and demonstrate common treatments for injuries with the opportunity to achieve a first-aid qualification. This hands-on unit will teach you the basics of injury prevention and recovery through massage.
- Applied Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Science – This unit provided you with vital research skills to be successful at university.
- Field and Laboratory-based Fitness Testing – Taking on the role of a Sports Scientist or Health Practitioner you will need to accurately conduct anthropometric and fitness assessment protocols that establish body composition and density under scientific conditions and interpret the results.
A range of textbooks and other relevant publications are available in the FYi or departmental resource area. Subscription to appropriate periodicals is also available through the department. There are also a range of revision guides available through Amazon and students will be directed to these once on the course/ appropriate unit(s)
There are day visits included as part of the course in which students are encouraged to participate. These may incur a cost to cover transport and entrance to the visited organisation. In total, the estimated cost of these essential visits over the two years of the course will be approximately £100. There may be other desirable educational visits that students can access during the two-year course.
Any student undertaking work experience with young children or vulnerable adults may need a DBS check to go out on a work placement. The cost of the DBS check is currently £38. Payment is made when students bring in the completed DBS form and evidence of identity to the Student Finance Office.
Students will be expected to purchase a Blackpool Sixth sports kit, polo shirt and training top to be worn during practical sessions, leadership activities and work experience, approximate cost £45. (essential bundle)
You will visit a number of local universities where you will use the latest sports science equipment as part of your studies, getting you familiar with equipment and experimental procedures that can be used in the industry and university straight after college.
We have strong links with Blackpool FC, Fleetwood Town FC and Fylde Rugby Club as well as local sports centres and coaches.
Students on this course also have the opportunity to take an additional qualification in sports leadership (Community Sports Leaders).